Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2008 announced

Scouting For Girls first band set for Maidstone free festival

Radio 1‘s Big Weekend 2008 will take place in Maidstone’s Mote Park between May 10-11.

The free event – regarded by many as the start of the UK festival season – takes place in a different town or city each year. In 2007 Preston hosted the bash.

Scouting for Girls are the first act to be confirmed to play the park which is occasionally used by Kent Country Cricket Club as a home ground.

It has also been announced that this year the festival will host a new stage, the BBC Introducing Stage which will show case new acts.

The festival will be broadcast live by the radio station, while details of how the tickets will be distributed and other information can be found at bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend.

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