Radio 1's Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1


BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is a music festival run by BBC Radio 1. It is held once a year, in a different location within the United Kingdom each time. It is the biggest free ticketed music event in Europe and always includes a host of new artists. 28th - 29th May 2016
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Access Card Notes

The Access Card is accepted as proof of need for access to accessible facilities at this venue. A seperate Registration form outlining specific needs may also need to be completed. Visit the Access Link for more information

Contact details

Radio 1's Big Weekend Powerdham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, South West, EX6 8JQ

Standing and Queueing

Dedicated lanes are available for disabled people to use to avoid the main queues. Toilet facilities within the area of viewing platforms mean shorter queues for toilets and seating is available for disabled customers on the viewing platforms

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
The Big Weekend is a greenfield site and as such customers need to prepare for this. Pedestrian routes have terrain which will include gravel or grassed areas. Accessible toilets and viewing platforms are available.

Short Distances

Short distance
As this is a greenfield site there are some longer distances involved. We have provided the shortest distances possible from parking to viewing platforms

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Customers who need urgent toilet access will be given a wristband which will enable them to use toilet facilities within the disabled persons viewing area which has considerably shorter queues.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Given the nature of the event and the large crowds we advise against bringing assistance dogs and recommend people use the free essential companion scheme to meet their needs

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Free essential companion tickets are available for those that need them. A registration form must be completed and returned along with your Access Card number or other supporting documents

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
There are many stewards on hand throughout the festival site who are happy to provide assistance where needed.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
An induction loop is installed on the main stage viewing platform
photo of outside seating and crowd at event
photo of accessible toilets and ramped access to view platform
photograph of accessible viewing platform area and crowd
photo of accessible ramp to viewing platform and crowd area
photograph of tent stage and security next to accessible viewing platform ramp