Radio One Big Weekend 2008

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th May 2008
Mote Park, in Maidstone, Kent, UK MAP
FREE
last updated: Tue 22nd Apr 2008

Radio One Big Weekend (previously known as One Big Weekend) is a music festival run by BBC Radio 1, held this year in Mote Park, in Maidstone, Kent. The two day free festival takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May.

This event is run in a different location within the United Kingdom each time. It is the biggest free live music event in the UK and always includes a host of new artists.

Tickets are free and are obtained through a lottery. People wishing to go register on the BBC website and pairs of tickets are then given out. Last year over 470,000 people applied for tickets, so demand will be massive. The site is licensed to hold 20,000 people per day, including working staff, performers and guests - last year we gave away around 35,500 tickets to our listeners. Radio One want to make sure the majority of the tickets go to people who live in Maidstone, Kent and the surrounding areas.

So far confirmed for the weekend on the main stage will be Madonna headlining Saturday with The Fratellis, Usher, Scouting For Girls, Duffy, The Feeling, Robyn, and The Hoosiers. Sunday The Kooks, headline with support acts The Enemy, Nelly, Goldfrapp, The Pigeon Detectives, Newton Faulkner, One Republic, and Adele.

Headlinig the 'In New Music We Trust Stage' are Editors on Saturday and The Raconteurs on Sunday. Other acts for Saturday are The Futureheads, Guillemots, We Are Scientists, Foals, Vampire Weekend, and The Ting Tings. Sunday's bill has The Zutons, The Wombats, Hot Chip, Gallows & Lethal Bizzle, Pendulum, Justice, and Black Kids.

The Outdoor Stage line-up for Saturday looks like this, Annie Mac, Dave Spoon, Nic Fanciulli, Fatboy Slim, Kissy Sell Out, Eddie Halliwell, Chris Moyles vs Judge Jules, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso, Herve & Sinden, and Zane Lowe. Where as Sunday will have Dave Pearce, Basshunter, Kutski (old school set), Pendulum (DJ set), Justice (DJ set), Zane Lowe, Vernon Kaye vs Pete Tong, Rob Da Bank, Cameo vs DJ Q, Mistajam, and Tim Westwood.

This year the BBC Introducing Stage will showcase new talent including on Saturday: White Lies, James Yuill, Magistrates, AG Dolla, Fighting with Wire, and Natty. Golden Silvers, Twisted Wheel, Ebony Bones, Outl4w, Chipmunk, and Kate Goes, play on sunday with a Kent based band to be announced for each day.

For more information see the Big Weekend website and to register click here. Registration closes next Monday.

More information will be here when available.

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th May 2008
Mote Park, in Maidstone, Kent, UK MAP
FREE
last updated: Tue 22nd Apr 2008


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