BBC Radio 1 announces Glasgow Big Weekend 2014

The station's annual event will take place on Glasgow Green on May 24 and 25

BBC Radio 1 has announced that its Big Weekend will take place in Glasgow in 2014.

The station’s annual event will be held at Glasgow Green on May 24 and 25, Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw confirmed on air this morning.

Headliners for the bash, which is now in its 11th year, will be announced over the next few months. Over 60,000 tickets will be available across the two days.


Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris and Bruno Mars headlined last year’s event, which took place in Londonderry.

Nick Grimshaw said: “[I’m] so excited to announce that we are going to be partying in Glasgow this summer. There is a rule that the further north you go, the more fun the gig will be so I’m psyched to be in Scotland this year.”

Big Weekend will be broadcast live on Radio 1, 1Xtra and streamed on the Radio 1 website. Highlights will also be broadcast live on BBC Three.