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Monday 3 August 2015

BBC's One Big Weekend stars Bruno Mars, Saturdays, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora and Dizzee Rascal wowed by amazing Derry

By John McGurk and Brendan McDaid

Published 27/05/2013 | 09:18

One Big Weekend, Derry, Sunday 26-5-13
Scene at the One Big Weekend event in Derry on Sunday night. Labrinth and Danny O'Donohoe of The Script. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line
One Big Weekend, Derry, Sunday 26-5-13 Scene at the One Big Weekend event in Derry on Sunday night. Labrinth and Danny O'Donohoe of The Script. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Bruno Mars performing
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Bruno Mars performing
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Hayley Williams from Paramore performing
Jared Leto from 30 Seconds To Mars performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013
One Big Weekend, Derry, Sunday 26-5-13 Scene at the One Big Weekend event in Derry on Sunday night. Danny O'Donohoe of The Script. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line
One Big Weekend, Derry, Sunday 26-5-13 Scene at the One Big Weekend event in Derry on Sunday night. Danny O'Donohoe of The Script. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line
One Big Weekend, Derry, Sunday 26-5-13 Scene at the One Big Weekend event in Derry on Sunday night. Danny O'Donohoe of The Script. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line
One Big Weekend, Derry, Sunday 26-5-13 Scene at the One Big Weekend event in Derry on Sunday night. Labrinth throws his coat into the crowd at Sunday nights gig after playing with The Script. Picture Margaret McLaughlin ? by-line
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. The Script performing
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. The Script performing
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Sabrina Waheed, Stephanie Takyi and Cigdem Mourat
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Naomi Murphy and Olivia Doherty
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Trisha Sheeran still enjoying the festival despite the heavy rain shower
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Michaela Munigle and Sandra McConnell with her nephews, Shay (11) and Darren McFadden (8)
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Hayley Williams from Paramore performing
26.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The third and final day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry-Londonderry. Hayley Williams from Paramore performing
Jared Leto from 30 Seconds To Mars performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Fans wait for 30 Seconds To Mars to perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jared Leto from 30 Seconds To Mars performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Perrie Edwards from Little Mix at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Little Mix at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Wretch 32 performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Miles Kane performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jameela Jamil performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Wretch 32 performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jesy Nelson of Little Mix performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Perrie Edwards of Little Mix performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Perrie Edwards of Little Mix performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jade Thirwall of Little Mix performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
HAIM performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
HAIM performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
DEV performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
General view of the crowd with one fan wearing an Olly Murs mask at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 26, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Weekend. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Biffy Clyro performing at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Biffy Clyro performing at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Biffy Clyro performing at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Biffy Clyro performing at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Biffy Clyro performing at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Two girls enjoying the Irish weather at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Crowds at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Two girls enjoying the Irish weather at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ollie Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon jumps into the crowd
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ollie Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon jumps into the crowd
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ollie Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon jumps into the crowd
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ollie Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon jumps into the crowd
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ollie Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon jumps into the crowd
Bring Me the Horizon performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jameela Jamil performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bring Me the Horizon performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bring Me the Horizon performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Ellie Goulding performing
Ellie Goulding performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Iggy Azelia performing
Ellie Goulding performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The 1975 perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Mollie King of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Iggy Azelia performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Radio 1 DJ, Nick Grimshaw on the Radio 1 Xtra stage
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Iggy Azelia performing
Iggy Azalea performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Iggy Azalea performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Iggy Azalea performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Iggy Azelia performing
Iggy Azalea performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Iggy Azelia performing
Iggy Azalea performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Iggy Azalea performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Iggy Azelia performing
Kodaline perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Saturdays backstage at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Una Healey of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Foals perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Kodaline performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Una Healey of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Una Healey of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Saturdays perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Saturdays perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Mollie King of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Conor Maynard at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Mollie King of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jameela Jamil performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Vanessa Willaims of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Mollie King of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Mollie King of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Mollie King of The Saturdays performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Conor Maynard backstage
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Foals performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Foals performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Vacines pictured backstage
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Kara McDaid and Edel Nixon
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Frankie from the Saturdays who is currently pregnant with Wayne Bridge's baby performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Frankie from the Saturdays who is currently pregnant with Wayne Bridge's baby performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Molly from the Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Molly from the Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Clionagh Bradley and Shauna Duncan
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Clionagh Bradley and Shauna Duncan
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Aoife Kerr and Aiobheann Laird
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. The Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Frankie from the Saturdays who is currently pregnant with Wayne Bridge's baby performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Vanessa from the Saturdays performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Laura Mvula performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Molly and Frankie who is pregnant from the Saturdays performing
The crowds in the 1xtra tent at the Radio 1 big weekend at Ebrington Square in Derry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Two Door Cinema Club perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Two Door Cinema Club perform at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
General view of the crowd at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Foals backstage at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ebrington Square is lit up by a state of the art projection during at the Radio 1 big weekend at in Derry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The crowd inside the 1xtra tent at the Radio 1 big weekend at Ebrington Square in Derry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Laura Mvula backstage
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. A light show is projected at the concert
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. Calvin Harris performing
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. A light show is projected at the concert
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. A light show is projected at the concert
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. A light show is projected at the concert
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. A light show is projected at the concert
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Rebecca Durrans and Rachel Vennard at the gig
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Two Door Cinema Club performing
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Laura Mvula backstage
Robbie Williams performs at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Robbie Williams performs at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A general view of the main stage at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Katy B performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Katy B performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Dizzee Rascal and Robbie Williams performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Robbie Williams performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Dizzee Rascal performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A general view of the main stage at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The audience at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. Katy B performing on the Radio 1 Xtra Stage
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. Rudimental performing live
Rudimental performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. Rudimental performing live
Rudimental performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
24.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The first day of the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Derry-Londonderry kicked off yesterday. Rudimental performing live
Labrinth performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Labrinth performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Crowds at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Labrinth performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Scott Mills performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Zane Lowe performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Ellie Goulding performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Vaccines performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Crowds at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Vaccines performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Stars lined up to say a massive thank you to the people of Northern Ireland for hosting an unforgettable experience at the first ever three-day Radio 1's One Big Weekend.

