ONE BIG PARTY!

The bands go down a storm at One Big Weekend...

The festival season closed with a bang on Sunday (September 19) with the band day of RADIO 1’s annual ONE BIG WEEKEND event in PERRY PARK, BIRMINGHAM.

Spread over two stages for the first time, the line-up featured some of Britain’s finest acts including spoof hip-hoppers Goldie Lookin Chain who were celebrating the top five success of their debut album ‘Greatest Hits’.

Other main points included an energetic early afternoon set from Razorlight, who played the main stage before flying to America for their first headline shows.

The highlight of the day however came courtesy of Kasabian, who received a rapturous reception from the Midlands audience during the entirety of a 45-minute slot.

After warming up for their set backstage with a mass game of football with various members of Goldie Lookin Chainand Razorlight, the Leicester-based guerrilla rockers bashed out a classic festival set featuring songs such as ‘Processed Beats’, ‘Reason Is Treason’ and recent chart smash ‘L.S.F.’ before finishing with fans’ favourite ‘Clubfoot’.

Speaking afterwards to NME, singer Tom Meighan spoke humbly about the reaction his band enjoyed from the 1,000 strong crowd. “It really floored me to see all those people singing our songs. I can’t believe how up for it everyone was especially considering the time of day. It was probably one of our best recent gigs.”

Elsewhere, 22-20s and The Departure impressed, Music

headlined the Second Stage and Welsh metal kids Lostprophets closed the whole weekend with a blistering hour long finale.