Big Weekend 2020 will be online May 22-24 on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra. Known for line-up: Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, more.
Radio 1 has announced plans for an online alternative to Big Weekend, which was cancelled due to coronavirus.
The event was due to take place in Dundee (Scotland) from 22 to 24 May – with Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and Harry Styles among the names set to perform.
An alternative show, called Big Weekend UK 2020, will now be held across five virtual “stages” on the same weekend.
Sam Smith, Biffy Clyro, Anne-Marie, Young T & Bugsey and Rita Ora are the first names that have been announced to be playing new live sets across the weekend.
Performances will take place across the Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, Headliner, 1Xtra and the BBC Music Introducing virtual stages.
With Big Weekend being the earliest major British festival of the summer, it was the first to be disrupted by coronavirus.
It has since been joined by the likes of Glastonbury, TRNSMT and Latitude which have all seen their 2020 events cancelled or postponed as a result of the pandemic.
Fans will be able to experience Big Weekend UK 2020 on Radio 1 across the weekend, with full sets available on BBC Sounds.
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