Biffy Clyro headline day two of Radio One's Big Weekend

The Vaccines, Foals and Two Door Cinema Club also played the Londonderry event

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Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Biffy Clyro headlined day two of Radio One's Big Weekend yesterday (May 25), topping the bill of the radio station's annual festival.

The Scottish trio, who were recently crowned Best British Band at the 2013 NME Awards, took to the Londonderry stage in the rain, but still declared that they "were going to make it special". Speaking to The Huffington Post, singer Simon Neil also joked about the band's short set time, saying "We have only got an hour, which is a bit of a nightmare when you have six albums." He then went on to talk about headlining the event, adding, "It is a different kind of pressure, but at least the people you are playing to are familiar with your band so that pressure is removed but you are aware that you are ending the day for people and that you need to go out on a high".

Playing tracks from 2009 hit 'Only Revolutions' and this year's 'Opposites', the band then finished with a crowd sing-a-long of 'Black Chandelier' and a final, pyrotechnic-laden finale of 'Mountains'.

Taking to Twitter, fans were full of praise for the gig, with the band gaining almost unanimously positive reactions.

Earlier in the day The Vaccines, Foals and Two Door Cinema club also all took to the festival's main stage, whilst alt-J, Iggy Azalea and Kendrick Lamar were among those playing the In New Music We Trust stage.

Friday saw a headline set from Calvin Harris, whilst Robbie Williams and Dizzee Rascal also teamed up for a performance of the pair's current single 'Goin' Crazy' despite the singer having a public spat with Radio One's breakfast show DJ Nick Grimshaw. Following Grimshaw's comment that Williams was too old for him to play on the show, the singer then proceeded to call the DJ 'a bastard' during a live performance.

The final installment of the festival will go ahead today, with sets from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Paramore, Jake Bugg and Everything Everything.
Biffy Clyro - 'Black Chandelier'
Video: Biffy Clyro - 'Black Chandelier'

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