What's on at BBC's Biggest Weekend 2018

What's On at BBC's Biggest Weekend 2018

Noel Gallagher / credit: Lawrence Watson

Full breakdown of who's playing when and where at the BBC's UK wide music festival in Perth, Belfast, Coventry and Swansea

This year the BBC has eschewed its annual Radio 1 Big Weekend event to create the Biggest Weekend 2018, set across four days and in all four UK nations. This time around it is not just R1 but also Radio 2, 3 and 6 Music are also getting in on the action for a mix of pop, indie, classical, folk and country. Belfast, Perth, Swansea and Coventry are to be taken over by a different station each for this massive celebration of live music. Whether you already have your BBC's Biggest Weekend 2018 tickets or are waiting to see if the rumours about your fave artist making an appearance are true, we've broken down the festival to find out who is playing where and when.

Belfast: BBC Music and BBC Radio 6 Music

Fri 26 May
Main Stage: Beck, Father John Misty with the Ulster Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Manic Street Preachers, Orbital, Public Service Broadcasting, The Breeders
6 Music Recommends Stage: David Holmes (DJ set), Baloji, Hannah Peel, Jordan Rakei, Phoebe Bridgers, The Orielles, TOUTS

Sat 26 May
Main Stage: Ash, First Aid Kit, Franz Ferdinand, Goldie (live), Little Dragon, Neneh Cherry, Underworld, Young Fathers
6 Music Recommends Stage: Baloji, David Holmes, Dream Wife, Hollie Cook, Imarhan, Shame, Soak, Superorganism

Titanic Slipways, Belfast

Perth: BBC Music, Radio 2, Radio 3

Fri 25 May
Main Stage: Nigel Kennedy, Danielle de Niese, Evelyn Glennie, Jamie Cullum, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith, Eddi Reader and Band, Karine Polwart Trio, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Stage 2: Breabach, Mezcla, Namvula

Sat 26 May
Main Stage: Amy Macdonald, Emeli Sandé, Julie Fowlis, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Simple Minds, Squeeze, The Beat starring Dave Wakeling, The Shires

Scone Palace, Perth

Swansea: BBC Music and Radio 1

Sat 26 May
Main Stage: Craig David, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Liam Payne, Sam Smith, Wolf Alice, Years & Years,
Radio 1's Other Stage: Mabel, Sigrid

Sun 27 May
Main Stage: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Camila Cabello, J Hus, James Bay, Niall Horan, Rita Ora, Taylor Swift
Radio 1's Other Stage: Stefflon Don

Singleton Park & Botanical Gardens, Swansea, Wales

Coventry: BBC Music, Radio 2, Radio 3

Sun 27 May
Main Stage: Liam Gallagher, Billy Ocean, Jamie Cullum, Paloma Faith, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Tears for Fears

Mon 28 May
Main Stage: Strictly Come Dancing with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Nigel Kenney, Angélique Kidjo, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, GoGo Penguin, Miloš
Stage 2: Dinosaur, Dorcha

War Memorial Park, Coventry

The Biggest Weekend: Belfast

Beck, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Barnett and Public Service Broadcasting announced for Belfast's addition of the BBC's new music festival, with the Saturday night headliner announced as the electronic group Underworld, with many more top names in the business to be announced.

Titanic Slipways, Belfast

Fri 25 May

Times to be confirmed / £18 one day ticket, tickets on sale Monday 12th February

Sat 26 May

Times to be confirmed / £18 one day ticket, tickets on sale Monday 12th February

The Biggest Weekend: Coventry

Sunday sees Snow Patrol and Billy Ocean take to the stage at this new BBC music event, with many more star names to be announced.

War Memorial Park, Coventry

Sun 27 May

Times to be confirmed / £18 one day ticket, tickets on sale Monday 12th Feburary / 024 7678 6280

Mon 28 May

Times to be confirmed / £18 one day ticket, tickets on sale Monday 12th Feburary / 024 7678 6280

The Biggest Weekend: Swansea

Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Craig David, Niall Horan, Wolf Alice and Florence + The Machine are confirmed for Swansea's edition of the BBC's new music festival, with many more top names to be announced.

Singleton Park, Swansea

Sat 26 May

Times to be confirmed / £18 one day ticket, tickets on sale Monday 12th Feburary

Sun 27 May

Times to be confirmed / £18 one day ticket, tickets on sale Monday 12th Feburary

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