Duke Dumont, DJ Fresh to play party a week before BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1Xtra are to host a special event at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum next month.

Duke Dumont, DJ Fresh and Breach are among the performers scheduled to play the bash, which is to be held on Saturday, May 17 – just the weekend before BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend crashes to Scottish city.

The news of the event was announced on MistaJam’s Saturday night BBC 1Xtra/Radio 1 simulcast show. Speaking about the party, he said: “I’m really looking forward to 1Xtra Live in Glasgow. The line-up is not only massive but also made up of artists I’ve had the pleasure of supporting on 1Xtra since the early days of their careers. Plus, the Glaswegian crowd really know how to party so it’s going to be the perfect way to start the summer!”

The outdoor event will take place at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, with 4,000 tickets available to the public. The BBC have announced that, unlike Radio 1’s Big Weekend, punters do not need to register for tickets, but have warned that demand will be hight.

Tickets will be available in pairs online here from 7.30pm on Saturday, April 26.