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An amazing weekend of music on Teesside at Middlesbrough's very own Stewart Park became the home of BBC Radio 1 for their BBC Big Weekend.  With the biggest artists in the business traveling to Teesside to entertain the crowds, some taking advantage of our local airport Durham Tees Valley, such as MK, Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus, MK and Mumford and Sons.

Were you there over the three days?  If so we have a gallery of pictures and performances on our website and also on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cvfmradio/videos/1363634037152194/ 

BBC Radio One DJ's headed to Teesside too and even managed to party in the town Nick Grimshaw said on Sunday evening "We decided to go for more drinks and ended up in Tiny until the early hours. Annie Mac tried to play but she didn't have her USB sticks or the venue didn't have CDJ's. We said if we went back to the hotel for the USB Sticks would she do a set, she said yes so we went and got the USB Sticks whilst the venue found some CDJ's.  However, they weren't compatible after all of that but we partied until the early hours which was wicked".

Annie Mac kicked off the weekend on Friday evening with a great set to 6,000 fans packed into the 1 for New Music Tent.  Revelers were seen dancing around their handbags outside the tent.  Many acts telling the crowds "Middlesbrough you have been brilliant".  The 1975's brought the house down closing the Big Weekend to the capacity 34,000 audiences.

Can you find yourself from some of our pictures, scroll through to see 

Putting Teesside on the map firmly, with party goers coming from all over, some as far as London, Dublin, Scotland, and Wales.

Following the event, many took to Facebook to say what a wonderful weekend it has been with Alice May posting to the BBC Radio One Big Weekend on Facebook said "I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone from Marton, Middlesbrough and Darlington. You have all been so welcoming, train staff have been amazing. Thank you for making our experience safe and enjoyable!!".




Little Mix opened the afternoon at BBC Big Weekend on Sunday 26 May to thousands in the audience.

Opening their set with Salute the crowd went wild.  Little Mix said whilst performing, "we were unsure of been the first act if you were going to be quiet but you haven't", and going on to say that "it's always the best audiences up north".

They followed it up with getting the audience to join in and have a competition between the females and males, with the females definitely sounding the louder.

Ending their set they played some of their new track that is coming soon.  Head over to our Facebook page facebook.com/cvfmradio for more live videos and pictures from the weekend.

Catch all the coverage on the BBC iPlayer on BBC.


The last day of the fantastic BBC Big Weekend at Stewart Park and the BBC have a brilliant line up in store for the fans today.

Little Mix kicking off the proceedings at 12:30 on the main stage, then Zara Larson, Jax Jones, Rita Ora, The 1975's and on the 1 for New Music stage there will be The Two Door Cinema Club, and finishing the evening on that stage is Twenty One Pilots.

The weather won't put a dampener to the event, as it's forecast to rain until around 12 noon on Sunday, and then windy throughout the remainder of the day with some broken sunny spells will end the day.

Catch all the action from Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesbrough across TV, radio and online on the May bank holiday weekend.  Hear Radio 1’s Big Weekend on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds from 11 am on 27th & 28th May. Performances will be available to watch live on BBC iPlayer, with highlights on Radio 1’s YouTube channel. 

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

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