Radio 1 Big Weekend Dundee: Timings, weather forecast, full lineup, tickets, television schedule, and how to get to Camperdown Park

This weekend will see some of the biggest names in music head to Dundee to play to a sold out crowd.
The 1975 will perform at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Dundee on Saturday.The 1975 will perform at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Dundee on Saturday.
The 1975 will perform at the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Dundee on Saturday.

Originally postponed due to the global pandemic, Dundee will finally welcome the Radio 1 Big Weekend music festival this weekend (May 27 and 28).

Around 35,000 music fans will pack into Camperdown Park on the Saturday and Sunday to listen to a who’s who of pop, including local hero Lewis Capaldi.

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And another 15,000 will enjoy a day of dance music on the Friday.

If you managed to snap up a golden ticket, then here’s all the information you need to know.

What is the weather forecast for the Radio Big Weekend?

If the weather forecasters are right you should be able to leave the waterproofs at home and pack sunglasses and sun lotion.

Both the Saturday are expected to be dry, have long periods of sun, with temperatures reaching around 17 degrees.

Can I still get tickets?

Tickets for the Saturday and the Sunday sold out on the day they were released, but there are still tickets left for the Friday dance event by clicking here.

There’s also a chance that some tickets may be returned and will go on sale again – keep on checking the website.

Where is the venue and how to I get there?

Camperdown Park is just over three miles from the centre of Dundee and you can walk in around an hour.

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There will not be car parking at the venue so you will need to make your way there from the city centre.

A shuttle bus service for event ticketholders is being organised by Dundee City Council. Buses will run at regular intervals from 1.30pm on the Friday and from 9am on the Saturday and Sunday.

Buses will run from Slessor Gardens in the city centre (opposite Dundee train station) to Dunsinane Industrial Estate near Camperdown Park and back.

Event Ticketholders will need to book journeys to and from Camperdown Park separately.

You can get free shuttle bus tickets here.

Can I watch the festival on television?

Even if you don’t have a ticket you can still enjoy all the fun as it will be braodcast on BBC Radio 1, with full sets being made available on the BBC Sounds App.

There will also be coverage on BBC1 and BBC2, with performances also available on the iPlayer.

When will the festival start?

On Saturday and Sunday the doors to the festival will open at 10.30am. The event will end at around 10pm.

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On Friday gates will open at 3pm and the event will finish at around 11pm.

Who is playing on the Friday?

The festival will be launched with a Friday dance event, with tickets still available to buy here. Here’s who is appearing.

Radio 1 Future Sounds Stage

Jamie xx

Arielle Free

Ben Hemsley

Danny Howard

Denis Sulta

Eliza Rose

Jayda G


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Radio 1 Dance Stage

Hannah Laing


Carly Wilford


Hayley Zalassi

Melle Brown



BBC Music Introducing Stage

Barry Can't Swim





Phoebe I-H


Van Damn

Who is performing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee?

Here is the full list of the acts who will be playing over the weekend.

Saturday, May 27

Main Stage

The 1975

Jonas Brothers


Jess Glynne

Joel Corry

Mimi Webb

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Tom Grennan

Future Sounds Stage



Headie One

Pale Waves



Self Esteem

The Snuts

BBC Music Introducing Stage

Akemi Fox



Caity Baser



Tom A. Smith


Sunday, May 28

Main Stage

Lewis Capaldi


Becky Hill

Niall Horan

Nothing But Thieves

Wet Leg

Zara Larsson

Future Sounds Stage

Sub Focus

Arlo Parks



Cat Burns




BBC Music Introducing Stage

Aby Coulibaly

Brooke Combe

Gretel Hänlyn

Katie Gregson-MacLeod

Michael Aldag

Piers James

Rose Gray



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