BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend To Feature Archive Sets From BMTH, Foo Fighters And More
Taking place remotely this year due to coronavirus, BBC will not only be streaming new sets from the likes of Biffy Clyro, they will also be showing some of the best headline sets and past performances from previous events, with over 100 sets to be streamed between May 22 – 24.
Taking to the ‘Headliner Stage’ will be Bring Me The Horizon (from 2016), Foo Fighters (2015), Muse (2015) and twenty one pilots (2019), with the likes of Rihanna, Jay‑Z, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish and One Direction also streaming archive performances.
Check out the full list of Headline Stage archive performances from past Big Weekends: Billie Eilish (2019), Bring Me The Horizon (2016), Bruno Mars (2013), Calvin Harris (2014), Coldplay (2016), Ed Sheeran (2018), Florence + the Machine (2018), Foo Fighters (2015), Jay‑Z (2012), Katy Perry (2014), Khalid (2019), Kings Of Leon (2017), Lady Gaga (2011), Little Mix (2019), Miley Cyrus (2019), Mumford & Sons (2019), Muse (2015), One Direction (2014), Rihanna (2012), Shawn Mendes (2018), Stormzy (2019), The 1975 (2019), twenty one pilots (2019)
Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James enthuses: “I’m so pleased we can bring the listeners a brand new version of our Big Weekend this year. It’s our absolute favourite event of the year and we love saying thanks to our listeners for being such a big part of the radio station. It’ll be a great opportunity to relive some of our favourite performances from over the years and although it’ll be a technical nightmare, having some new performances from artists’ houses will be great for everyone to have something fun to watch and listen to over the Bank Holiday Weekend. And if it all goes wrong, we can just blame the pandemic and say that at least we tried.”
For a taste of what to expect, here’s Foo Fighters playing Congregation at Big Weekend back in 2015:
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