BBC Announces Major Festival Series For 2018

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – With the iconic Glastonbury festival on hiatus in 2018, the BBC is filling in with its own series of music festivals across the UK.

Set for the bank holiday from May 25th-28th, the BBC will stage The Biggest Weekend, with festival events taking place at four sites over the weekend in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

While a bill for the events has not been announced, the BBC said it plans to bring "the biggest artists in the world" with Bob Shennan, the director of BBC Radio and Music telling the Guardian that the festivals would be "the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC."

In addition to the Biggest Weekend's live components, the festivals will be carried live across the BBC's broadcast music platforms and all performances will be streamed via the BBC's mobile and desktop apps.

At least as of now, the BBC is only planning to stage this event in 2018, while Glastonbury takes a year off. The broadcaster indicated that it has no plans to revive the Biggest Weekend for 2019, for now at least. – Staff Writers