The BBC has announced that Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2014 will take place in Glasgow on 24-25 May.
This year’s event will also feature a night dedicated to dance music on Friday 23 May.
Now in its 11th year, the radio station’s flagship event will be held in the Glasgow to celebrate the city’s hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will be produced in partnership with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.
Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini are the first acts confirmed for the event, while the headline artists and full line-up will be announced live on Radio 1 in the coming months.
In the lead up to the Big Weekend, Radio 1 and BBC Learning will also embark on a special week of local engagement and face-to-face activity in the area, opening the doors to Radio 1’s Academy from 10-16 May.
During the week, Radio 1 hopes to inspire local 16-19 year olds by inviting them to attend a series of radio shows, masterclasses and Q&As.
“Radio 1’s Big Weekend is the biggest event in the station’s calendar and we are delighted that Glasgow will host the event for the very first time in 2014,” said head of live music and events at Popular Music Jason Carter.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, added: “As part of Glasgow’s major events strategy, it has been our ambition to attract Radio 1’s Big Weekend and I’m delighted that the BBC has accepted the city’s invitation. Radio 1’s Big Weekend will set the scene for an unforgettable summer in Glasgow and bring some of the world’s top performers to our city.”
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Posted on: 30/01/14