May 19, 2007 21:49

Kasabian, Scissor Sisters thrill at Radio 1's Big Weekend

Plus a pop heroine makes a surprise appearance in Preston

Kasabian, Scissor Sisters thrill at Radio 1's Big Weekend
Razorlight, Kasabian and Scissor Sisters brought the first day of Radio 1's Big Weekend to a sizzling close tonight (May 19).

Scissor Sisters brought the main stage festivities to a climax with a colourful, theatrical performance. Singer Ana Matronic wore a sparkly silver dress, while co-vocalist Jake Shears sported a gold suit complete with long black glittery gloves and turquoise shirt for the hit-packed headline show, before stripping off to the waist for the finale.

After first album hits including 'Comfortably Numb' and 'Laura', Matronic dedicated 'Filthy/Gorgeous' to Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, calling her "an official, honoury Scissor Sisters member", due to her being the "first UK DJ to play their track on the radio”.

They then the closed the show with Number One hit 'I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'.

Meanwhile, Razorlight powered through a 40-minute set on the festival's Main Stage, playing tracks from both their albums.

Opening with the more recent hit 'In the Morning', the band went on to play 'Somewhere Else', 'Vice', 'Golden Touch', 'America' and 'Before I Fall To Pieces'.

Frontman Johnny Borrell, decked in trademark white trousers and T-shirt, kept auidence banter to a minimum, speaking only to thank the ecstatic crowd for coming.

Kasabian put in a rapturous afternoon slot also on the Main Stage, before dedicating trademark finale 'LSF' to both The Fratellis and The Twang, singer Tom Meighan bid Preston farewell with the words: "Preston, I love you. Let’s all of us do this one together!"

Kasabian[a] played:

'Shoot The Runner'
'Me Plus One'
'Processed Beats'
'The Doberman
'Club Foot'

Headlining the In New Music We Trust stage, [a]Groove Armada were joined by surprise guest Mutya Buena.

The former Sugababe joined them for their forthcoming collaborative single 'Out Of Control (Song 4 Mutya)'.

Groove Armada also played selections from their new album 'Soundboy Rock', while Buena treated backstage guests to an acoustic performance.

The Big Weekend concludes tomorrow, with performances from Kaiser Chiefs, Dizzee Rascal and Klaxons, so stay tuned to NME.COM for all the action straight from the Preston site.

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