Radio 1 returns to Dundee for its first-ever Big Weekend exhibition

Radio 1 will return to Dundee for the first-ever Big Weekend exhibition next month.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend Experience, which will be hosted at V&A Dundee from Friday 1 December to 7 January 2024, will take a deep-dive into Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023 in Dundee showcasing highlights from across the weekend.

It will have contributions from Dundee based community groups and partners, the performers themselves, and Radio 1 listeners who have been asked to donate their festival memorabilia, photos and items.

Radio 1 is also working with V&A Dundee’s Learning Team to create a virtual version of the exhibition which will be available online as well as an accompanying exhibition Audio Guide hosted by Greg James and Arielle Free which will be available on BBC Sounds from 1 December.

In the lead up to the launch of Radio 1’s Big Weekend Experience the station will be in Dundee with Arielle Free broadcasting live on Monday 27 November.

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2023 was a huge success generating a tremendous economic boost for Dundee, so it’s incredibly special that we are returning there for this exciting legacy project.

“This has been a mammoth task and I’d like to thank our wonderful partners V&A Dundee for helping us create something truly iconic. I can’t wait for the public to see Radio 1’s Big Weekend Experience!”