Everyone from Ellie Goulding to Ollie Murs and Biffy Clyro to Dizzee Rascal spoke of the amazing atmosphere and the great welcome generated in Londonderry.

Many of the acts, despite being used to selling out massive arenas, said how they had been taken aback by the energy coming off the audiences each night of the Radio One festival at Ebrington Square.

Several acts made it to Derry with just minutes to spare following weekend flight disruption in London and a few other unforeseen events.

Among them was Ellie Goulding who arrived just before she was due on stage on Saturday.

“I was really surprised and a bit in a state of shock,” she said after delivering a sterling performance.

“I got here five minutes before my performance and I knew I had to perform and do a good job.

“The atmosphere has been incredible — being in Northern Ireland makes me very happy.”

Irish band The Script were among the most memorable acts of the entire weekend.

Lead singer and The Voice coach Danny O'Donoghue said that it was great to be back in Derry after the band hosted workshops at the Radio One Academy in the city a few weeks ago.

“To have all the artists coming here is great and then the amount of money generated for the local area and then there are kids getting to see their first big concert and that level of talent. I would love this in Dublin,” the singer said.

Danny also revealed that Northern Ireland’s The Voice hopefuls were up there among the best in this year's competition.

He said that they recently found Belfast contestant Conor Scott out busking despite his success on the show, and brought him on stage with them at the Odyssey.

Danny also revealed that at the aftershow bar, Tyrone contestant Andrea Begley showed she doesn't just have what he called the “voice of an angel” when she produced a guitar from a friend's car and began performing to a hushed crowd.

One of the biggest hits of the weekend was the charismatic former X Factor favourite Olly Murs.

He said: “It is good to be in Derry-Londonderry. This is a great gig to do and it is fantastic Radio One have done this.”

 

Robbie Williams forgot his flu to perform a surprise duet on the aptly named Going Crazy with hip hop rapper Dizzee Rascal. “Thanks for having me, Derry”, tweeted Robbie who plays his own huge show at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium next month.

And Dizzee — the ever smiling London-born chart topper — revelled in his Robbie hook-up.

“It was amazing, performing onstage for the first time with this legend.”

And Dizzee also revealed that he had ‘bagged himself’ something with a distinctively Northern Ireland flavour — “And you know (I) couldn't leave Northern Ireland without trying these ‘bad boys’ (Tayto spring onion crisps)!”

Friday night headliner Calvin Harris — romancing fellow Big Weekend star Rita Ora — simply said: “Radio 1 Big Weekend — what a night!”

Opening Saturday’s proceedings were homegrown indie pop rock heroes Two Door Cinema Club.

The Bangor-Donaghadee trio took time out from preparations for another European tour to play a crowd pleasing sing-a-long set.

“Big day for us in LegenDerry today”, they said on Twitter.

A chart topping group made it a truly beautiful Saturday for the 12,500 concert goers yesterday.

It had been a struggle for The Saturdays to get to Derry — after Friday’s flight delays at Heathrow Airport.

The sexy stars, including Frankie Sandford who proudly showed off her baby bump but minus new mum Rochelle Humes, flew into Dublin and finally arrived in Belfast at 2am — only 12 hours before they were due onstage yesterday.

But the group still dazzled with a sizzling set of old and new favourites including recent chart topper, What About Us and upcoming single, Gentleman.

Other acts who made it yet a particularly special Saturday night to remember were R’n’B pop star Labrinth; hip-hop star Iggy Azelia; short sharp shock indie rockers The Vaccines and a blazing headline set from Scottish outfit, Biffy Clyro.

Among those set to electrify the Derry stage today are US alt prog rockers Thirty Seconds to Mars.

And The Script — whose lead singer Danny O’Donoghoue is a coach on the BBC’s The Voice — are hoping for clear skies over Derry this evening.

The event — an important part of Derry’s year long City of Culture celebrations is expected to generate £2 million for the local economy.

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