Sheffield news Preparations begin at Whitby Abbey for Radio 1's Big Weekend PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The iconic ruin will form one of the sets as part of a bumper weekend of music
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! It's Whitby Abbey, but not as we know it. One of the most recognisable attractions in Northern England is being transformed into a set for this year's Radio 1 Big Weekend. To get the latest email updates from North Yorkshire Live, click here . Workers donning hi-viz jackets have been pictured wheeling in kit to set up the stage at the ancient ruin which looms over the North Yorkshire seaside town on the east cliff at the summit of the 199 steps. "Security everywhere", Graham McNaughton posted on Facebook as he shared the snaps. Just over a week ago the abbey was named as one of the locations where music will be belted out at the four-day event. Whitby Abbey and Radio 1 Breakfast host Greg James (Image: Getty/PA) There'll be over 100 live performances for fans to enjoy across the weekend, featuring some of the biggest acts on the planet alongside the stars of the future. Five of the new sets will be filmed on location in front of iconic backdrops around the UK.
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. "We're doing really cool venues with really amazing artists", he said. "They're going to be proper brand new performances, all available on iPlayer, BBC Sounds, on the radio, on Bank Holiday weekend." Enter your postcode to see what's happening where you live
Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music will be designed for fans to enjoy with friends and family in parks, on beaches, in pub gardens or simply from the comfort of their own homes. Alongside the new sets, listeners will be able to enjoy some of the most memorable Radio 1 performances to have taken place in recent years, from Piano Sessions right through to the Live Lounge. Throughout the weekend, performances will be broadcast on Radio 1 and streamed on BBC Sounds, as well as available for fans to watch on demand on Radio 1’s iPlayer and YouTube channels. In the build-up to the event, Radio 1 will be running an extensive outreach programme designed to give young people an introduction to working in the creative industries. Big Weekend will run from May 28 to 31.
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