Everything we know about BBC's Biggest Weekend music festival

Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 09:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 09:51 am

BBC have announced the line-up and details for a multi-location festival titled The Biggest Weekend.

Set from May 25-28 over the May Bank Holiday weekend the four-pronged festival will be held across the United Kingdom at venues in Perth, Swansea, Coventry and Belfast.

Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are among the acts who have been announced for the country-wide festival, with more to be revealed in the coming months.

Where and when is the festival being held?

Evolved from Radio 1's Big Weekend, the festival will be held at four venues across the UK rather than the usual one, with each of BBC Radio's stations represented.

These venues are Scone Palace near Perth, Titanic Slipways in Belfast, War Memorial Park in Coventry and Singleton Park in Swansea.

The festival will take place in Belfast and Perthshire on May 25 and May 26, while Swansea will host the festival over May 26 and May 27.

The festival will reach its climax in Coventry which will host the Biggest Weekend on May 27 and May 28.

Who's playing?

Each of the venues will be hosting a unique mix of acts from across the musical spectrum.

So far, Courtney Barnett, Beck, Manic Street Preachers and Public Service Broadcasting have been confirmed for Belfast.

Meanwhile, Scone will host Nigel Kennedy and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the Friday, before playing host to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on the Saturday.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are performing at Scone Palace as part of the Biggest Weekend (Photo: Shutterstock)

Ed Sheeran will take to the stage on Saturday in Swansea, before making way for Taylor Swift who will headline the event on Sunday.

The Bank Holiday Weekend will come to a close in Coventry where Billy Ocean and Snow Patrol will play on the Sunday, while, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, Nigel Kennedy and The BBC Concert Orchestra will polish off the event on the Monday.

How much are tickets and how do I get them?

Tickets for the festival go on sale at bbc.co.uk and ticketmaster.co.uk on Monday February 12, at different times for each venue.

Tickets for the events in Swansea will go on sale at 7:45am. While tickets for the events in Perth and Coventry will go on sale at 8:30am. Finally, tickets for the events in Belfast will go on sale at 10:00am.

175,000 tickets will be available to the public with a select percentage going to the local community. These will cost just £18 + a £4.50 booking fee