BBC Locals go live from Radio 1’s Big Weekend
All 39 BBC local radio stations broadcast live from the BBC Music Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s (virtual) Big Weekend 2020.
The network broadcast two hours of performances from the stage on Saturday from 8pm – 10pm, with the exception of BBC Radio Bristol which aired the show at 10pm due to a special local show.
The BBC Music Introducing Stage featured new performances from new and emerging artists from around the UK.
Each of the local radio shows that make up the BBC Music Introducing network have nominated an artist from their region to perform, allowing the stage to showcase the breadth of the new music scene across the country.
Tom Billington Editor, BBC Music Introducing acknowledges this is something that has never been done before. Speaking ahead of the broadcast, he said: “The new live home recordings will give a unique snapshot of the most exciting new music from every corner of the country right now, it’s great to have every local area represented and it’s something only the BBC can do”.