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Glastonbury is set to have its traditional fallow year next year, meaning the festival won’t be happening again until 2019.
The BBC have now announced that they’ll be putting on ‘The Biggest Weekend’ during the May bank holiday weekend (25-28 May). While it’s earlier than Glastonbury normally is, the BBC hope to fill some of the gap that Glastonbury will leave next summer.
The four-day festival will take place in May across four sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with 175,000 tickets available for the public.
The BBC have teased that’ll bring “the biggest artists in the world” to the event – but headliners and the sites where the festival will be taking place are yet to be announced. They have however, stated that ‘The Biggest Weekend’ is a one-off and there are currently no plans to turn it into an annual event.
Bob Shennan, director of BBC radio and music, said the corporation “has a strong history of bringing the nation together for some special moments, and this is the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC”.
“We will be celebrating the diversity of music from four different corners of the country, bringing the best UK music to the world and the best global music to the UK.”
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