University of East Anglia Radio
Thousands of music fans will flock to Norwich when the BBC and Norwich City Council join up with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to bring BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend to the city in May.
BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw revealed today (23 January) that Norwich will host the station’s annual flagship event on 23 and 24 May. Lucky music fans will be able to enjoy the 2015 event at Earlham Park – with the majority of the free tickets going to the residents of Norwich and the surrounding area.
UEA Vice-Chancellor Prof David Richardson said: “UEA is thrilled to hear that Norwich will host this year’s Radio one Big Weekend on neighbouring Earlham Park. We know that the city will extend the warmest of welcomes to the many visitors this will bring. It will clearly be an exciting weekend for us all.”
UEA will look forward to welcoming back graduate and current Radio 1 DJ Greg James, who studied at the university from 2004-07 and was the station manager of student radio station Livewire.
It was also announced that global superstar and seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform at the event in May.
Talking about the UK crowd, Taylor Swift said: “They are rowdy, insane, in the best way – there seems to be a lot of jumping, which I love. When I think of a UK crowd I think of a sea of people that is moving like an ocean – it’s the most beautiful site you could possibly witness and I can’t wait to come back … everyone talks about the festivals in England being the best ones you can go to. I feel like I’ve been missing out – I’m really excited.”
Further information about Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015, including the full line-up and ticketing information, will be announced on Radio 1 in the coming months.
To find out more about Norwich and UEA, visit campus on one of the 2015 Open Days, and have a look at this video: