Harry Edmundson reviews the BBC’s attempt at a zoom-radio festival.
It’s a few hours before The 1975 are due to perform their 5pm slot on the Sunday of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Exeter, and I’ve been given five minutes with Matty Healy, the band’s frontman. This makes me nervous, because A. The 1975 are pretty big, B. Matty Healy seems far too cool […]
Annie Mac has been a staple of Radio 1 since 2006. The successor to Zane Lowe and John Peel, the Irish DJ has been the trend-setter for dance music for a decade now, delivering her Friday night show to over a million listeners. Throughout BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Annie performed sets before artists like […]
You’re here. You’ve sold your soul to another 9am, but this time the rewards were palpable; not quotes on a lecture slide you might skim once for revision purposes, but in the form of a wristband to Europe’s biggest free festival. You’ve been guided through the best of Saturday’s line-up at Big Weekend, but the […]
A man called Wallace has tweeted in saying how incredible this live session is, and Ian from upstairs asks the Radio 1 settlement in Exeter Phoenix to turn he volume up, he can’t hear it. A girl in front of me with silver glitter on her cheeks tells her friend before the show that her […]
You’ve been lucky enough to nab yourself tickets to one of the South-West’s most coveted music events of the summer, Radio One’s Big Weekend. You successfully manage to navigate your way to Powderham castle, avoiding being trampled by gaggles of screaming teenage girls and/or physically violated by stern-looking security guards. Now what? With three different […]
Mumford & Sons, Coldplay and Ellie Goulding were among the acts announced for Radio 1’s Big Weekend, live on the air on Monday morning. The acts will assemble at Powderham Castle, near Exeter, for 28th-29th May, after many Exeter students will have finished their exams. The hotly anticipated announcement was made on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show […]
E xeter students are annoyed that they may miss out on tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Powderham Castle because of Ticketmaster’s postcode policy. 50,000 tickets are available for the event which has so far announced performances from Coldplay, Jake Bugg, Chase and Status, Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Bring Me the Horizon. […]