BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Dundee

Dundee to host BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend

Camperdown Park in Dundee, Scotland will play host to Radio 1’s flagship live music event BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend. More than 80,000 music fans are expected to attend the three-day festival, over the late May bank holiday weekend.

Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan, and The 1975 are some of the artists already announced to play.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend brings some of the biggest UK and international artists to cities that may not otherwise host such large-scale events, shining a light on the local area and providing a major boost to the local economy.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was originally set to go to Dundee in 2020 but due to COVID 19 it was unable to go ahead. This year, the BBC is working closely with Dundee City Council to put on BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend 2023.

Aled Haydn Jones, head of Radio 1, said: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend always delivers the biggest and hottest artists from around the world and what better place to bring them than Dundee! We’ve got some brilliant ideas for the event this year and a few special guests who we’ll be bringing along to celebrate with us!”

John Alexander, leader of Dundee City Council leader, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such an exciting event at Camperdown Park after the disappointment of 2020’s cancellation.

“Radio 1’s Big Weekend will showcase Dundee not only to the tens of thousands of people who attend, but also the millions who will watch and listen through the BBC. We expect a huge economic boost for the area as the event has been worth millions of pounds to previous host locations.”