Radio 1’s Big Weekend gets extra security
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend will still go ahead this weekend in Hull but with extra security measures for attendees.
A statement from the station says: “After conducting a full review of the festival, in conjunction with the police and partners, various extra security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of those attending.
“As part of this, everyone that enters the site will go through two rounds of thorough searches – one round conducted at transport hubs where police will be present, and a second round of security procedures at the entrance gates.
“We ask for the patience and cooperation of anyone coming to the event on the weekend and that they allow extra time to pass through security.”
Acts including Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Lorde, Kasabian and Royal Blood will be joining the line-up for the two-day event, which takes place at Burton Constable Hall on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.
The event will be broadcast live on Radio 1 and streamed in vision at bbc.co.uk/radio1. All performances will be available to watch live and on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel.
Artists joining the line-up for the Main Stage and Where It Begins Stage are:
MAIN STAGE SATURDAY:
BIFFY CLYRO, EMELI SANDÉ, GALANTIS, IMAGINE DRAGONS, JAMES ARTHUR, KASABIAN, KATY PERRY*, LORDE, ZARA LARSSON
WHERE IT BEGINS STAGE SATURDAY:
HAIM, JP COOPER, LANA DEL REY, LONDON GRAMMAR, PLAN B, RAG’N’BONE MAN, THE AMAZONS, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, YOU ME AT SIX
MAIN STAGE SUNDAY:
BASTILLE, CLEAN BANDIT, KINGS OF LEON* LITTLE MIX*, RITA ORA, SEAN PAUL, SHAWN MENDES, STORMZY*, THE CHAINSMOKERS
WHERE IT BEGINS STAGE SUNDAY:
ALT-J, ANNE MARIE, BLOSSOMS, CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS, CIRCA WAVES, DUA LIPA,
MURA MASA, ROYAL BLOOD, TWIN ATLANTIC