Radio 1 Big Weekend

Radio 1 Big Weekend

The Radio 1 Big Weekend comes to Dundee this weekend.

Camperdown Park has been chosen as the venue for the flagship music festival, which is being delivered by the BBC in partnership with Dundee City Council.

The event takes place this Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 26 – Sunday 28 May. Artists performing include Lewis Capaldi, The 1975, Raye, Niall Horan, Jonas Brothers and Jess Glynne.

This is the second time that Dundee will host the event, following 2006’s Muse-headlined festival.

John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such an exciting event at Camperdown Park after the disappointment of 2020’s cancellation.

“Radio 1’s Big Weekend will showcase Dundee not only to the tens of thousands of people who attend, but also the millions who will watch and listen through the BBC.

“We expect a huge economic boost for the area as the event has been worth millions of pounds to previous host locations.”

People are being advised to expect roads disruption across Dundee and surrounding areas over the weekend of the event.

There will be a significant impact on the A90 Kingsway near Camperdown as a major roundabout and access road closures are put in place to ensure public safety for those walking to and from the park.

Traffic will also be restricted on the A923 Coupar Angus Road, with major diversions in place, although some local routes will be available. Other roads will also be shut or access restricted to allow the event to go ahead safely.

You can find out more about travel and traffic advice on our dedicated traffic page.