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BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Lineup Announced

05:01 PM Wednesday 3/30/11 |   |

Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, The Black Eyed Peas and The Strokes are playing BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, otherwise known as the “U.K.’s biggest free ticketed music event.”

The festival takes place May 14-15 in Carlisle, Cumbria.  The four-stage event features a mix of U.K. and international acts with performances from both household names and new artists.

Foo Fighters and The Black Eyed Peas are slotted for the main stage May 14 along with Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Nicole Scherzinger, Chase & Status, Ellie Goulding and Jessie J.

  • Foo Fighters

    The Grammy Nominations Concert Live, Los Angeles, Calif.
    December 3, 2008

    (AP Photo)

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The “In New Music We Trust Stage” has lined up Swedish House Mafia for Saturday in addition to Friendly Fires, Nero, Panic! At The Disco, Wretch 32, Everything Everything, Cage The Elephant and The Joy Formidable.

On May 15 the main stage will feature Lady Gaga, My Chemical Romance, Bruno Mars, The Script, Taio Cruz, Katy B, Professor Green, Olly Murs and The Wombats.

The Strokes takes over the In New Music We Trust Stage on Sunday with help from Magnetic Man, Noah And The Whale, Devlin, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Yasmin and Pulled Apart By Horses.

  • Lady Gaga

    United Center, Chicago, Ill.
    February 28, 2011

    (Bobby Talamine / SkipTheDial.com)

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The lineup for “BBC Introducing Stage” will be announced on Thursday, followed by Friday’s announcement about the “Outdoor Stage” acts.

Although the event is free fans still need a ticket to get in. The majority of tickets will be given out through a ticket ballot. Registration opens Thursday, March 31. Fans are encouraged to tune in to Scott Mills on Radio 1 at 6:30 a.m. GMT tomorrow for more information.

The festival has 40,000 tickets to give out with 10,000 pairs of tickets given out for each day of the event. When registering for the event, fans must choose which day they would like to attend as the ticket is only good for one day. Fans can only apply for one of the two days. According to the festival website, last year nearly half a million people applied for tickets.

For more information, click here for the official BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend website.


Comments

  1. DeltaSigChi4 wrote:

    09:30 AM, Mar 31, 2011

    Not entirely true since they do have that Verizon free fest on the East coast and Ozzfest did free multi-city festival as well. Nothing to the level of this line-up, but it is still feasible. Ticketmaster does not vend for all live events you know.

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  2. live concert freak wrote:

    06:20 AM, Mar 31, 2011

    This could NEVER HAPPEN IN THE STATES!!!! with a free concert there is no way ticketbastards can get there 25% - 30% mark up just to give you a ticket. It would be so nice to have a great show like this in the states but the whores at tricked-em -bastards cant get there greedy little paws on FREE money from the true fans of music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And they wonder why they have dwindling ticket sales year after year after year?????

  3. DeltaSigChi4 wrote:

    11:22 PM, Mar 30, 2011

    Insane line-up for a free event!

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