BBC Music will also be producing several music workshops and masterclasses with PRS for Music, featuring some big names in songwriting. These will take place in all 4 host cities for aspiring local songwriters and musicians.


Employability Events + Work Experience

Throughout The Fringe, influential figures from across the creative industries will deliver hands on workshops providing young people with the tools, contacts and information they need to take the next step in their creative career as well as the opportunity to learn about the music industry from some of the biggest names in the business.

The Fringe will be partnering up with organisations such as FreeformersThe Social and Oh Yeah Studio to run an employability event for 16-24 year olds. The event aims to target hundreds of young people across the four host cities and with a combination of workshops, Q&A’s and networking opportunities to provide them with relevant digital, creative and employability skills.

To find out how to sign up for these events head to BBC Shows and Tours

There will also be over 75 work experience placements to work at The Biggest Weekend itself in several roles with artist liaison, TV and radio production, live music and events.


BBC Ten Pieces – No Place Like Challenge

The No Place Like Challenge project encourages school children to create their own version of Kerry Andrew’No Place Like, a piece which is one of this year’s set of Ten Pieces, celebrating what is special and unique about their home town or school.

More about the No Place Like Challenge

In celebration of The Biggest Weekend hundreds of schools across the UK will be holding Ten Piecesassemblies. These will offer children the chance to get creative with, and celebrate music with the BBC.

More about BBC Ten Pieces