It’s an “off” year for Glastonbury, as the famous festival takes time to rejuvenate the grounds and prep it for another 6-year run starting in 2019… In the meantime, another music festival is stepping in to take its place in 2018!
BBC Music has announced its plans to fill the void with what’s being called The Biggest Weekend, a brand new four-day music festival concept across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The radio company promises that Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, and 6 Music listeners will be pleased with the lineup, offering “coverage similar to that around Glastonbury.”
Director of BBC Radio and Music Bob Shennan said: “BBC Music has a strong history of bringing the nation together for some special moments, and this is the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC. We will be celebrating the diversity of music from four different corners of the country, bringing the best UK music to the world and the best global music to the UK.”
BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend is going down May 25 – 28, 2018 for an estimated 175,000 people, compared to approximately 135,000 people that attended Glastonbury in 2016. The new fest will have even more exposure, as sets will be offered on all BBC radio stations and the BBC iPlayer on mobile and online. Get more info here!
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) July 24, 2017