Radio 1's Big Weekend: Remember 14 years ago this month?

In May 2007, we were getting very excited about a big blue tent which had arrived on Preston's Moor Park.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 3:45 pm
Crowds enjoying Radio 1's Big Weekend in Moor Park, Preston, in 2007

In it, performed some of the biggest names in music over two days, as Radio 1 brought their Big Weekend to the city.

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend was the biggest free-ticketed music event in Europe
The Scissor Sisters perform

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Myerscough lads at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Moor Park, Preston
The festival was a spin-off of Radio 1's "One Big Sunday"
The pink welly brigade from Preston
DJ Chris Moyles watches Jo Wyley take off her PNE shirt
Jen Balshaw and Liz Snape of Leyland
Chipping chaps at the Radio 1 Big Weekend
For the first time in the history of the event, all tickets had barcodes and were scanned on arrival at the park.
Dizzee Rascal
The barcodes contained information such as name and address of the winner of the tickets.
At the close of entry on 8 May 2007, over 450,000 people registered for a chance to get tickets for the 2007 festival.
Kaiser Chiefs
On Tuesday 8 May on The Chris Moyles Show, Chris announced that a further 5,000 tickets will be available taking the total for both days being 35,000.
Headline acts included Scissor Sisters, Razorlight, Kasabian, The Fratellis, Kaiser Chiefs, Stereophonics and Rihanna
Rihanna
High fashion at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Moor Park, Preston
Human Art: Martin Worden and John Ainscough
Stereophonics
There were two covered stages, and an outdoor arena
Scissor Sisters