Thursday, 31 March 2011

Radio 1's Big Weekend - in Carlisle!

Our small city of Carlisle is well off the usual tour circuit - even for the smaller bands.  Seeing a big band always means a long journey, often an overnight stay, so on top of ticket prices it's an expensive deal to go to a concert.  So people here were very excited to hear yesterday that the city has been chosen to host the Radio 1's Big Weekend, an annual event by the BBC to be held over the weekend 14-15 May.  This festival is deliberately held in places that normally don't get the chance to see famous acts on their doorstep, which I think is a brilliant idea.  Amongst the many, many acts performing are Lady Gaga, The Foo Fighters, The Black-Eyed Peas, Ellie Goulding and The Script.  You can see the full line up here

Another great thing is that it is completely free, you register for tickets and win them by ballot, with the greatest percentage given to local people.  Even though I'm not a mega fan of any of the acts there are some I'd like to see, especially The Foo Fighters, who I've never seen live.  And it would just be a great experience close to home.  So I've registered - let's hope I'll be one of the lucky ones chosen!

1 comment:

  1. That's it done for the Sunday Sue. Fingers crossed!