Radio 1’s Big Weekend cancelled over continued coronavirus fears

Harry Styles, Biffy Clyro and more were set to play the May event in Dundee

Radio 1 have announced that their upcoming Big Weekend in Scotland is being cancelled due to the ongoing fears around coronavirus.

Harry StylesDua Lipa and Biffy Clyro were among the acts set to play the event, which was set to come to Dundee’s Camperdown Park from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Radio 1 wrote: “After careful consideration we have come to the decision that Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020 in Dundee will not go ahead.

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“This decision has been made in conjunction with the advice from the Scottish government, and while we know fans looking forward to purchasing tickets will be disappointed, it is important that we prioritise the health and safety of all those involved.”

The event is the latest in a long line of festivals, gigs and tours to be called off due to the ongoing pandemic.

Over the past week, Coachella has announced that it will be postponed until October, while this month’s SXSW in Austin is also off and the latest induction for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is also postponed.

NME and The 100 Club have announced a London music pop-up showcase in the wake of SXSW cancellation – get all the details here.

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Keep up to date with every cancelled gig, festival and tour – and how to get your ticket refund – in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic on NME.

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