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Mild Weather to Greet Sound City, BBC Radio 1 Festivalgoers This Weekend

With summer's official start only a few weeks away, folks across the United Kingdom are getting ready for another year of spectacular fireworks displays, live musical performances and festivals that cater to a variety of unique tastes.

Several festivals have already taken place and plenty more are scheduled over the next few weeks, according to the Telegraph's 2015 list of the UK's best music festivals for 2015.

This weekend will kick off with BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, Sound City and HowTheLightsGetIn.

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend event will be held in Norwich this year. Headliners will include Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters and Muse.

Other musical performances featured include Ben Howard and Sam Smith.

While all 50,000 tickets have been sold, the event will also be broadcast across BBC Radio 1, BBC Three TV, on the Radio 1 web and mobile sites and on BBC Digital TV channels.

"We will bring you live coverage, all the highlights, exclusive access and special performances throughout the festival," according to the BBC Radio 1 event website.

Those gathered in Norwich this weekend can expect some sunshine during the day and cooler weather as temperatures hover around 16 C (61 F), AccuWeather Meteorologist Jim Andrews said.

On Sunday, there will be a few clouds and a chance for a few showers to finish out the event.

Sound City

In Liverpool, Sound City 2015 will kick off Friday and continue through the weekend. The event will be held on site at the Bramley-Moore Dock.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to experience performances including The Vaccines, The Flaming Lips and Belle & Sebastian. While a passing shower might dampen the first day of the event, temperatures will remain around 16 C (61 F) throughout the day with sunshine.

Conditions will be similar through the rest of the weekend with temperatures sinking to 13 C (53 F) Sunday with the return of a few showers in the area, Andrews said.


The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightsGetIn, began earlier this week at Hay-on-Wye, Wales, and will continue through the end of May.

The festival offers not only live musical performances but also debates and discussions with philosophers and authors including Simon Blackburn and Rupert Sheldrake.

The 2015 event will also feature headliners Rae Miller, Molotov Jukebox and Mike Skinner.

For those gathered at the festival this weekend, a thundershower might dampen the area Friday afternoon. Temperatures will hover around 17 C (63 F) throughout the entire weekend with a few more showers passing through the area Sunday, according to Andrews.

By Monday, drier weather will return with breaks of sunshine, he added. Temperatures will hover around 16 C (61 F) through Thursday when the chance for rain makes a return.