BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
comes to Luton

The flagship BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend music event will be held in Luton’s Stockwood Park during the second May bank holiday weekend in 2024 (24 to 26 May).

This is one of the UK’s most popular music festivals, attracting top artists, with thousands in attendance and millions watching on television. The event is set to give a massive boost to Luton’s economy and reputation, and will provide a number of opportunities for local people and businesses.

Check out all the details about artists at

Will you be traveling to Luton that weekend? Please see our food and drink guide coming see as well as detail about viewing parties and after parties all weekend long!

Event details

Radio 1’s Big Weekend Luton will take place on the weekend of Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May 2024.
Details are listed below

  • Friday 24 May 2024: gates open from 1pm with a 11pm finish
  • Saturday 25 May 2024: gates open from 10:30am with a 10.30pm finish
  • Sunday 26 May 2024: gates open from 10:30am with a 10.30pm finish. The schedule for each day is:
    • Sound tests will take place on Thursday 23 May – timing to be confirmed in due course.
    • The event is being organised by a team with a long track record of delivering major live music festivals and events.
    • Like any large event, there will be some restrictions in place to keep people safe while the event is being set up on Thursday 9 May and taken down by Monday 3 June.
    • Much of the park will remain available to visitors, apart from the days of the festival weekend. Details of park access during the festival weekend will be confirmed closer to the event.

Click the map below to open a PDF version of the map and a list of local amenities

There will be some road closures in place over the Big Weekend. Please find more details direct from council about road closures and noise.

You can also find information about the Residential Parking Scheme.

Businesses with questions can join the Opportunities for Businesses Sessions on the 9th May.

The BID will also be in attendance if you have any questions we can help you with.

Things to do in Luton that weekend

The Power Playground

24th May at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

HNP Present: The BIG After Party

24th May at 10:30 am until 25th May at 3:00 am

Big Weekend Day Party

24th May at 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Big Weekend Live Viewing: Friday

24th May at 3:30 pm until 10:00 pm

Big Weekend Watch Along: Friday

24th May at 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm

The Big Smoke Family

24th May at 7:00 pm until 25th May at 12:00 am

RESET After-Party

24th May at 8:00 pm until 25th May at 6:00 am

Silent Disco (80s vs 90s vs 00s)

24th May at 10:00 pm until 25th May at 3:00 am

The Power Playground

25th May at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Big Weekend Live Viewing: Saturday

25th May at 11:30 am until 10:00 pm