In spite of the recent terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, the show will go on for the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend festival.
The annual two-day festival will continue as scheduled in Hull, England, on Saturday and Sunday — but with extra care for security and safety of the attendees, staff and performers.
A rep for the festival said, “Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be continuing as planned this weekend in Hull. After conducting a full review of the festival, in conjunction with the police and partners, various extra security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of those attending. As part of this, everyone that enters the site will go through two rounds of thorough searches — one round conducted at transport hubs where police will be present, and a second round of security procedures at the entrance gates. We ask for the patience and cooperation of anyone coming to the event on the weekend and that they allow extra time to pass through security.”
An insider told us that none of the performers have pulled out of the lineup, which includes Katy Perry, Lorde, Kings of Leon, Rita Ora and Lana Del Rey.