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How to prep for Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Ladies and Gents, it’s official – from the 28th-29th May, Radio 1 will be taking over the grounds at Powderham Castle, Exeter for its Big Weekend. If you’ve already bagged yourself a ticket or you’re still trying to get your hands on some from the on-air competitions, we’re here to help you prepare for THE event of the summer.

All About The USA

Radio 1 have announced more of this year’s line-up and it seems as though there is one clear theme – the American’s are back!

Joining the likes of Coldplay and The 1975 will be The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, Fetty Wap, Twenty One Pilots, OneRepublic and Panic! At The Disco. Be sure not to miss out on any of their sets, as they are sure to show you how the USA put on a show.

Also joining the bill for this year is Australian rapper Iggy Azelea and a number of British legends such as Bastille, Jake Bugg, Jess Glynn, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Years & Years, Jack Garratt and plenty more. Each name on the list has been playing non-stop on our radios for the past year, so the show is guaranteed to be one giant sing-along. Find out everything you need to know about this year’s line-up at http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2 f9rz/performances.

Exclusive, Exclusive, Exclusive

This fest is so exclusive that people will do anything to get themselves a piece of the action – last year even saw people tunnelling into the arena with shovels. So if you’re still after some tickets, please don’t make yourself look that desperate. Instead, tune in to Radio 1 from 8am on Saturday and Sunday and have a go at winning some on their on-air competitions. These will be taking place right through until 22nd May, which means if you’re lucky enough to win, you’ll still have seven weeks to prepare for the big weekend.

If you’re already part of the ‘exclusive’ club of ‘exclusive’ ticket holders, you may just be in the presence of some other very ‘exclusive’ people. There’s already going to be a lot of famous faces performing at the fest, so who is to say there won’t be some other famous faces in the crowd?

We won’t mention any names, but you never know… maybe some of Ellie Goulding’s close friends might ‘McFly’ their way to the event, or a new model on the scene and her sister will be there to support her superstar boyfriend for the ‘weeknd’… But like we said, we won’t be mentioning any names.