To celebrate BBC Music's Biggest Weekend coming to four cities in four nations this summer, the BBC is holding a 10-day Fringe across the UK starting on Friday 18th May 2018.

We want as many local and independent venues to programme and curate live music under The Biggest Weekend Fringe umbrella, celebrating music scenes across the UK and sharing our passion and enthusiasm for new and emerging music.


I ddathlu bod Penwythnos Mwyaf BBC Music yn dod i bedair dinas ym mhedair gwlad y DU, mae'r BBC yn cynnal Gŵyl Ymylol 10 diwrnod ledled y DU gan ddechrau ddydd Gwener 18 Mai 2018.

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This is a great opportunity to shine a light on incredible grassroots music venues across the country,

Music Venue Trust looks forward to working with the BBC to enable large numbers of venues to take part

Mark Davyd , CEO, Music Venue Trust

BBC Music's the Biggest Weekend Tour

BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend Tour - Mahalia + Alica? Harley Featured event
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BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend Tour - Mahalia + Alica? Harley

The Leadmill, Sheffield

Monday 21st May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 16

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Ten Tonnes + ONR

Headrow House, Leeds

Monday 21st May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 16

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

BBC Music Featured event
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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Mahalia + Alica? Harley

The Bullingdon, Oxford

Tuesday 22nd May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 16

?4 plus booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Ten Tonnes + ONR

Fiddlers, Bristol

Tuesday 22nd May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 16

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

BBC Music Featured event
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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Mahalia + Alica? Harley

The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Wednesday 23rd May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 16

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Ten Tonnes + ONR

Purple Turtle, Reading

Wednesday 23rd May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

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BBC Employability Event - Swansea Featured event
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BBC Employability Event - Swansea

Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea

Friday 27th Apr

11:00am til 4:00pm (last entry 11:45am)

Minimum Age: 16

As part of the Biggest Weekend Fringe, the BBC is running an employability event for 16-24s from Swa...

Radio 1 Featured event
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Radio 1's Academy Ticket Launch - Huw Stephens Piano Sessions

Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea

Saturday 5th May

1:00pm til 4:00pm (last entry 2:00pm)

Minimum Age: 16

N/A

Radio 1's Academy Ticket Launch - DJ Huw Stephens presents Piano Sessions with special guests.

Abbie McCarthy presents BBC Music Introducing gig Featured event
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Abbie McCarthy presents BBC Music Introducing gig

The Garage Whitez, Swansea

Saturday 5th May

7:00pm til 10:30pm (last entry 9:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

N/A

Radio 1'S Academy EVENING Launch Event - sign up for FREE tickets ahead of nationwide release

BBC Radio 2 Present War Horse: The Story in Concert Featured event
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BBC Radio 2 Present War Horse: The Story in Concert

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Friday 18th May

6:30pm til 9:30pm (last entry 7:00pm)

Minimum Age: 12

The BBC Concert Orchestra performs 'War Horse: The Story in Concert' with guest narrators including ...

Belfast Fringe:Wax Lyrical - Conversation on The Power of Lyrics Featured event
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Belfast Fringe:Wax Lyrical - Conversation on The Power of Lyrics

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Monday 21st May

6:30pm til 7:15pm (last entry 6:15pm)

Minimum Age: 16

FREE

The Power of Lyrics: How lyrics can define and elevate a song, leaving us jubilant or in tears.

Belfast Fringe: Breaking Sounds - The Future of Music Journalism Featured event
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Belfast Fringe: Breaking Sounds - The Future of Music Journalism

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Monday 21st May

12:30pm til 1:30pm (last entry 12:15pm)

Minimum Age: 16

FREE

What does the future hold for music journalism and tips on how to break into the industry. Chaired b...

BBC Music Featured event
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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Ten Tonnes + ONR

Headrow House, Leeds

Monday 21st May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 16

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

BBC Radio Scotland Featured event
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BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway with Stuart Murdoch

Perth And Kinross Council 2 High Street Perth PH1, Perth

Monday 21st May

9:00pm til 10:00pm (last entry 8:45pm)

Minimum Age: 16

Vic Galloway presents an extended interview with Belle & Sebastian delving into his musical influenc...

BBC Radio 2 Featured event
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BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine: Coventry

Coventry University, Coventry, CV1

Monday 21st May

5:30pm til 7:00pm (last entry 6:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

Find out how Jeremy Vine ended up at Radio 2 after cutting his journalistic teeth in Coventry.

Belfast Fringe: Panel discussion on Featured event
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Belfast Fringe: Panel discussion on 'Financing the Band'

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Tuesday 22nd May

12:30pm til 1:30pm (last entry 12:15pm)

Minimum Age: 16

FREE

Where does the money come from and how can you make it work? ...

Radio 1 in Swansea with Huw Stephens Featured event
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Radio 1 in Swansea with Huw Stephens

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Tuesday 22nd May

7:30pm til 10:30pm (last entry 9:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

FREE

Radio 1 in Swansea with Huw Stephens & special guests Black Peaks, Casey & Chroma

Belfast Fringe: Iain Archer Song Writing Workshop Featured event
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Belfast Fringe: Iain Archer Song Writing Workshop

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Tuesday 22nd May

2:30pm til 4:00pm (last entry 2:15pm)

Minimum Age: 16

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer shares some of the knowledge and song writing skills.

BBC Music Featured event
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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Ten Tonnes + ONR

Fiddlers, Bristol

Tuesday 22nd May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 16

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

Belfast Fringe: Discussion on Featured event
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Belfast Fringe: Discussion on 'Peel, Punk, Belfast and Beyond'

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Tuesday 22nd May

6:30pm til 7:30pm (last entry 6:15pm)

Minimum Age: 18

free

How the punk scene of N.Ireland found an ally in John Peel, with the music of the period inspiring f...

Belfast Fringe: Beyond Belfast - How to Tour Successfully Featured event
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Belfast Fringe: Beyond Belfast - How to Tour Successfully

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Wednesday 23rd May

12:30pm til 1:30pm (last entry 12:15pm)

Minimum Age: 16

Free

A panel discussion on how to book the dates and tour your band or DJ set outside of your home city

Radio 4 For Thought Featured event
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Radio 4 For Thought

Volcano Theatre, Swansea

Wednesday 23rd May

7:00pm til 9:30pm (last entry 7:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

FREE

Radio 4's Four Thought in Swansea

Belfast Fringe: No More Gigs? Conversations about the Live Scene Featured event
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Belfast Fringe: No More Gigs? Conversations about the Live Scene

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Wednesday 23rd May

6:30pm til 7:30pm (last entry 6:15pm)

Minimum Age: 16

FREE

With live music venues closing and the cost of touring and hosting live music increasing, what is th...

BBC Music Introducing in Coventry & Warwickshire Featured event
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BBC Music Introducing in Coventry & Warwickshire

BBC Coventry And Warwickshire Studio, Coventry

Wednesday 23rd May

6:00pm til 8:00pm (last entry 6:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

Meet the team behind BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's showcase for local musicians and enjoy live music...

BBC Music Featured event
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BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend Tour - Ten Tonnes + ONR

Purple Turtle, Reading

Wednesday 23rd May

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

?4 + booking fee

BBC Music Introducing is taking four bands on tour, starting at The Great Escape Festival and ending...

Composing and Arranging Workshop with Rachel Newton Featured event
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Composing and Arranging Workshop with Rachel Newton

Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Thursday 24th May

7:00pm til 8:30pm (last entry 6:45pm)

Minimum Age: 12

BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year Rachel Newton will be leading a masterclass in composing and t...

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