New drone footage shows progress at the Radio 1’s Big Weekend site at Camperdown Park in Dundee – a week before the festival begins.
The Courier’s exclusive video and photos show stages under construction and other infrastructure at the park.
About 80,000 people will descend on Big Weekend over three days to see acts like Lewis Capaldi and the Jonas Brothers.
John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for Dundee and we are looking forward to hosting such a huge event at Camperdown Park after the disappointment of 2020’s cancellation.
“Excitement is now building as the clock ticks down with now just a week to go. Camperdown Park is being transformed into an amazing arena that will host a party for tens of thousands of people.
THIS TIME NEXT WEEK IT WILL BE BIG WEEKEND IN DUNDEE!! pic.twitter.com/qOl8bIAjG3
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) May 19, 2023
“Radio 1’s Big Weekend will showcase Dundee not only to the audiences who attend, but also the millions who will watch and listen through the BBC.
“We expect a huge economic boost for the area as the event has been worth millions of pounds to previous host locations.”
Organisers suffered a setback this week when vandals damaged fencing around the festival arena.
A series of road closures around Camperdown Park will be in place during the Big Weekend.
Meanwhile businesses near the park like Nando’s and and McDonald’s have also announced their plans ahead of the event.
The Courier has produced a handy guide with all you need to know ahead of Big Weekend.