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Radio 1's Big Weekend Free Ticket ballot open now!
Radio 1's Big Weekend Free Ticket ballot open now!

Radio 1's Big Weekend Free Ticket ballot open now!

Tickets are free - but last year almost half a million people applied for tickets and we expect demand to be massive again this year.

There is a limit to how many people the site is licensed to hold, which includes all those working and performers. We have over 30,000 tickets available across the weekend , but you'll need to be lucky to get a pair.

Radio 1's Big Weekend is held in a different place each year - we were in Preston last year, and Dundee and Sunderland before that. We always give preference to local residents, so tickets in the general ballot will be allocated randomly, but weighted in favour of those living in Maidstone, Kent and the surrounding areas- a smaller amount will be distributed nationally.

As part of the registration process you will be asked which day you would like to go on if you are awarded tickets - you can only apply for one of the two days. The full line up is being revealed on Radio 1 and the Radio 1's Big Weekend site throughout Monday April 21.

Only UK and Channel Island residents can apply for tickets - overseas entries will not be considered. You may register for tickets if you are under 16, but if successful you must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 years and older).

Only one application will be accepted per person. Successful applicants will be allocated a pair of tickets.

Tickets are not transferable. They are also free and cannot be resold. If you buy tickets from anyone they will not be valid.

At the end of the registration process we will send a confirmation email containing a personal registration number. Please keep this number safe - it will help you later if you want to check to see if your application has been successful.

We will email you between April 30 and May 2 to tell you if you have been successful.The BBC does not accept any responsibility for late or lost applications due to internet connection problems. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

Entrants must supply full details as required and comply with all terms and conditions to be eligible for the ticket(s). No responsibility is accepted for ineligible applications, or applications made fraudulently.

Entrants can only apply using with their main residential address.

42 Comments

Original Poster

no-one interested?

i have entered

heat and rep left

Original Poster

cool thanks. Hope you get them. Then again, not too likely. At this moment, 127270 people have registered so far!

thanks, heat added

I was the 39th person to apply
Heat added.

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samclarke;1938982

I was the 39th person to apply ;)Heat added.




39th, wow. You must have registered very early.

can you apply more than once?
Couldn't see anything in the t&cs to say you couldnt

Original Poster

JustinJ;1939011

can you apply more than once?Couldn't see anything in the t&cs to say you … can you apply more than once?Couldn't see anything in the t&cs to say you couldnt




It says "Only one application will be accepted per person" so i presume you can't.

Original Poster

Why does this thread keep dissapearing from the website?

anyone from Kent fancy applying even though they don't want to go?? As you will get the majority of tickets, so more chance of getting them if you live there...

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surfer90;1939074

anyone from Kent fancy applying even though they don't want to go?? As … anyone from Kent fancy applying even though they don't want to go?? As you will get the majority of tickets, so more chance of getting them if you live there...



What would be the point?

if they didn't want to go, but then won tickets, out of the kindness of their heart
but yeah, was a long shot :whistling:

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surfer90;1939204

if they didn't want to go, but then won tickets, out of the kindness of … if they didn't want to go, but then won tickets, out of the kindness of their heartbut yeah, was a long shot :whistling:



true but tickets are non-transferable. Dunno how they would know it you did get them from someone else but its not really worth the risk.

How can anything from the BBC be free when we have overpaid the b******* already?

COLD

cheers tried last year but didnt get any. gonna try again tho

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ibiza;1939436

How can anything from the BBC be free when we have overpaid the b******* … How can anything from the BBC be free when we have overpaid the b******* already?COLD



how have we overpaid the BBC? are you reffering to the TV licence?

Original Poster

144686 people have registered so far!

signed up

ibiza;1939436

How can anything from the BBC be free when we have overpaid the b******* … How can anything from the BBC be free when we have overpaid the b******* already?COLD



voting cold cos you pay a licence fee?
oh dear.

ibiza;1939436

How can anything from the BBC be free when we have overpaid the b******* … How can anything from the BBC be free when we have overpaid the b******* already?COLD



Please can we bring back negative rep???

i got tickets last year .

I posted this in the competitions board as, technically, it's a competition :
hotukdeals.com/ite…air

MK

If i get some i will give em away for free as i forgot i was going to GIAN lol

Entered Cheers

Registered this morning - live 20 mins away so hopefully will be in with a chance although it looks like a LOT of people have registered - Although I bet half of them haven't even looked into how they would even get there if they won!

Original Poster

mark_dumpleton;1940113

I posted this in the competitions board as, technically, it's a … I posted this in the competitions board as, technically, it's a competition :http://hotukdeals.com/item/173680/once-radio-1-s-big-weekend-win-pairMK



ok fair enough

Original Poster

wow 367,794 people have registered so far!

Original Poster

Anybody else here live close to it because you could probably hear it from outside if you cant get tickets.

i registered last year and live in preston i didn't get any but people in yorkshire got some and then flogged them on ebay i was not happy!!

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alouise32;1957256

i registered last year and live in preston i didn't get any but people in … i registered last year and live in preston i didn't get any but people in yorkshire got some and then flogged them on ebay i was not happy!!



I didnt think they were allowed to sell them on eBay. It says if you buy them they wont be valid.

TWIGGY4LIFE 666;1960460

I didnt think they were allowed to sell them on eBay. It says if you buy … I didnt think they were allowed to sell them on eBay. It says if you buy them they wont be valid.



There were loads listed on ebay and it said item location wakefield yorkshire on 1 pair, i suppose on the day you need to prove your address so maybe they sell them with a old letter god knows but it's not on at all!!

I registered, have done for last few years but have never been lucky. Still, this time my odds are better as I used my Dads address in Kent to apply, he's in the same postcode so stand better chance than using my Norwich address! And if I get a pair I'll even have somewhere to stay afterwards :thumbsup:
I know they get great line-ups but still seems a bit unfai, at least with the old Radio 1 roadshows they visited lots of towns & cities so a wider spread of licence fee payer could go. I remember seeing 'Cottoneye Joe' & 'Stiltskin' at one when I was at Uni in Bedford circa 1994!! (sorry, have rambled off the subject a bit!).

Original Poster

489512 people have registered so far!

gordonbennett!;1978996

I remember seeing 'Cottoneye Joe' & 'Stiltskin' at one when I was at Uni … I remember seeing 'Cottoneye Joe' & 'Stiltskin' at one when I was at Uni in Bedford circa 1994!! (sorry, have rambled off the subject a bit!).



Neither of those were real bands. One is a song by Rednex, the other was an advertising executive commissioned by Levi.

termite;1979777

Neither of those were real bands. One is a song by Rednex, the other was … Neither of those were real bands. One is a song by Rednex, the other was an advertising executive commissioned by Levi.



Well, whatever, they had people on stage miming & entertaining the crowds!! Can't remember who else was there, some boy band, plus Gabrielle I think & ca't remember anymore, as I was a student there's a good chance alcohol was involved! :whistling:

Original Poster

Anyone have any luck. I had an email today saying i didnt get tickets :-(

looks like i missed out too

Yeah, I missed out as well

Original Poster

Thank you to all who left me rep, heat and commented on this. I will expire it now.

:whistling: got six tickets:whistling:
all for saturday
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