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It will be called ‘The Biggest Weekend.’
BBC have announced that they will launch a massive festival for next year which will offer “coverage similar to that around Glastonbury”.
Glastonbury will take a break in 2018 in order to give the farm, the village and the festival team a year off before returning in 2019.
In the meantime, BBC has announced details of The Biggest Weekend which will be new festival that will take place in four sites across the UK.
The four day event is set to take place across May Bank Holiday (25-28 May) and will feature a line-up that will appeal to listeners of Radio 1, 2, 3 and 6 music.
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It will be similar to Glastonbury , with all sets being available on iPlayer and coverage on BBC radio stations. It also replace BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, but their are no plans for it to become a annual event.
Bob Shennan, the director of BBC Radio and Music, said: “BBC Music has a strong history of bringing the nation together for some special moments, and this is the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC. We will be celebrating the diversity of music from four different corners of the country, bringing the best UK music to the world and the best global music to the UK.”