The organizers of Glastonbury festival recently announced that the event will not happen in 2018 in order to prevent the excessive damage to farm grounds on which it takes place. But every cloud has a silver lining and this is where BBC Music stepped in with their future plans!
Presenting ambitious plans about The Biggest Weekend, a festival which will approximately happen next year in four different locations including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, they aim to celebrate the range and diversity of music supported by the BBC, and enjoyed by audiences across the UK.
As Bob Shennan, Director BBC Radio and Music said: “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.”
Taking place from May 25 to May 28, the event will cover all of the BBC’s music stations and include educational workshops. Besides being broadcast live on four different radio stations and two television channels, all sets will be available on BBC iPlayer, mobile and online, allowing audiences to enjoy all of their favorites as well as explore new music.
With 175.000 tickets available to the public, the festival is supposed to happen just once with no plans to become an annual event.
What an amazing way to fill in the gap year between Glastonbury’s festivals, isn’t it?