1 Week to Go until Big Weekend

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With one week left to go until Radio 1’s Big Weekend kicks off in Dundee, final preparations are well under way to welcome tens of thousands of people to the top music event.

The three-day extravaganza on Friday May 26, Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28 is being billed as an “incredible opportunity for Dundee”.

Camperdown Park will become a stage for top talent including Lewis Capaldi, The 1975, Raye, Niall Horan, Jonas Brothers, Jess Glynne and Jamie xx.

John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said: "This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such a huge event at Camperdown Park after the disappointment of 2020’s cancellation. 

“Excitement is now building as the clock ticks down with now just a week to go. Camperdown Park is being transformed into an amazing arena that will host a party for tens of thousands of people.

"Radio 1’s Big Weekend will showcase Dundee not only to the audiences who attend, but also the millions who will watch and listen through the BBC. 

"We expect a huge economic boost for the area as the event has been worth millions of pounds to previous host locations."

Major traffic restrictions will be in place for public safety during the event and people are being advised to check on the most up to date information on the council’s website here

The city council is organising free shuttle buses running between Slessor Gardens and near to the event at Camperdown Park.

You can book tickets here

Event advice and information is available at the city council’s website 

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Dundee City Council as they get set to host the eagerly anticipated Radio 1’s Big Weekend.  

“Events play an important role in our communities by offering us the chance to come together and share memorable experiences while also bringing social and economic benefits.  

“For a city with innovation, science, history and design at its heart, the arrival of a fantastic line-up of popular artists who are getting set to take to the stage next week presents another great chapter in Dundee’s history, and further strengthens Scotland’s position as a world-leading events destination.”

 

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