Back to: News

Catch up on The 1975, Billie Eilish, Dave and more at BBC R1’s Big Weekend

Get a taste of what’s in store at this year’s Reading Festival.

If you were busy cooking up a storm on the BBQ this bank holiday weekend, you probably missed out on some of these killer performances at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Luckily for you, we’re here to save the day yet again – whack on these sets from your favourite R&L performers and grab your burnt sausages to nibble –  you’re going to be witnessing all this and more at your next bank holiday weekend.


If you needed more proof that Matty Healy is the perfect frontman, here it is in multicolour on the BBC iPlayer.

The 1975 – ‘It’s Not Living If It’s Not With You’

It’s not Reading if it’s not with you, more like.

Billie Eilish – ‘Bury A Friend’

Only Billie can make that many people scream, ‘I wanna end me’ so happily.

Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy’

If you’re not going to be chanting this at the top of your lungs at this year’s Reading, you’re weak.

Dave – ‘Funky Friday’

Your Friday night BBC Radio 1 Stage headliner is going to make sure it’s 100% funky.

Charli XCX – ‘1999’

This is how you bring the energy.

AJ Tracey – ‘Ladbroke Grove’

You know the tune on this is going to slap like nothing else you’ve heard at this year’s Reading.

Pale Waves – ‘There’s a Honey’

Just give us all the emo-pop so we can sway in the sunshine, please.

Mabel – ‘Don’t Call Me Up’


Get more Mabel in your life with ‘Fine Line’ over on the BBC iPlayer.

Camelphat – ‘Breathe’

The drops in this will give you goosebumps, it’s too much!

The Amazons – ‘Doubt It’

This is what we’re talking about, just imagine this blaring out with the sun shining down on your back. Bliss.

Twenty One Pilots

Ok, we know the full songs aren’t available online yet – but do you even really need them to know that they were immense?

If that’s not got you in the mood for a festival then nothing will. Still debating whether to get your tickets? You better get a wiggle on mate.