BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show presenter Nick Grimshaw’s tour of previous Big Weekend host cities including Bangor and Maidstone ends in Swindon on Wednesday 8 May, in advance of this year’s Big Weekend on 13 May in Londonderry, this year’s European City of Culture.
It will be four years to the day when the up and coming JLS put on a surprise gig at Nova Hreod School – pictured below – in advance of the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Swindon’s Lydiard Park on 10 May 2009. Then JLS were just making their breakthrough, now they’ve announced a fairwell tour before breaking up.
On Wednesday 8 May the Breakfast Show is being broadcast live out of another Swindon school where Nick will be joined by special guests performing live: Little Mix and Bastille.
The event is not open to the public and extra security has been arranged so that the safety of young people is not compromised by people who have not been invited.
Photo of Nick Grimshaw above: BBC
JLS at Nova Hreod, right
See pics from the Big Weekend in Swindon in 2009