Jess Glynne
Jess Glynne will grace the main stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend on 28 May Karl Walter/Getty Images

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is back for another year of great pop music. Ticketholders – 25,000 to be exact – will be flocking to Exeter, Devon in their droves to experience live music from the likes of Bastille, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding and The 1975.

Before you hop on your coach or train, make sure you have all the important information regarding the Big Weekend 2016's line-up, travel and weather with IBTimes UK's essential guide.

Time and dates

All the action kicks off on 28 May and will carry on with its second and final day on 29 May. Gates open at 11am and the event finishes at around 10pm each evening.


This year's Big Weekend is taking place at the Powderham Castle in Exeter for the first time, moving from its 2015 home in Norwich.


Organisers advise that the best way to get to the location is by train, with Starcross serving as the nearest station. There will be limited parking available on site but this must be pre-booked and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis only.

The line-up

Here are the performers you do not want to miss...

Craig David
Craig David is among performers at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016 in Exeter, Devon MTV

Saturday 28 May 2016

BASTILLE – main stage

JESS GLYNNE – main stage

MUMFORD & SONS – main stage

NICK JONAS – main stage

CRAIG DAVID – In New Music We Trust stage

FETTY WAP – In New Music We Trust stage

STORMZY – In New Music We Trust stage

Sunday 29 May 2016


COLDPLAY – main stage

ELLIE GOULDING – main stage

THE 1975 – main stage

IGGY AZALEA – main stage

Coldplay Super Bowl
Coldplay, fronted by Chris Martin, will perform at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend on 29 May Christopher Polk/Getty Images

THE WEEKND – main stage

YEARS & YEARS – main stage

Alessia Cara – In New Music We Trust stage

Alesso – In New Music We Trust stage

Skepta – In New Music We Trust stage

Izzy Bizu – BBC Introducing stage

Where to watch

For those choosing to watch the action from the comfort of their own home, coverage will broadcast live on BBC Radio 1, BBC Four Television, on the Radio 1 website and via the red button on your TV remote control.

Weather forecast

It will be fairly warm in Exeter with temperatures reaching 19C on Saturday. It should be sunny and dry for most of the day but expect some brief showers in the evening. Sunday looks set to be the best day of the weekend with temperatures rising to 20C. It is expected to be dry throughout the day with some sun but partly cloudy at times.

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend
Guests at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter will be blessed by warm weather over the two-day event BBC Weather