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How to get tickets to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2022: how much is a Coventry music festival ticket - and dates

Radio 1 DJ Greg James started the countdown to Big Weekend, featuring Ed Sheeran in the festival line up, tickets going on sale

<p>Coldplay headlined the virtual big weekend in 2021 (Picture: BBC)</p>

Coldplay headlined the virtual big weekend in 2021 (Picture: BBC)

Tickets to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend are now on sale (Friday 18 March).

Weekend tickets went on sale this morning at 8.30am with Radio 1 DJ Greg James starting the countdown to the launch.

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Hot demand for tickets have already seen Saturday tickets sell out, but there are still tickets available for the Sunday.

Friday festival tickets go on sale later on at 6.30pm on 18 March so there’s still chance to claim a spot at the Coventry event.

After two years of disruption brought on by the Covid pandemic, Big Weekend returns to a live in person event in 2022.

Here’s all you need to know about how to get tickets, how much they are, key festival dates and who will be performing.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend venue and dates

The three-day-long event will take place 27-29 May at the War Memorial Park in Coventry.

Memorial Park is expected to host around 70,000 revellers across the weekend, as it kicks off festival season.

It is believed the location was picked due to Coventry being chosen as the City of Culture 2021, as well as Coventry boy Pa Salieu winning BBC Sound Of 2021.

The city is also expected to host the MOBO awards in December.

Coventry boy Pa Salieu is proud that his hometown will host the festival (picture: Getty)

Speaking of the choice of venue, Head of Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones said: "We can’t wait to bring some of the biggest artists on the planet along with us when we head to Coventry in May.”

Rapper Pa Salieu also told BBC’s Newsbeat that he is "more than proud" of his city - adding having Big Weekend there is "very, very exciting".

"It’s a city full of so much vast culture. It will be sick, Coventry will appreciate it," he added.

How to get tickets for Radio 1 Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

No fewer than 60% of tickets are reserved for those living in Coventry, whilst 25% are reserved for those living in remaining ‘CV’ postcodes, Birmingham ‘B’ postcodes and selected Leicester postcodes.

These postcode tickets will be reserved for seven days until 5pm on Thursday 24 March, after which any unsold tickets will be offered for general sale.

The remaining 15% have gone on general sale on Friday 18 March.

How much are Radio 1 Big Weekend tickets?

Friday tickets cost £12.50 plus a £2.50 booking fee per ticket.

Saturday and Sunday tickets will cost £21.50 plus a £4.50 booking fee per ticket.

You can only purchase a maximum of two tickets per person for either Saturday or Sunday - but not both days.

BBC Radio’s Big Weekend 2022 line up

Ed Sheeran, Aitch and Calvin Harris are among the stars to perform at BBC Radio ‘s Big Weekend 2022.

They are among the acts named for Saturday’s main stage and will be joined by AJ Tracey, Anne Marie, Joel Corry, Central Cee and Yungblud, Artemas, Celina Sharma, Deyah, Jordan MacKampa, Tamera, Thomas Headon, USNA and Willow Kayne.

The main stage is one of four stages to open on Saturday.

Main stage acts for Friday and Sunday are yet to be revealed.

However, rising stars Alfie Indra, Crawlers, Danniella Dee, Hope Tala, Lizzie Esau, Piri & Tommy, Queen Millz and Sad Night Dynamite are already on the line up for Sunday.

One Direction headlined the weekend in Glasgow in 2014 (Picture: BBC)

How to watch BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend on TV

While the festival is returning live for the first time in two years, it will still be available for anyone to watch from the comfort of their couch.

For those without tickets, the festival will be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 with full sets then becoming available on the BBC Sounds app.

Fans will also be able to watch the performances through BBC iPlayer and see their favourite acts perform live from the comfort of their own home.

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