BBC Music announces The Biggest Weekend

The Biggest Weekend

With Glastonbury festival taking a year off in 2018, The Biggest Weekend is set to be one of the summer's tentpole music events in the United Kingdom with artists receiving extensive coverage across BBC TV, radio, mobile and online.

The four confirmed locations for the event are: Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales; Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland; War Memorial Park, Coventry, England and Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The line-up so far includes Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Snow Patrol, Beck, Billy Ocean, Nigel Kennedy, Manic Street Preachers, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Courtney Barnett and Pubic Service Broadcasting with more to be announced. The Live Nation company will handle all 175,000 tickets that go on sale Monday, Feb. 12. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots.

The BBC have announced that Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher will be headlining BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend across the May Bank Holiday Weekend in 2018. For more information, please visit the official website.

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The festival takes place in four United Kingdom cities over the same weekend: Swansea in Wales, Perth in Scotland, Belfast in Northern Ireland and Coventry in England.

Tickets for the events in Perth and Coventry will go on sale at 8:30am and tickets for the Belfast events will go on sale at 10am.

The Biggest WeekendMay 25-28, in four UK citiesBy its own accounts, Ticketmaster UK celebrated its "biggest ever festival and stadium season" in 2017, with 142 box offices across the country and more than three million tickets scanned.

The initial bulk of tickets will be available for local residents only. A second set of tickets (Pot 2) will be reserved for others living in the wider surrounding area of each event, with the remainder unreserved (Pot 3).

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How to get tickets for BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend 2018? "You know it's the start of the summer when we put on a massive festival, and we're bringing two of the biggest artists in the world to Swansea", said Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw.

'Taylor and Ed plus a whole massive lineup to be announced makes The Biggest Weekend the event of the year'.

Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2's breakfast presenter said: 'The Biggest Weekend is shaping up very nicely indeed.

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