As of Thursday 31st of March you will all be able to register for free tickets to Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The event will be taking place in Carlisle, Cumbria on the 14th & 15th of May 2011. You can tune in to Scott Mills on Radio 1 from 6.30am on Thursday for more information.
Registration opens Thursday and will close on the 7th of April at 7pm, but it won’t matter whether you register on the first or the last day. There are 10,000 pairs of tickets that will be given out for each day. Last year around 480,000 people applied for tickets so demand is expected to be high this year as well.
However even though tickets are random, those who live in Carlisle, Cumbria and the surrounding area, including the Scotish Borders and North East of England, will be favoured. This is due to the local area always being given preference each year, as was the case with last year in Bangor as well as previous years, Swindin, Maidstone, Preston, Dundee and Sunderland. Therefore a smaller amount of tickets will be allocated throughout the rest of the UK.
As I mentioned above, last years event was held in Bangor with performances from the likes of Florence & The Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Alicia Keys, MGMT, Example, Tinie Tempah to name just a few. The acts were spread out on four different stages and I really admire the setup with the stages. There is the ‘Main Stage’, ‘In New Music We Trust’, ‘BBC introducing stage’ and the ‘Outdoor Stage’.
This years main stage includes acts such as the Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Jessie J, Bruno Mars, The Script, Katy B, My Chemical Romance and The Wombats to give you just a few names of who to expect should you be lucky enough to win tickets.