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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Radio One's Big Weekend: Bruno Mars brings three-day festival to a close

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
Bruno Mars performs at Radio One's Big Weekend, at Ebrington Square in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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. 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
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 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 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. 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
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
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
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
Wretch 32 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
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
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
Miles Kane 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
Jake Bugg 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
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
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
Competition winner Jordan 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
25.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The 2nd day of the Radio 1 Big Weekend Festival in Londonderry-Derry yesterday. Bring Me The Horizon performing

Bruno Mars has brought Radio One's Big Weekend festival to a close alongside thousands of eager pop fans as night falls in Derry.

Artists including 30 Seconds to Mars and Paramore have already taken to the stage on the third and final day of the festival.

Olly Murs was also celebrating after selling 1.2 million copies in the United States of his chart topping single Troublemaker.

The Essex pop star told the crowds today it was a major success for him as a new artist.

"I just sold 1.2 million from Troublemaker in the USA, that was a big thing for me as a new artist (after) all the success in the UK, to go to America and to sell a single 1.2 million (times)..is a massive achievement for me," he said.

Other acts at the final day of the three-day event included Dublin rockers The Script.

Band member Mark Sheehan said he was delighted to be back.

"We are so used to it raining that when the sun finally shines we are just waiting for it to rain again, when we think people are going to walk out," he said.

He admitted the band still experienced nerves.

"We have got to learn to channel it in a positive way. The day you lose that edge is when you are in trouble," he added.

Sheehan said the vibes in Derry were brilliant and the Big Weekend was a great opportunity to attract massive live acts who usually focus on London.

"The amount of money it is generating for the local area, kids out there seeing their first big concert for free, it is incredible."

Girl band Little Mix were among other performers today.

On Friday artists including A$AP Rocky and Dizzee Rascal took to the stage as the three-day event began in Derry's Ebrington Square.

But to add to the already heaving line-up of pop acts, Robbie Williams joined Dizzee on stage - much to the delight of the some 12,000 fans that turned up.

A host of acts soon followed the big-name surprise guest, with Katy B taking to the 1Xtra Arena this evening among others.

Disruptions at Heathrow airport on Friday due to an emergency landing forced several artists to pull out of the show.

A statement from the Radio One press office said:

"Unfortunately due to the travel disruption affecting Heathrow we've had to cancel a few performances but we've still got an exciting line-up for our audiences."

And despite the rain, Saturday Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro took to the main stage along with a host of other acts including the Saturdays.

Video highlights

Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen

Two Door Cinema Club - Sun

Dizzee Rascale & Robbie Williams - Going Crazy

Rita Ora – Radioactive

Rudimental – Waiting All Night (feat. Ella Eyre)

J Cole – Power Trip

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