One of Yorkshire’s leading tourist attractions is to host this year’s BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in May, was announced on Monday 23 January.
Burton Constable Hall will be the venue for the event, which is organised in conjunction with Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Agreements for the hall’s grounds to be used for the two-day music festival have been put in place with Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and the BBC.
York-based Langleys Solicitors advised The Burton Constable Foundation on the agreement with Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
The Big Weekend will take place on 27 and 28 May and is expected to attract tens of thousands of music fans to Burton Constable in East Yorkshire.
The event is held at a different location each year and is the largest free, ticketed music event in Europe and will introduce unsigned local talent to be showcased on the BBC Introducing Stage. Acts announced today include Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy.
Nicholas Hildyard, chairman of the board of trustees of The Burton Constable Foundation said: “This is a real coup for Burton Constable – we are delighted to host the Big Weekend during Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and look forward to showcasing our venue and Hull to the tens of thousands of visitors that the Big Weekend will attract.”
Alex Birch, associate in corporate at Langleys Solicitors, said: “This is a very special year for Hull and an exciting time for Burton Constable to host the Big Weekend which has grown to become one of the biggest and most popular music festivals. We are pleased to have supported The Burton Constable Foundation in securing the event for 2017.”
Burton Constable has been the home of the Constable family for more than 700 years. The large Elizabethan mansion and its surrounding parkland is now a museum owned by the Burton Constable Foundation, a charity whose mission is to safeguard Burton Constable for future generations.