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Radio 1 Big Weekend Glasgow 2014


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Radio 1 Big Weekend Glasgow 2014

  1. 1. Use this article as evidence for the following areas:  BBC targeting local audiences and regions  License fee and media ownership: Radio 1 are able to hold this event yearly, for free, because they have stable funding. Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow will be the 'best-ever', says DJ Greg James  May 20, 2014 14:53  By COLDPLAY, Calvin Harris, One Direction, Katy Perry and Bastille are just some of the reasons why the Radio 1 DJ reckons the Glasgow gig is set to be the best ever Big Weekend. Niall Carson/PA Wire Radio 1 Big Weekend last year RADIO 1 DJ Greg James reckons crowds in Glasgow are about to be treated to the "best-ever" line-up at the forthcoming Big Weekend festival. Up to 50,000 revellers will attend the festival on Glasgow Green this Saturday and Sunday to see bands ranging from One Direction to the likes of Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Coldplay and Bastille.
  2. 2. A further 14,000 tickets for an additional dance event on May 23 have also been given away. Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Zane Lowe and Danny Howard will all star in the George Square party to kick-start the weekend. And James, who hosts the 4pm-7pm Radio 1 show every weekday, said: "I really believe this is the best one ever for my tastes. "Coldplay are my favourite-ever band and Katy Perry is my pop star crush, so it's the best ever. "Scottish crowds are always the most rowdy, they just love it when a big event comes into town, so with the Friday and the weekend nights it's just going to be a big party." He added: "It's one of those great line-ups that reflect everything we play. It's so diverse. You've got Jake Bugg and One Direction on the same stage, that doesn't really happen anywhere else." Coldplay are the headline act on Saturday while One Direction, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Pharrell, Jake Bugg, Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran will also perform that day. Kings of Leon, The Vamps, John Newman, Rita Ora, The 1975, Tinie Tempah and Paolo Nutini will all perform on the Sunday, with Perry closing the festival. Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper previously said: "It's a phenomenal line-up, probably the best in the world this year, in one of the world's great music cities." A total of 50,000 for the festival were snapped up in just over half-an-hour in March. Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is hosting his breakfast show from Glasgow this week in the run-up to the Big Weekend.
  3. 3. All week R1 are running a competition for Glaswegian residents aged 16 or over to announce acts on the main stage at 1 Big Weekend. This is a great example to use when discussing EXCHANGE, USER GENERATED CONTENT, CROSS- PLATFORM PROMOTION, CONVERGENCE and PROLIFERATION. Screenshot of R1 Breakfast twitter feed. Listen to the auditions on the show, watch the visual content on Twitter, share with friends and gain new listeners. ‘Introduce’ Talent Search Competition Terms & Conditions for BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend's Talent Search Entry is by audition. Auditions shall take place between 1600 & 1800 Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd May 2014 (inclusive) at a central Glasgow location
  4. 4. The 4 artists and the dates of the auditions are as follows:  Monday 19th May: Paolo Nutini  Tuesday 20th: Pharrell Williams  Wednesday 21st: Calvin Harris  Thursday 22nd: Bastille There are 40 audition slots available each day. In order to secure a place we will be giving out tickets from 07:30 each morning at a Glasgow location to be revealed live on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show. The audition will comprise of the entrant introducing that day’s performing artist to the judging panel as if they were doing so on the Main Stage at Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014. The introduction is restricted to 30 seconds in length and will be recorded. No other method of entry is permitted. Winner will be notified the following day by live call on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.