Lady Gaga event in Carlisle attracts 500,000 ticket bids

Lady Gaga
Image caption Lady Gaga will be appearing on 15 May

More than 500,000 people have registered for Radio 1's Big Weekend two-day music event in Carlisle.

Lady Gaga and the Foo Fighters have drawn more people than ever to apply for the 40,000 free tickets available.

A ballot will be held for the tickets and local people will be given priority. Those interested have until 7 April to put their name down.

The event will take place at Carlisle Airfield on 14 and 15 May.

Bruno Mars, the Black Eyed Peas, Plan B and Tinie Tempah will also perform.

Last year's event attract 480,000 ticket bids.

When the Big Weekend was held in Bangor in September 2010, it brought an estimated £3.5m into the local economy.

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