BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is coming to Dundee in May!

Camperdown Park has been chosen as the venue for the flagship music festival, which is being delivered by the BBC in partnership with Dundee City Council.

The event takes place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 26th - 28th May.  Artists performing include Lewis Capaldi, The 1975, Raye, Niall Horan, Jonas Brothers and Jess Glynne.

This is the second time that Dundee will host the event, following 2006’s Muse-headlined festival.

John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said:  "This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such an exciting event at Camperdown Park after the disappointment of 2020’s cancellation.

"Radio 1’s Big Weekend will showcase Dundee not only to the tens of thousands of people who attend, but also the millions who will watch and listen through the BBC.

"We expect a huge economic boost for the area as the event has been worth millions of pounds to previous host locations."

How do I get to Camperdown?

The event itself is focused on sustainable travel and there is no general public car parking available at Camperdown Park, with the exception of pre-booked ticket holders with access requirements. For access requirements please visit the BBC's accessibility page

Shuttle buses* for ticket holders will run to and from the city centre for onwards public transport connections and visitors requiring car parking while at the event.

*Shuttle buses run from Slessor Gardens in the city centre to Dunsinane Industrial Estate near Camperdown Park and back.  The buses will run at regular intervals from:-

1.30pm on Friday 26th May, and 9am on Saturday 27th May & Sunday 28th May

You can now book your FREE shuttle bus tickets via the online portal.  You will need to book the journeys to and from Camperdown Park separately.

Heading to the event, we recommend you arrive at Slessor Gardens in ample time to get to the arena.

The Friday event will end at 11pm, Saturday and Sunday events will end around 10pm.

The shuttle bus ticket does not provide access to the event.

How easy is it to get to Dundee? 

Road or rail offer good transport options for domestic travellers.  And once you’re here, there’s plenty of scope for getting around the city and region. 

You can fly direct to Dundee from London City or Belfast.  Alternatively, choose the international airports of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

For more information, click here.

Where can I stay? 

For information about accommodation options in and around Dundee click here.

What else is there to do in Dundee? 

Dundee has been named as one of the UK's top Staycation cities, and identified as a culture must-visit by influential publications around the world. It is home to V&A Dundee and a UNESCO City of Design.

There are lots of fantastic bars, restaurants and music venues around the city.  Plan your own weekend here or have a look at all of the amazing things there are to do in the city using the links below.



Dundee City Council would like to thank their supporters:- 

   Event Scotland - Scotland The Perfect Stage    Spar Scotland   University of Dundee        Abertay University       Dundee & Angus College


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