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The Biggest Weekend, UK, 25 – 27 May
May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018pounds18
United Kingdom – The Biggest Weekend: Every five years, the famed Glastonbury Festival takes a fallow year to let the grounds recover. As 2018 happens to be the latest fallow year for Glastonbury, the BBC has stepped up to take the festival’s place with one of its own, The Biggest Weekend.
And it is, indeed, big.
The weekend-long festival, set for 25 through 27 May, is being held at four separate locations in the U.K.: Belfast, Northern Ireland; Perth, Scotland; Swansea, Wales; and Coventry, England.
Who will be there?
Taylor Swift will be in Swansea’s Singleton Park, while Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are set to rock Scone Palace in Perth. Meanwhile, Manic Street Preachers will hold it down at Belfast’s Titanic Slipways, and the BBC Concert Orchestra will wrap things up in Coventry’s War Memorial Park. Other acts on the growing lineup include: Billy Ocean; First Aid Kit; The Breeders; Ed Sheeran; Orbital; Simple Minds; Snow Patrol; Tears For Fears; and UB40.
Tickets to The Biggest Weekend—of which there will be over 175,000 available—are £18 (€21) no matter which venue you visit, though Swansea’s lineup is already sold out.