BBC Music The Big Weekend at Scone Palace

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Tuesday February 13 2018

BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend is coming to Scone Palace, Perth, featuring performances from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds & Nigel Kennedy.

The Biggest Weekend visits Perth’s Scone Palace on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 as part of the BBC’s May bank holiday weekend music celebration (25-28 May) which covers four sites in four nations across four days with over 175,000 tickets available to the public.

The BBC’s biggest ever celebration of music across TV, radio, online and mobile, the event will also visit Belfast, Coventry and Swansea.

 There will be performances from the biggest and best-loved names in music celebrating the incredible breadth and diversity of live music on the BBC.

Those confirmed for the Scottish line-up for Perth’s Scone Palace are:


·         Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Saturday 26 May)

·         Nigel Kennedy (Friday 25 May)


Plus, lots more star-studded names still to come.

Nigel Kennedy said:

“I’m inspired by all kinds of music from across the world.

“I’m also inspired by people and by passion.

“Music should not be pigeon-holed and I have always believed that.

“So, it’s great to be involved in an event which celebrates diversity across live musical genres with artists new and old.

‘In Perth, I’ll be performing Bach and Gershwinwith the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and in Coventry, Highlights of the New Four Seasons and Hendrix with the BBC Concert Orchestra.”

The Biggest Weekend is a truly unique event with concerts being hosted by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music.

Across the weekend, there will be extensive TV coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four and sets will be available on BBC iPlayer, mobile and online.

The scale of coverage will replicate that of Glastonbury festival on the BBC, allowing audiences at home to enjoy all of their favourite acts as well as discover brand new music.

Tickets for The Biggest Weekend are on sale now, priced at £18 plus £4.50 booking fee.

The booking process will be handled by Ticketmaster - the only official ticketing agent for The Biggest Weekend.

There are over 175,000 tickets available to the public and tickets will be geographically weighted with a percentage available to each of the local areas.

For more information about tickets, please go to

Bob Shennan, Director BBC Radio and Music, said:

“The Biggest Weekend is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime festival for everyone that loves music, whether they are at the venues in person or enjoying the whole spectacle of performances being streamed through iPlayer along with all our TV, radio and digital networks.

‘Wherever you are in the country, you will be part of the biggest music event, with the widest selection of musical genres, the BBC has ever put on.”



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