BBC have announced details of The Biggest Weekend

Today the BBC have announced the locations of their Biggest Weekend with the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Taylor swift and Ed Sheeran already confirmed to perform.

The new multi-site festival will take place across four locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over the May bank holiday (25-28 May.)

The one off event will be extensively covered on BBC TV and radio shows and of course will be available on the BBC iplayer.

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SINGLETON PARK, SWANSEA

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

Plus more to be announced

SCONE PALACE, PERTH

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Plus more to be announced

WAR MEMORIAL PARK, COVENTRY

Billy Ocean

Snow Patrol

Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band

Nigel Kennedy with the BBC Concert Orchestra

Plus more to be announced

TITANIC SLIPWAYS, BELFAST

Beck

Courtney Barnett

Manic Street Preachers

Public Service Broadcasting

Plus more to be announced

Each of the BBC’s music stations will be taking part and being represented at various stages across the UK with Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network in Swansea, Radio 2 and 3 will play host at Perth and Coventry while 6 Music takes over Belfast.

175,000 tickets will go on sale on Monday February 12 for £18 plus £4.50 booking fee each with a percentage going to fans within the local areas.

For more information please visit BBC Biggest Weekend

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BRITs week War Child shows are coming…

Together with O2, War Child has come up trumps again with a host of world class artists playing small intimate gigs for an incredible cause.

Starting 12th February and running to 24th February, the likes of Jessie Ware, Deaf Havana and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man are going to be playing some of Londons best music venues with the most recent addition being Ed Sheeran who will play Indigo at O2. These shows also head to Manchester where Wolf Alice will be playing Gorilla.

This stellar line up are all performing to support the work that War Child do in war stricken countries, providing vital support to children in conflict areas. With a mission to “Protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war” money and awareness raised from these shows will make a huge difference.

In 2017 War Child raised £567,000 from their Brits Weeks shows together with O2, showcasing artists such as Craig David, Tinie Tempah and Paul Wellar. This years line up, I am sure, can beat that figure.

Prize draws are open now which gives fans the opportunity to see their favourite artists for a donation of £5 per entry with up to 20 chances available. Head over to britsweekwarchild.co.uk to enter.