A Bigger Weekend

The demand for tickets for Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in the U.K. is so great that the organisers released an extra 5,000.

Almost 500,000 people applied for free tickets to the two-day show at the University of Central Lancashire’s Moor Park site in Preston, set for May 19-20, so the Beeb has upped the capacity to 35,000.

Registration for the event closed May 7th, with applicants set to be informed if they’ve been successful a week later. The lucky ones are selected by a random ballot based on postcodes.

The lineup includes Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Mika, Kasabian, The Fratellis, The View, Maximo Park, and Natasha Bedingfield.