BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

26 – 27 May 2018

Enjoy one of the best live music events of the summer with Great Western Railway. Simply hop on a train to Swansea and join in the fun at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Singleton Park, Swansea.

What to expect at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

A star-studded line-up has already been confirmed with headliners including Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Niall Horan.

Gates open at 11:00 with acts opening the main stage at 12:00 until 22:00.

How to get there

As parking will be difficult near to the event, train travel is a hassle-free option. The closest station to BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend 2018 is Swansea train station.

If you’re using taxis, ask to be dropped off and collected at De La Beche Road or Bryn Road as taxis aren’t permitted to enter Singleton Park.

First Cymru buses run between the city centre and Singleton Park, taking about 20-minutes. After the event, shuttle buses will run between the park and city centre.

Popular train routes on the GWR network to Swansea station include:

Last trains from Swansea station on 26 – 27 May:

After BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, make sure you leave at least an hour to get to your train from Singleton Park.

Popular train routes include:

Swansea (23:15) to Cardiff Central (00:19) – direct (calling at Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend only)

Swansea (20:55) to Bristol Temple Meads (23:00) – 1 change at Cardiff Central

Things to see and do in Swansea Bay

When in Wales for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, why not enjoy the very best of Swansea. From the bustling city centre to the beaches of the Gower Peninsula there’s plenty to see and do with top attractions also including the Marina and the Maritime Quarter.

A walk along the Victoria Pier in Mumbles is a great way to spend an afternoon too and don’t forget to visit the National Waterfront Museum.

Swansea Bay is one of the top destinations on our rail network making it a great place to stay during BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.