Radio 1 picks first names for an online alternative to their Big Weekend

Radio 1 picks first names for an online alternative to their Big Weekend

Billed as a “remote festival”, Radio 1 has announced details and first names on the line-up for an online alternative to their Big Weekend 2020.

Big Weekend was planned for May 22-24, but was cancelled in March due to the ongoing fears around coronavirus.

Today, BBC announced that an “online alternative” event will now be held across five virtual “stages” on the same weekend – the Radio 1 Stage, the Radio 1 Dance Stage, the Headliner Stage, the 1Xtra Stage and the BBC Music Introducing Stage.

Biffy Clyro, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Anne-Marie, and Young T & Bugsey are the first names that have been announced to be playing new live sets across the weekend.