Found 29th Mar 2011
Anyone been to one before? How easy is it to get tickets and does it make a difference if you are local or is it totally random?

Does anyone know the answer to these questions??

Thankkks

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You have to sign up to the ballot and then they email you to let you know if you get tickets. If you're local to it you're more likely to get them.

yes it does difference if you are local, but no one knows where it is yet

How can I get a ticket?
Although a few tickets may be given away as prizes in on-air competitions, the main way to get a ticket for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is by registering for our ticket ballot. Please tune in to Scott Mills on Radio 1 from 6.30am on Wednesday 30 March for more information. We have 40,000 tickets for the weekend. Tickets are free and will be given away in pairs but last year almost half a million people applied for them and we expect demand to be massive again this year. You will need to be lucky to get one of the 10,000 pairs available for each day.

How old do you have to be to attend?
There is no age limit for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend. However, if you are under 16 you must be accompanied by a responsible person who is at least 18 years old. You may also be asked for ID if you look under 16. Children under two years old do not need a ticket, but those two and over will need one. Please bear in mind that this is an outdoor event, with loud music and large crowds expected.

How do you allocate tickets?
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend moves to a different area of the UK each year. We were in Bangor last year, Swindon, Maidstone, Preston, Dundee and Sunderland before that. We always give a degree of preference to local residents. Please tune in to Scott Mills on Radio 1 from 6.30am on Wednesday 30 March for more information.

Sign up to our Facebook page and follow Radio 1 on Twitter to make sure you keep up to date with the latest information.

went to it last year in bangor, the tickets can be a pain to get a hold of as i know some people who managed to get 10 + tickets even though it says in the terms and conditions that only one request may be made per household and anyone attempting to apply more than this will have all their applications removed. personally didnt find that fair.

there are so many tickets allocated for local housing and surrounding areas and then the rest allocated for outsiders of the place it is taking place in.

Original Poster

I know where it is, my dad works for the BBC lol but it's pretty much common knowledge round here anyway

I'm just worried about my friends not getting tickets!!

Fingers crossed eh, thanks for the replies so far

Edited by: "RosieWoo" 29th Mar 2011

No big secret, it's in Carlisle lol

Carlisle this year, I put ISDN's in today for the outside broadcast from Carlisle Airpot (if not something else is happening from the BBC their tomorrow)

I have found because of the way they allocate bbc tickets,that its actually advantageous to have a far away postcode to apply. In general they will give local postcodes 70/80 percent of tickets and the rest to outside postcodes(if that makes sense) So since not as many people will apply from outside the area because of travel/ accomodation etc then an aberdeen postcode for a london event actually stands a better chance imho of getting tickets if you get my drift-therefore if you know someone who lives hundreds of miles away from the actual event and they can apply for you,it may be helpful.

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Paddy_o_furniture

Carlisle this year, I put ISDN's in today for the outside broadcast from … Carlisle this year, I put ISDN's in today for the outside broadcast from Carlisle Airpot (if not something else is happening from the BBC their tomorrow)



Aye it's for that...exciting stuff, nothing ever happens round here!!

RosieWoo

Aye it's for that...exciting stuff, nothing ever happens round here!!


You can have my address (Newcastle) for a ballot, or I'll apply for you from my address

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Paddy_o_furniture

You can have my address (Newcastle) for a ballot, or I'll apply for you … You can have my address (Newcastle) for a ballot, or I'll apply for you from my address



Ah thanks that would be great, I only live 3 miles away from the aiport, but just in case!!

one problem with that , the tickets will have your name and address on them and they do check them when you arrive

wickedteen

one problem with that , the tickets will have your name and address on … one problem with that , the tickets will have your name and address on them and they do check them when you arrive



Really? Surely her name with my address would be OK?

All tickets are printed with a unique barcode and the name and address of … All tickets are printed with a unique barcode and the name and address of the person receiving them. The barcode is scanned at the entrance to the event and tickets with invalid barcodes will be rejected.



No mention of checking ID and it wouldn't be easy checking 20000 a day lol

choc1969

No mention of checking ID and it wouldn't be easy checking 20000 a day lol




ye-they dont check-Ive been to plenty events-all that matters is that noone has used that barcode already

wickedteen

one problem with that , the tickets will have your name and address on … one problem with that , the tickets will have your name and address on them and they do check them when you arrive



all they do is scan the ticket to see if its valid.

choc1969

No big secret, it's in Carlisle lol




i have a friend who lives in Carlisle.... maybe i can ask if they want to come with me

Rupz

i have a friend who lives in Carlisle.... maybe i can ask if they want to … i have a friend who lives in Carlisle.... maybe i can ask if they want to come with me



FFS surely calling them rather than advertising it on here is the appropriate way

bassman_uk

FFS surely calling them rather than advertising it on here is the … FFS surely calling them rather than advertising it on here is the appropriate way




i can advertise any way i please, it has nothing to do with you FFS!

Rupz

i can advertise any way i please, it has nothing to do with you FFS!



FFS get a room

bassman_uk

FFS get a room



FFS get F

Does anyone know if its one application per household, or can I get my kids to apply using their email addresses aswell?

Rupz

FFS get F



oO

bassman_uk

oO



Apologies, didnt meat to be so harsh

Original Poster

You 2 calm down!

yes miss lol

BurntEffigy

Does anyone know if its one application per household, or can I get my … Does anyone know if its one application per household, or can I get my kids to apply using their email addresses aswell?



it says in the terms and conditions it is one app per house but like i posted yesterday many people i know applied more than that with different email addresses and recieved more than 1 set of tickets for both days

Thanks - sorry, missed your post from yesterday.
I guess I'll have to only take one of the kids with me in that case - the other 2 can stay at home and do cleaning (thats if if I get any tickets at all)

edit: T&C's says its one application per person and it can be a number of people from the same house, so it's ok for my kids to apply too gotta keep my fingers crossed for a week now in hope of getting tickets. (280,000 applications so far - in 8 hours!)
Edited by: "BurntEffigy" 31st Mar 2011
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