Scone Palace | 25th – 26th May 2018


The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, as BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Scone Palace.

We can now exclusively reveal the first star names who’ll be joining us in Perth. We’ll be announcing loads more artists in the coming weeks!

BBC Radio 3: Friday 25th May

Nigel Kennedy

Danielle de Niese

Jamie Cullum


Karine Polwart Trio


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Evelyn Glennie

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith

Eddi Reader & Band


BBC Radio 2: Saturday 26th May (SOLD OUT)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Amy Macdonald

The Beat starring Dave Wakeling


Emeli Sandé

Simple Minds

Julie Fowlis

The Shires

Getting Here

Perth is the most accessible city in Scotland with fantastic road, bus and rail links. Scone Palace is just two miles North of Perth City Centre.

Getting to Perth by Car

Perth is easily accessible by road from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness. There’s a wide range of safe and secure, short stay car parks within the city centre.

Find out more about parking in Perth City Centre at

Getting to Perth by Bus

Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable coach services. Travelling around Perth is easy by bus, with many fast and reliable services available, from all over the City.

Getting to Perth by Train

Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre. There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes. Direct trains to and from Edinburgh run at approximately two hourly intervals.

Travel to Scone Palace


Check this page to find out more details about transport, parking details and other useful information about getting to the event. Please note that this page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

By Car:

Car parking areas are adjacent to the event site with a maximum of around 15 minutes walking from the furthest point in the car parks. There will be limited public car parking available at the event location, tickets for this will be sold on a first come first served basis and will be priced as follows:

Tickets purchased between 7 May –  20 May 2018 – £15 (plus £2 handling charge) per car per day.

Tickets purchased between 21 May 2018 – 24 May  – Show Week – £18 (plus £2 handling charge) per car per day.

Car parking tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. Parking tickets can be bought here.

By Bus:

Stagecoach East Scotland has teamed up with the BBC Biggest Weekend and Perth and Kinross Council to introduce a shuttle bus service for people travelling to the event from Perth City Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May.

Journeys will depart from the dedicated  shuttle bus stop at the junction of Perth High Street and Tay Street from 11:30 am on Friday 25 May and run every half an hour to Scone Palace. Returning to Perth City Centre in the evening the last journey from the Palace will depart at 00:30 am on the Saturday morning.

On Saturday 26 May, shuttle bus services will commence at 10:00am from the same dedicated stop and run every 15 minutes throuighout the day to Scone Palace. Returning in the evening the last departure to Perth City Centre will be at 01:00am on the Sunday morning

A return ticket can be purchased for £5.00 with a single to or from the event also priced at £5.00

Please note we strongly advise that seats for the shuttle bus service are pre-booked. Seats are likely to be extremely limited on the day for those who have not pre-booked.

The bus pick up / drop off location is a 20-minute walk through grassy parklands and you are advised to wear sturdy footwear.

Bus tickets can be purchased here.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring a folding chair?



After listening to audience feedback we have decided to permit folding chairs into the event on Friday 25th May. Audience members will be permitted to bring 1 folding chair per person in addition to 1 bag per person that is no larger than A4 in size. This only applies to the Radio 3 event on Friday 25th May.

You may see in the T&Cs on your tickets that chairs are prohibited, this is because tickets were printed before this decision was made. Chairs will now be allowed in, however all other prohibited items listed are still not allowed.

How do I get to the event?

If you haven’t yet planned your travel to the event, now is the time to do so! Please click here for more information on the available options. 

Shuttle bus and car parking tickets are now available to purchase here

Please note when booking shuttle bus tickets – the walk from the arena to the bus station within the Palace grounds will take approximately 15-20 minutes and is through grassy, rolling parkland, with some inclines on the route. Please consider this when planning your travel. 

What do I do if I've not received my tickets yet?

Ticket dispatch started at the beginning of May, however we are not able to be specific with exact dates of dispatch for your tickets.

If your tickets have not arrived five days before the event please check the BBC Biggest Weekend specific dispatch page here for further information – search “BBC The Biggest Weekend 2018” for your event.

I have booked a taxi, where can it drop me off?



If you have arranged for a taxi to drop you off, the drop off point will be Quarrymill.



I have booked a taxi/shuttle bus but the walk is too far for me. What can I do?


Vehicles will be on hand to meet people who cannot walk in – You do not need to be booked but may need to wait until a vehicle is available as they will be running shuttles throughout the day.

What time does the event start and finish?


Doors will open at 12.30pm, and the event will finish at around 10pm. 

The first act on the main stage will start at 2pm on Friday

Do I need to bring anything?

The Biggest Weekend is an outdoor show and takes place in a park. If it is wet the ground may be muddy. You should check the weather forecast and bring along sun lotion, raincoats, wellies, jumpers (or all three!) accordingly.

There will be bars, food outlets, cash machines, water points and toilets on site all of which will be clearly signposted.

Make sure your phone is fully charged and arrange where to meet your friends / family at the end of the event in case you get separated.

Please ensure that you have separated the individual tickets from the A4 sheet you receive in the post.

Please note you can only bring in food for personal consumption that fits within your A4 bag plus 1 x water or soft drink in a sealed plastic or paper container with a capacity of 500ml or less (up to 500ml per person. Please see the full list of ticket terms and conditions HERE.

What is security like at the event?

We take the safety and security of our audiences very seriouslyseriously – it is a real priority.

Please help us by bringing as little as possible and remember we do not allow bags larger than A4 into the event. Please be patient while we carry out our security checks and searches, which take place at the arena entrance and may also happen at any time at any location onsite.

We work very closely with the Police and members of the security services to ensure our security procedures are up to date and we are following best practice. We put a lot of time and effort on briefing and training and run emergency exercises and we have a comprehensive range of security measures in place to help keep you safe. There are security measures you will see and of course ones that you can’t. These measure include a team of sniffer dog, plain clothes security operatives and an extensive CCTV system monitored by a fully staffed Event Control team.

Our security staff are there for your safety and security. Your co-operation would be appreciated as they work to keep us all safe and sound. They are there to help you – do not hesitate to approach them if you need assistance. Please also help us keep you safe by reporting anything unusual or suspicious that doesn’t look right to you to our security staff which they will investigate.

How old do I have to be to get in?

There is no age restriction at The BBC Biggest Weekend; however those aged 16 and under will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. You may be asked for ID to verify your age if you are lucky enough to look under 18. Acceptable forms of ID are:
• Valid passport
• Valid EU photocard driving licence
• Photographic ID card with the National Proof of Age Standards Scheme – PASS – hologram.

Children under two years old do not need a ticket, but those two and over will need one. Please bear in mind that this is an outdoor event, with loud music and large crowds expected – it is not an event designed for young children. If you are bringing your children we recommend you collect a free wristband at the arena entrance or welfare tent to write the contact phone number of the responsible adult attending with them. The number will be called in the event that they become separated and make themselves known to an event steward. Please do not write the child’s or your name on the wristband.

Bars will be operating a ‘Challenge 25’ policy. If bar staff feel you look under the age of 25 they will ask you to provide photo ID with proof that you are over the age of 18. The three forms of ID above will be the only ones that will be accepted.

Perth City Centre

Perth is a historic city set beside the beautiful River Tay and located just 90 minutes from 90% of Scotland’s population. It’s the perfect place to stay whether you are exploring the city itself or the huge range of attractions and activities available across Perthshire. Check out the accommodation section which provides details a wide range of options to suit every taste and budget.

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