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BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Gathers Some Of Music's Biggest Names

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05/27/2014 5:55 am
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BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Gathers Some Of Music's Biggest Names
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Rain Varela Staff Writer

@rain_varela BBC Radio 1 has once again celebrated its annual music event extravaganza, and it has gathered some of the biggest stars in music to entertain crowds in this year’s host city of Glasgow. One Direction kicked things off when they performed a seven-song set on Saturday afternoon.  Cheeky Harry, actually sprayed the audience in front with a bottle of water, while band mate Louis complained about having to talk between song sets, "What's all that about?  That will get boring pretty quick.”  He said, obviously preferring to just sing, sassy isn’t he?

Bastille then took the main stage performing some of their hit songs including infectious track ‘Flaws’. Ed Sheeran then slowed down things a beat.  Armed with nothing but his guitar, he showed the audience that a true artist requires no gimmicks or a back-up band to put on a great show.  Among the songs he performed was ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ a new track off his new album ‘X,’ and a sing-along version of ‘Sing’ which gave him the opportunity to engage the audience. Pharrell Williams resumed the up-tempo atmosphere, as he got the audience dancing with his songs, finishing with his hit ‘Happy’. Lily Allen sang a few songs off her new album ‘Sheezus.’  Jake Bugg then sang some of his singles, topping it off with his most popular song, ‘Messed Up Kids’. DJ Calvin Harris brought the house down with his party anthems, and dazzled the audience with light, smoke, and confetti as they danced to ‘Summer’. Double-Grammy winner Lorde meanwhile, headlined the New Music We Trust stage, were she joined, up and coming artists like indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club, However, the night belonged to Coldplay, as they performed songs from all of their albums.  They even surprised the audience with their own rendition of One Direction’s ‘Best Song Ever’ and ‘Story Of My Life’.  They then rounded up the first day by getting the audience to sing with them their sad but uplifting song ‘Fix You’.  But, it wasn’t all that sombre as lasers, fireworks, and bagpipes accompanied the song, perhaps in homage to Scotland where the music festival was held.

The next day continued the party, with Kings of Leon starting things off, as they performed ‘Use Somebody,’ and ‘Sex on Fire,’ which featured Coldplay’s Chris Martin playing on the guitar. Paolo Nutini, Tinie Tempah, The 1975, Rita Ora, John Newman, and the Vamps also took up the main stage. While Kasabian, Sub Focus, You Me At Six, London Grammar, CHVRCHES, Klaxons, Gorgon City, and Sam Smith who that night would hit no 1.  In the UK Singles chart with his song ‘Stay With Me,’ performed at the Music We Trust stage. Katy Perry would close the festival; her dancers performed an Egyptian dance, as she entered the main stage looking all regal like a Queen while she performed ‘Dark Horse’.
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