Tickets for Radio 1's Big Weekend are free, and registration for tickets will open on Monday 26th April 2010.
You'll have to register your details on this website for your chance to attend. Last year around three hundred and fifty thousand people applied for tickets and demand is expected to be very high again this year. Unfortunately not everyone who applies will be successful, but we will have 40,000 tickets to give away across the two days.
Radio 1's Big Weekend is held in a different location each year. We were in Swindon last year, and Maidstone, Preston, Dundee and Sunderland before that. Each year we give preference to residents of the local area, with tickets allocated at random based on postcode. The majority of tickets this year will go to those in Bangor, Gwynedd and the wider North Wales area; with a smaller amount distributed throughout the rest of the UK.
Registration for tickets will open on Monday 26th April 2010. Keep listening to Radio 1 and checking here for details on how to register and the full line-up announcement. Please note: eBay and other auction sites will remove auctions for Radio 1 Big Weekend tickets. Sign up to our Facebook group and follow Radio 1 on Twitter feed to make sure you keep up to date with the latest information.
Radio 1's Big Weekend takes place on 22nd-23rd May 2010 at Vaynol Estate, Bangor.
The first act to be announced was Pixie Lott who sang live for Chris at the launch event. See photos of Pixie performing for Chris. Loads more artists will be announced in the next few months.
How do I get a ticket?
Tickets will be given away by ballot - registration for the ticket ballot will take place on the Radio 1 website nearer the event.
How do you allocate tickets?
10,000 pairs of tickets will be given out for both Saturday and Sunday - however, in previous years more than 350,000 people have applied for tickets, which indicates many will be disappointed. BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend moves to a different area of the UK each year and we always give a degree of preference to local residents. Tickets will be allocated randomly, based on postcode, but weighted in favour of those living in Bangor and the surrounding areas.
Can I get a ticket on the day?
No tickets will be available on the day and you should not turn up at the site without a valid ticket.
I'm worried noise, litter or road closures will affect me where I live
The local council will be taking steps to ensure that those living close to the site are not overly inconvenienced over the weekend. They will be handling all issues regarding traffic management, noise and litter.
How old do you have to be to attend?
There is no age limit for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend. However, if you are under 16 you must be accompanied by a responsible person who is at least 18 years old. You may also be asked for ID if you look under 16. Children under two years old do not need a ticket, but those two and over will need one. Please also bear in mind that this is an outdoor event, with large crowds expected.
How secure is the ticketing system?
This ticketing method has been used at a number of events in the past and we are working hard to ensure that the system is very secure. All tickets are unique to the ticket holder and are not transferable. Tickets to the big weekend are free and are not for re-sale.
How do you prevent people selling tickets?
We will do all we can to stop people trying to sell tickets and will again work with third-party sites to remove posts offering tickets for sale. Anyone trying to sell tickets is breaking our terms and conditions and we will cancel those tickets where possible.
What time does the event start and finish?
Doors will open around 12 noon on both days. The event will finish at 10pm each night.
What facilities are you providing for disabled people?
The two main stages will have a viewing platform for disabled people with accessible toilet facilities, but please note this is a green field site without pathways in places. Disabled parking is available but may be limited subject to demand.
Will there be a Fringe Festival?
Radio 1 will be showcasing bands from North Wales as part of Radio 1's Big Weekend - The Fringe Festival. The Fringe will celebrate the local music scene, from guitar bands through to bedroom DJs, MCs and everything in between. The Line up will be selected by the Fringe Festival panel. The panel is made up of Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens and Bethan Elfyn, Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales), Lisa Gwilym (BBC Radio Cymru) and other Radio 1 producers. All the DJs on the Fringe panel are part of the BBC Introducing network; BBC Introducing supports unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar artists across the UK. So, if you're from North Wales and making music and would like to be considered to play The Fringe then the best way to get involved is to upload your tracks at www.bbc.co.uk/introducing Details of which bands will be playing and where the gigs will be taking place will be announced in Huw's Radio 1 show on Wed 28 April.