BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee cancelled

The BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, due to be held in Camperdown Park in Dundee over the weekend Friday 22 May to Sunday 24 May, has been cancelled.

Over 70,000 people were expected to attend, but BBC Radio 1 says it has to prioritise the health and safety of all those involved.

The news came on Friday afternoon, with Radio 1 saying: “After careful consideration we have come to the decision that Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020 in Dundee will not go ahead.

“This decision has been made in conjunction with our event partners, in line with the advice from the Scottish government, and while we know fans looking forward to purchasing tickets will be disappointed, it is important that we prioritise the health and safety of all those involved.”

BBC Radio 1 was planning on broadcasting live from the festival site across the weekend, with performances and tracks available live and on-demand across Radio 1’s iPlayer channel and BBC Sounds.

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