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Find out about travel and transport information for the Big Weekend on the Norwich City Council website.

Students and staff can find out more information about visiting campus during the weekend on our portal pages.

Experience the University of East Anglia Experience the University of East Anglia

Book an Open Day to find out what it's like to study in Norwich at the University of East Anglia, and learn more about the hundreds of live music acts that take place at our Student Union venues every year.

Students and staff prepare for Radio 1's Big Weekend Students and staff prepare for Radio 1's Big Weekend

Radio 1's Big Weekend Storify

See our highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend on Storify to see what UEA staff and students got up to during the event.

Taylor Swift arrives in Norwich

She might not have made it to the LCR on Sunday evening, but she still ended up partying with UEA students on stage at Earlham Park. Taylor Swift had everyone dancing to Shake It Off, and took up residence in Earlham Hall hours before the event.

Competition winners enjoy Radio 1's Big Weekend

We caught up with a number of competition winners at Radio 1's Big Weekend who had won the chance to go through UEA's social media and weekly email bulletins. Abbigail says she cried when she found out she had won!

Film, Television and Media Studies student Thomas Rees, meanwhile, had the chance to win with production crews at the BBC over the weekend.

We also had students working the weekend transporting production crews and artists from backstage to the studios and performance stages.

Send us your photographs, videos, and stories

Tweet your stories to us using @uealive and #bigweekend and we'll reshare them with the wider UEA community on social media throughout the weekend.

UEA graduates Port Isla perform at Big Weekend

UEA graduates Port Isla headlined a packed out BBC Introducing Tent at Radio 1's Big Weekend on the Saturday.

The stars hang out at Earlham Hall

Stars including Snoop Dogg, Fall Out Boy, and Muse were interviewed to a backdrop of Earlham Hall - UEA's Law School - throughout Saturday. Snoop Dogg was even spotted taking photographs of the beautiful architecture of what was once home to social reformer Elizabeth Fry.


Snoop Dogg performs in a Norwich City shirt

Just days before Norwich City's play-off final game Snoop Dogg showed which team he was supporting by appearing at Earlham Park in his Norwich shirt. He later went on to perform in the brightly coloured shirt in the In New Music We Trust Tent.

Festival goers flock to Earlham Park

25,000 people flocked to Earlham Park on UEA's doorstep on Saturday for Radio 1's Big Weekend. The event at 12pm with the majority of ticket holders arriving to see performances from 5 Seconds of Summer, The Vaccines, Snoop Dogg, and Slaves.

Weather Update

UEA alumnus Dan Holley has a Big Weekend weather update for BBC Look East. Will we need our raincoats or our sun cream? See the video here.

Big Weekend map 

A combined map of UEA, Earlham Park and the Radio 1 Big Weekend site map has been created by @kittynoise on Twitter.

DJ Greg James to receive a UEA honorary degree

Radio 1 DJ Greg James is to receive an honorary doctorate from UEA during this July's ceremonies. Commenting on the news, Greg said: "My affair with UEA continues - it really is wonderful and I'm completely honoured to be given this." Read more.


Behind the scenes photographs

Members of staff from UEA and the Student Union had a backstage tour of Earlham Park ahead of the Big Weekend. Here are a few photographs of the site being prepared for the weekend.



Students prepare for this weekend's Big Weekend

Some of the biggest music acts in the world will be performing on UEA's doorstep this weekend as Radio 1's Big Weekend comes to Earlham Park in Norwich, and hundreds of lucky UEA students will be in the crowd to see them.

This year's Radio 1's Big Weekend will be headlined by Muse and Foo Fighters, with appearances from internationally-renowned acts including Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, 5 Seconds of Summer, David Guetta, Florence and the Machine, and Snoop Dogg.

50,000 tickets were made available with a large number of students living near the Earlham Park venue successfully picking up tickets in the ballot. For some students this will be their first festival experience, like Environmental Geophysics student Abbigail Harrison.

She said: "I'm a huge fan of Taylor Swift and Olly Murs, so I can't wait to see them! I've never been to a festival before, but winning these tickets means I can now share the experience with my younger sister... it's also her birthday weekend which makes it all the more special!"

Radio 1's Big Weekend - one of the first events to launch the festival season - will broadcast nationally online and on BBC Three, and internationally on Radio 1 throughout Saturday and Sunday.

In advance of the event students also had the chance to participate in the Radio 1 Academy - getting involved with the stars in practical workshops, Q & A sessions, industry panels, and Live Lounge performances.

A number of UEA staff and students won tickets for the weekend through internal prize giveaways. A handful of School of Law students will also have the chance to transport around the site those based backstage.

Laura Deakin, a third year History student, won tickets to the Saturday event. She said: "I have been a massive Florence fan since seeing her first tour in 2009, and it'll be incredible to see her again in my university home town. Muse are said to be phenomenal live and I am sure no-one would want to miss out on seeing Snoop Dogg of all people in Norwich!"

Shraya Shrestha, an international student from Nepal studying in the Norwich Business School, won tickets for the Sunday. She said: "I have been a Foo Fighters fan for years and have been following Dave Grohl since his Nirvana Days. I still can't believe I'll be seeing them perform live this weekend."

UEA graduates in the band Port Isla will have a headlining role on the BBC Introducing Stage on Saturday evening, while former drama student Greg James returns to Norwich to present the BBC Three coverage.

Why Norwich is the perfect city for this year's event


Festival culture conference discussed at UEA ahead of Big Weekend

Ahead of this weekend our academics will be discussing festival culture, and will look at how the Radio 1 'Roadshow' became the 'Big Weekend'. They will be joined by Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music Bob Shennan, and Kendal Calling festival director Ben Robinson. Read more.

The music scene in Norwich

Radio 1's Newsbeat reviews the music scene in Norwich - featuring footage from UEA:TV, and an interview with the Union of UEA Students which runs the Waterfront in the city.