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1 May 2018

Creativevents wins contract for BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend

  • BBC Music awards contract to Creativevents for bar and food outlets at The Biggest Weekend
  • Beverage services will be provided to expected crowds of over 175,000
  • Events in Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea will see headline acts including Florence and the Machine and Noel Gallagher

Creativevents, Mitie's specialist outdoor catering business, has been awarded a contract to provide bar and food services at BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend.

Four festivals will take place at four sites over the four days of the late May Bank Holiday weekend (25-28 May). The Biggest Weekend will see BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music stations bring live music to crowds of over 175,000.  

Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea will play host to stars such as Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Craig David, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Manic Street Preachers; with more acts still to be announced.

Creativevents delivered bar and food services at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull in 2017. Following a competitive tender process, this relationship has expanded and Creativevents will be the single supplier at all four festival sites this summer.

Stephen McDade, Director, Creativevents, said:

"We are thrilled to have won the contract for this summer’s biggest musical event. We are expanding our relationship with the BBC after a successful Big Weekend in Hull last year, to deliver bar and hospitality services for thousands of festival-goers across the UK."


Notes to editors

About Creativevents

Creativevents, part of Gather & Gather, is a specialist venue and event catering business providing bars, restaurants, café and hospitality services to a wide range of prestigious clients across the UK.

About Mitie

Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. We offer a range of specialist services including Security, Engineering Services, Catering, Cleaning, Pest Control, Landscaping, Energy and Property Consultancy, Property Maintenance, and Custody Support Services.

Mitie employs 53,000 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by using advanced technology. We are pioneers in the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding environments for customers.


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Claire Lovegrove, Head of Media Relations
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Charlotte Ritchie, Press Officer
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