Saturday, 11 July, 2020

Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017 has a minute silence for Manchester terror attack victims!

Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017 has had a minute silence at 3pm today for the Manchester terror attack victims.

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is a huge music festival run by BBC Radio 1.

Big Weekend is held once a year, and in a different location within the United Kingdom each time.

This year Radio 1’s Big Weekend is in Hull, and earlier this week the BBC announced the festival will carry on as planned following Monday’s awful terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert.

The BBC released a statement reading: “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.”

Ariana Grande

Armed police and dog handlers were out in force at Radio 1’s Big Weekend today.

Nick Grimshaw took to the main stage at Big Weekend today to inform the crowd that a minute silence will take place at 3pm, he said: “I thought we would take a minute to talk about Manchester,

“All of us at Radio 1 have been thinking about Manchester all week, and we’d like to take a minute silence for them.”

You can catch all the action from Big Weekend on BBC iPlayer.

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