If you live in the UK, your lucky enough to be waking up to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the largest free ticketed event in Europe, and if your waking up in Preston, you’re even luckier because your probably going to it.
Featuring a huge line up of acts including but not limited to; Bloc Party, Maximo Park, Razorlight (the first video features this song), Scissor Sisters (second video) and Kaiser Chiefs, the closest free event we would have to this in Australia would be Triple J’s One Night Stand.
Almost as impressive as the acts themselves though is the BBC’s coverage of the event, which spans not only Radio 1, but also nightly highlights on BBC Three and live coverage of the whole thing on the red button’s BBCi. The UK really seems to have embraced the promise of digital television, hopefully Australia will too.. eventually.
And, seeing as its a radio event, here’s some audio…
Radio promo: [mp3]http://beohm.com/radio/BBCbigweekendpromo1.mp3[/mp3]
First 2 minutes of the event from Radio 1: [mp3]http://beohm.com/radio/BBCbigweekendlaunch.mp3[/mp3]