Big Weekend Luton FAQ

All your questions, answered.

Tickets will be on sale from Thursday 21 March, at 5pm.

For more ticketing information, visit the BBC Radio 1 website. 

If you live near Stockwood Park and keen to join the event, just follow the regular ticket purchase steps.

A number of tickets (Pot 1) will initially be reserved for Luton Borough Council residents; with a second set of tickets (Pot 2) reserved for postcodes from the surrounding areas. The remainder of the tickets (Pot 3) will be unreserved and available to anyone in the UK.

For more information on tickets, visit the BBC Radio 1 website.

There is no age restriction for Radio 1’s Big Weekend however those aged 15 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over at all times.

Those aged 2 and under do not require a ticket, but must be in the care of an adult aged 18 or over.

Do you have a flare for fun and making people feel welcome? Do you want to be part of one of the UK’s biggest music festivals?

Apply to become a Luton Rising Festival Maker volunteer to get involved in the action.

There will be no public camping at the festival site.

No shuttle buses, but don’t worry!  There will signs pointing the way from public transport and car parks. Plus, Luton’s awesome volunteers are there to guide and support you.

To find out more about opportunities for businesses and traders please visit Step Forward Luton Invest website.

The line-up for Radio 1 Big Weekend is curated by the Network’s Music Programming Team and will feature Artists from the Radio 1 playlist.

For the BBC Introducing stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Luton, the team are working very closely with ‘BBC Introducing in Three Counties & Northants’, the local Introducing show covering Luton. They are utilising the teams expertise of their music scene to curate a line-up with 50% of local artists each day.

The remainder of the line-up is put forward by the BBC Introducing shows across the UK with final selection from presenters, producers and editors at BBC Radio 1, 1Xra & Asian Network. Each BBC Introducing stage supports and platforms artists from across all genres, and ensures that the stages are inclusive and representative.

If you are a local artist wanting to play a BBC Festival stage, you can send your music to the BBC Introducing uploader.

Radio 1 supports the BBC Children In Need appeal and Comic Relief/Sports Relief each year, which in turn help a wide range of initiatives and good causes. As a result they are unable to help promote other charitable efforts across the year, or link to fundraising pages.

No need to stress—the Carnival is still on!

The Luton International Carnival, usually on the Sunday of the late May bank holiday weekend, is shifting to Monday 27 May 2024. So, definitely worth hanging around for!

For more information on the event, check out the BBC website.

For all resident-led questions, visit the Luton Borough Council website. 

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