HAIM, Yungblud And Disclosure Confirmed For The Big Weekend 2020

This year’s event is a virtual festival. BBC Radio 1 and the world’s biggest artists will be joining fans remotely while they stay at home.

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More acts have just been confirmed for the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020. HAIM, Sean Paul and Yungblud will be performing on the Radio 1 Stage, with Disclosure, The Black Madonna and the legendary Armand Van Helden on the Radio 1 Dance Stage.

As previously announced, Big Weekend 2020 is going ahead as planned from 22 Friday to 24 Sunday May, but with a twist. It is a virtual festival. BBC Radio 1 and the world’s biggest artists will be joining fans remotely while they stay at home.

“We’re going to do our best to bring you a virtual festival,” says the Big Weekend’s Greg James. “Whatever you’re doing that weekend, get the radio on and you can experience a load of stuff from Big Weekends gone by, and some brand new festival performances.”

He adds: “We’ve never tried it before, it’s got some great plans. But of course, it could all go wrong, and that’s sort of a great thing. Whatever happens happens!”

The likes of Sam Smith and Jonas Brothers will be performing from their homes and maybe even home studios and Radio 1 also be replaying the most memorable performances from Big Weekends gone by on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds, and for fans to watch on BBC iPlayer. Check out the festival’s official website for further information.

Friday, 22 May is all about raving from home. The Big Weekend says fans should “Expect wall-to-wall bangers from a who’s who of the dance world on the Radio 1 Dance Stage.” Radio 1’s own Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong will be joined by the Armand Van Helden, Disclosure, CamelPhat, Solardo and Bicep, plus DJs High Contrast, Hannah Wants and The Black Madonna. All that, plus a massive back-to-back set from Fatboy Slim and Eats Everything.

The party continues on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May with new performances, recorded from home, on the Radio 1 Stage, 1Xtra Stage and BBC Music Introducing Stage. And across the weekend, fans will be able to watch classic Big Weekend performances via The Headliner Stage. On the Radio 1 Stage, expect brand new performances from HAIM, Blossoms, Biffy Clyro, Dermot Kennedy, Sean Paul and loads more.

Listen to the Best of HAIM on Apple Music and Spotify.

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