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BBC Big Weekend Saturday - The line up, toilets, and all you need to know

By Published May 25, 2019

What an afternoon at the BBC Big Weekend on Saturday 25th May at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough.

An afternoon and evening filled Middlesbrough's Stewart Park with worldwide artists, from Stormzy, James Arthur, Anne Marie, Lewis Capaldi and The Foals, which thousands flocked to Middlesbrough to see this great event.

CVFM Radio was there broadcasting and bumped into a number of celebrities. Jason's Sunday Lunch regulars the one and only Komparrison girls were spotted and speaking to Kaitlyn said she "we've just seen Sam Fender and he was amazing, I'm having a great time". Also, MP Andy McDowell was enjoying the weekend saying "it is great for this area, and to see Middlesbrough put on the map".


There were queues to be seen around the event, with reports that some had underwear where some unfortunate fans had been caught short. At one point a fan told us that "one of the toilets was closed due to it overflowing", and another had to queue 20 minutes to use the facilities that are situated in the middle of Stewart Park.

That wasn't the only place where queues were, the bar queues were lengthy throughout the day, with some waiting around an hour to be served.

The Mighty Teesside

Just before Dylan from the Mighty Redcar went on stage he had a quick word with CVFM and said that he was looking forward Billie Eilish, and spoke about his debut performance saying "It's surreal to be looking at the BBC Introducing stage which I will be playing at later today".

T - T - Teessiders

That was the chants coming from fans of James Arthur as he entered the stage in his Boro top to sing Rewrite the Stars from The Greatest Showman, also a cover of Arianna Grande's song No more tears left to cry. James said to the thousands watching him that "I was born at James Cook Hospital, this is my area and it's a proud moment for me".

Although not all good news to the Big Weekend as Jess Glynne has been forced to cancel her appearance at Radio 1s Big Weekend, a statement on her Twitter reads "I’m so sorry @BBCR1 Big Weekend and to all the fans in Middlesbrough that I can’t be with you today. I would be there if I could. Promise I’ll be back soon ❤️"

Another fantastic day for Middlesbrough and the rain didn't put off the fans.  You can see all the action on BBC iPlayer over the weekend. CVFM Radio will be at Stewart Park on Sunday to share the action here on the website and also on Facebook.com/cvfmradio.

Sunday has a fully packed line up with: Mabel, Pale Waves, Sigrid, twenty one pilots,Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Jax Jones, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Sean Paul, The 1975 and Zara Larsson.



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