For this year’s event, more Big Weekend tickets than ever were made available for people living in Exeter, Teignbridge and the surrounding areas. Of the geographically weighted tickets, 60 per cent were reserved for residents living within the area covered by Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils combined; 35 per cent were reserved for people living in the surrounding parts of the South West, which includes those with other Exeter (EX) and Torquay (TQ) postcodes, plus those with Truro (TR), Plymouth (PL), Taunton (TA) and Dorchester (DT) codes; while the remaining five per cent of tickets were for other audiences across the UK.
Neil Wyatt, Head of Live Music and Events for BBC Popular Music, says: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Radio 1’s Big Weekend to Devon, and this year we’ve been able to give away a higher proportion of tickets than ever before to people living close to the event. The Big Weekend is always one of the highlights of the UK festival season, and this year is shaping up to be one of the best ever – we’ve got a great line-up, a beautiful site and more young people attending from the host region than ever.”
Radio 1’s Big Weekend is now in its 13th year, and will be produced in partnership with Exeter City and Teignbridge District Councils. The annual festival travels to areas of the UK that don’t typically host large-scale music events of this kind. As well as shining a spotlight on the host city in the lead-up to the event and via coverage, Radio 1’s Big Weekend provides a major boost to the local economy.
Miss out on tickets? Radio 1Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1, streamed in vision at bbc.co.uk/radio1, with highlights on 1Xtra. All performances will be available to watch on demand on Radio 1’s BBC iPlayer channel (bbc.co.uk/tv/radio1).