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Big Weekend registration opens
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Tickets for Radio 1's Big Weekend are now up for grabs.

Up to 40,000 tickets are being made available for the two day event which takes place at Swindon's Lydiard Park over the weekend of 9 and 10 May.

Tickets will be drawn from a ballot but weighted in favour of those living locally.

The line up for the BBC Introducing and Outdoor Stage have also been announced with new acts including The Temper Trap and Baddies on the bill.

Other acts and DJs confirmed include Bombay Bicycle Club, Eric Pridz, Little Comets, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Rob Da Bank, Chris Moyles, Vernon Kay, Judge Jules and Annie Mac.

Registration for tickets will remain open until 10am on 20 April.

The two-day event will be also be broadcast live and many of the performances will be available to watch on demand.

There will also be highlights on BBC Three and extended performances on the red button during the weekend.

Last year's event took place in Maidstone, Kent, and was headlined by Madonna.

Almost half a million people applied for tickets.

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