Here are the dates:
25 – 26 May 2019, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough
All tickets for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend have now SOLD OUT.
The lead bookers name will be printed on all tickets. Please read the full Terms and Conditions.
Please note, if you are unable to attend the event, you will be able to sell your tickets at face value via Ticketmaster’s Fan to Fan resale function. With these exceptions, tickets may not be sold, traded, or offered for sale.
For more information about the event including Travel Info and Terms and Conditions, please click here to visit the official BBC Big Weekend website.
How much are tickets to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend?
Tickets cost £18 per person (+£4.50 booking fee) for a day ticket. You can purchase up to 2 tickets at a time, for one day, subject to availability.
You may also need to purchase car parking or shuttle bus tickets to get to the event – please refer to the Middlesbrough Council website for further information regarding travel.
How are tickets allocated?
Staging Radio 1’s Big Weekend each year would be impossible without the help and support of our council partners. A number of tickets (Pot 1) will initially be reserved for those living in the area covered by Middlesbrough Council; with second set of tickets (Pot 2) reserved for those in the rest of the Tees Valley Combined Authority area. The remainder of the tickets (Pot 3) will be unreserved and available to anyone in the UK.
To secure tickets from Pots 1 & 2 you will need to enter the postcode of your home address at the time of purchase. This will be checked against the billing address for the credit/debit card used and you may be asked for proof you are a local resident if the postcodes do not match.
Anyone breaking the rules and regulations governing the ticket purchasing process may have any purchased tickets cancelled without notice.
Tickets will be divided into three ‘pots’:
Pot 1 – 50% of the tickets will initially be reserved for those living in the Middlesbrough Council area. These tickets will be reserved for seven days until 5pm on Thursday March 21st, after which any unsold will be offered for general sale.
Pot 2 – 35% of the tickets will initially be reserved for those living in remaining areas of the Tees Valley Combined Authority: Darlington, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Councils. These tickets will be reserved for seven days until 5pm on Thursday March 21st, after which any unsold will be offered for general sale.
Pot 3 – The remaining 15% of tickets will be available for the rest of the UK.
Tickets will be sold in pairs (or individually) and you can only purchase one pair, and for one day, at a time.
Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per person, per day, all subject to availability. Checks on credit and debit card use will be made and any bookings over this limit will be cancelled, without return of fees.
Please also take a moment to read the Terms & Conditions for ticketing of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.
Can I give my tickets to someone else?
Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend are printed with the lead booker’s name on them; however tickets may be transferred to family and friends, and the lead booker does NOT need to attend the event UNLESS the tickets fail to arrive in the post for any reason and replacements need to be collected. In these cases, the lead booker needs to bring photo ID and proof of address with them when collecting – we do this in order to verify the person is entitled to tickets for local residents.
Do all the people in my group need to turn up at the same time?
If you have received your tickets in the post it is perfectly ok to turn up separately from the lead booker – it doesn’t matter that your name is not same as the lead booker. If you are collecting tickets however you will need to turn up in one group.
Do I need to bring ID with me?
You MAY be asked for ID at the entrance to the event in order to verify your age. There is no age restriction to be able to attend the event; however those aged 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ in order to attend. In addition, bars on site will be operating a Challenge 25 policy, so you may be asked for ID when buying alcohol. For both, acceptable forms of ID are a valid passport; valid photocard driving licence; a photographic ID card with the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme - PASS - hologram. Your ID does NOT have to match the name on the ticket.
My friend has given me their ticket, but it has their name on it. Is it ok to use it?
Yes – assuming they haven’t cancelled the ticket for any reason it is perfectly ok to use it.
What if you are unable to attend?
If you later find you are unable to attend the event, you will be able to sell your tickets at face value via Ticketmaster’s Fan to Fan resale function. With these exceptions, tickets may not be sold, traded, or offered for sale.
There are no age limits in place for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend however those aged 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ and you may be asked for ID to verify your age before being admitted. We accept the following forms of ID: a valid passport; valid Photocard Driving Licence; or a valid photographic identity card bearing the National Proof Of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologram.
Those aged 2 and under do not require a ticket, but must be in the care of an adult aged 18 or over please bear in mind these are outdoor events, with large crowds expected which may not be suitable for children of a very young age.
The BBC and Festival Republic want the Radio 1's Big Weekend to be an event that is inclusive and accessible for all.
Festival Republic work in partnership with the charity Attitude is Everything, who work to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DISABLED ACCESS SCHEME
To apply for our disabled access scheme, you must first purchase a standard ticket for the days you are attending. Once you have purchased your ticket we ask you to complete and submit a Disabled Access Requirements Application Form. We also ask you to submit valid proof of disability.
In order for us to effectively plan for the event, the closing date for applications is April 25 2019 – please note we may not be able to help with requests received after this.
When tickets go on sale, you will find a link to submit a Disabled Access Requirements Application Form here.
Our Access Scheme allows you to apply for the following facilities:
- Disabled Access Car parking
- PA (Personal Assistant) ticket – (at no extra charge)
- Wheelchair Accessible Viewing Platforms
- Accessible toilet facilities
VALID PROOF OF DISABILITY
Please include one of the following with your completed form:
- PIP (Personal independence payment)
- DLA – care and/or mobility
- Letter from a medical professional
- D/deaf or blind registration
- The Access Card or equivalent with a +1 Icon if applying for a PA ticket.
- Blue Badge – accepted for parking only requests
Please note any submitted documents are securely destroyed. Please do not send originals.
If you do not have the above evidence but feel you need assistance to access the events, please contact us. All contact details are listed at the end of this document.
Anyone turning up on the day without making prior arrangements may not be able to access all our facilities. However, we will always try to accommodate late requests.
PA TICKET SCHEME
If a customer is unable to attend the festival without the support from a Personal Assistant, then we will provide an additional PA ticket at no extra cost.
This ticket can only be approved by the Disabled Access Team.
Please do not buy a ticket for your PA as this will not be refunded if they are approved.
Please apply for your PA ticket using our Disabled Access Requirements Application Form.
Please ensure the person you choose to attend with you as your PA is willing and able to assist you throughout your visit and would be available and able to help you in an evacuation.
I have applied - What happens next
We will process your application within 4 weeks of receiving your form and any supporting documentation. We will send your confirmation letter by email once your application has been approved. Your confirmation letter will detail the facilities that you have requested access to and will confirm your PA ticket if you have applied for one.
This confirmation letter is also in lieu of a PA ticket and must be printed off and brought with you as proof.
You will also be sent a Disabled Access Guide in the week leading up to the event detailing transport and parking information, event details and an access site map showing the location of accessible facilities.
If you have applied for and been approved a car parking pass you will receive this at the same time. Car passes are uniquely coded to the purchaser and must be printed off and placed in your vehicle with all the required details filled in.
For more information about accessibility at BBC's Big Weekend click here.
Once you've made your booking you will receive your booking reference number to give us if you have any queries about your booking. You will also get a booking confirmation emailed to the email address you gave us at the time of booking, but this can take up to 72 hours to receive.
Please make sure that your e-mail address is up to date before making a purchase.
Please click here for our up to date dispatch information! Be aware that the latest to expect them is 5 days before the event.
When you are booking we need to take the address that your card is registered to for our security checks. However, we can change the address to a non-billing address 72 hours after the booking has been made.
If your address has been changed with the card issuer already and you've just entered the incorrect address, just let us know as soon as you realise the error and we'll correct it for you.
To check out the line up for this years Big Weekend, please click here.