RADIO 1’s Big Weekend lands in Glasgow this weekend and with names like One Direction and Tiesto being shoved down our throats, we felt it was our duty to show you the talent and bands you can’t afford to miss during the event at Glasgow Green.
BBC’s Introducing Stage will feature a lot of hot talent and new names on the scene including the likes of Dundee’s Model Aeroplanes and last year’s T Break act Honeyblood.
Recently added to the T in the Park bill, Catfish and The Bottlemen will also appear over the weekend. The band stopped by TTV HQ to record a session last month and are an act that apply high energy to every live performance. Look out for their track ‘Kathleen’ during their electric set.
Back with a new album in 2014, The Kooks are causing a stir on the live scene at the moment, with celebrated sets at the Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City festivals and their headline UK tour shows. Catch them in Glasgow Green on Saturday.
Saturday will also welcome producer and songwriting legend Pharrell Williams. Playing the Main Stage, the American legend has been responsible for the songs of summer in 2013 and 2014, thanks to his work on Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and his very own ‘Happy’. A set that’s sure to leave the crowd desperate for his return to Scotland at T in the Park in July.
Sunday will welcome rock ‘n’ roll Americana legends Kings of Leon. With their impressive back catalogue and host of new catchy tracks, KOL are always a treat to catch live. They share the Main Stage with Paisley’s very own Paolo Nutini who will play just before lads Kasabian who will headline the In New Music We Trust stage, although we thought with the Glastonbury headline ranking and ten years in the business they would no longer be classed as new music, Radio 1?
Then there’s a set from Brighton’s Royal Blood, who eschew electric guitars, creating riff-heavy power rock with just a bass guitar and a drum kit. This is a band destined for big things in 2014, and Radio 1 Big Weekend provides a great opportunity to catch them before they descend on the summer festival circuit.
Glasgow’s very own Baby Strange will play BBC’s Introducing stage on Sunday, treating the crowd to their punk-esque rock ‘n’ roll licks worthy of the mainstream exposure. We can’t wait to see how this Radio 1 crowd welcome the local boys.
Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend have all been allocated and can no longer be purchased. Live streaming will take place online and on the airwaves throughout the weekend.