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Radio 1 have done it again. Like countless years before, they’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver a Big Weekend bill which stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the best festivals across the land. So kick off your #PureSummer with some of the biggest names in music as well as this year’s hottest breakthrough acts.

A fitting prelude to a jam-packed schedule of sport, the opening ceremony is the ideal opportunity to make a bold statement to the rest of the world. Now with the Rio games finally here, what better time to revisit the best Olympic opening ceremony moments – ranging from the utterly spectacular to the downright bizarre.

Whether you’re an orchestral die-hard or simply open to an awakening of the classical kind, now’s the time to embrace the greatness of the BBC Proms. To give you a helping hand, we’ve selected our pick of the best events from 2016’s edition of the festival.

We’ve made it; a three day weekend is finally upon us. As always, we like to give you a guide to the best gigs to get your body rocking. So, if you fancy seeing some live music this long weekend, you’re spoilt for choice.