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: Coventry

BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring a musical leviathan to the city. Sunday features Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, Jamie Cullum and others. On Monday, performers include Nigel Kennedy, Strictly Come Dancing with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Milos, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Gogo…

The Biggest Weekend: Swansea

Saturday's feast of pop includes Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Craig David, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Years & Years, Liam Payne, Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie. Then on Sunday, performers include Florence + The Machine, Taylor Swift, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Rita Ora, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, Jason Derulo and…

The Biggest Weekend: Belfast

The BBC's new festival of music welcomes Orbital as headliners of Friday's bill, with support from Beck, Manic Street Preachers, The Breeders, Courtney Barnett, Public Service Broadcasting, Lykke Li and Father John Misty with the Ulster Orchestra. Saturday welcomes electronic duo Underworld, Franz Ferdinand, First Aid…

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