The Radio One Big Weekend took place this weekend. Click through for all the pictures from the event. The weekender, which began in 2005, has four stages; the Main stage, In New Music We Trust stage, Outdoor stage and BBC Introducing stage. It was previously known as the ‘One Big Weekend’ festival.
Lady Gaga. The singer was wheeled onstage in a coffin and emerged wearing a prosthetic pregnant stomach. She opened with ‘Born This Way’ and played a number of her hits including ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Alejandro’. She reworked Nat King Cole’s ‘Orange Coloured Sky’ so that it referenced the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Arctic Monkeys. They kicked off the Big Weekend with a surprise appearance. They opened with ‘The View From The Afternoon’ and played a 12 song, 45 minute set which included two songs from their new album ‘Suck It And See’. Closing with ‘When The Sun Goes Down’, frontman Alex Turner said: “Thank you Carlisle. We’re going to get out of your hair now.”
My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance. The band played a 45 minute set which drew heavily from their album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’. They also played ‘Famous Last Words’, ‘Helena’ and ‘I’m Not Okay (I’m Promise)’. Performing before the headliner they said to the crowd: “Are you guys excited for Lady Gaga? We are too.”
The Strokes . It was the band’s first gig in the UK since June last year. They played for just under an hour and included six songs from 2001’s ‘Is This It’. The band came onstage to Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ and frontman Julian Casablancas only spoke to the audience a couple of times including a brief; “Alright people. How’s it going?”
Foo Fighters. The band closed the first night of the festival on Saturday. They played an 80 minute, 15 song set which included four songs from their new album ‘Wasting Light’. They encored with ‘This Is A Call’ and a version of Queen’s ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ which saw drummer Taylor Hawkins take to the microphone.