BBC Radio’s Big Weekend 2022: how to get tickets to the Coventry music festival, dates and rumours

Greg James says he’s giving away tickets to Radio 1 Big Weekend during Friday’s breakfast show

Coldplay covered the fantastic holiday weekend in 2021 (Image: BBC)

First ticket giveaway for Radio 1’s Big Weekend will take place on Friday (January 21.)

DJ Greg James, the host of the breakfast show, said he will give away tickets on Friday morning.

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It comes later BBC revealed that Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be out in 2022, with the lineup expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The live music event was canceled for 2020 and will run for most of 2021, which is a consolation for ticket holders who were unable to attend in person due to coronavirus restrictions.

While the lineup for other rescheduled concerts is easily predictable given the title activities are postponed back to next year, the virtual title acts from this year mean the big names for next year will probably be a complete surprise.

So who will top Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022 – where and when will it happen? Here’s what you need to know.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend Location and Date

The three-day event will take place May 27-29 at the War Memorial Park in Coventry.

Memorial Park is expected to host about 70,000 revelers over the weekend, as it kicks off the festive season.

It is believed that the location was chosen because Coventry was selected as the 2021 City of Culture, as well as the young Coventry Pa Salieu winning the BBC Sound Of 2021 award.

The city is also expected to host the MOBO awards in December.

Coventry boy Pa Salieu is proud that his hometown will hold a festival (photo: Getty)

Talking about the selection of the venue, 1 Chief Aled Haydn Jones said: “We can’t wait to bring some of the biggest artists on the planet when we visit Coventry in May.”

Rapper Pa Salieu also told BBC’s Newsbeat he was “more than proud” of his city – adding that having Big Weekend there was “very, very exciting”.

“It’s a city with a lot of great culture. It’s going to be sick, Coventry is going to appreciate it,” he added.

How to get tickets for Radio 1 Big Weekend

Coventry Live reports that Greg James said he will give away the first tickets for Big Weekend on Friday morning on Radio 1 Breakfast.

The show runs from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Tickets are yet to go on sale for the weekend, as the BBC says they are preparing to free up queues.

“We have some really cool ideas in the works for this event,” said Aled Hadyn Jones.

Tickets are expected to be available through ticketmaster, the company that was previously the official ticketing partner of BBC’s Big Weekend events.

Day tickets and weekend tickets are expected to be available.

Rumors about the 2022 festival

There are few rumors about the suspected lineup for 2022, as the headliners for 2020 and 2021 have participated in virtual, live-streamed sessions.

In 2020, Sam Smith was supposed to play center but was relegated to an online concert streamed via BBC Sounds.

One Direction made headlines over the weekend in Glasgow in 2014 (Image: BBC)

This year, event organizers have opted for a similar approach, and titles for the virtual festival include Coldplay, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Celeste and Royal Blood.

Singers have performed from various landmarks across the UK.

How to watch BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend on TV

While the festival will return live for the first time in two years, it will still be available for anyone to watch from the comfort of their couch.

For those without tickets, the festival will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 with the full series then available on the BBC Sounds app.

Fans will also be able to watch performances through BBC iPlayer and watch their favorite acts perform live from the comfort of their own homes. BBC Radio’s Big Weekend 2022: how to get tickets to the Coventry music festival, dates and rumours

Huynh Nguyen

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