The Zutons closed their Radio 1 Big Weekend set with forthcoming single ‘Always Right Behind You’, which hits the shops on May 26. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk
The Ting Tings played a short, sharp set including ‘Great DJ’, ‘Fruit Machine’, ‘Keep Your Head’, ‘Shut Up And Let Me Go’, ‘That’s Not My Name’ and ‘We Started Nothing’. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk
The Fratellis hit Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The Scots performed a number of new tracks from their second album ‘Here We Stand’, due to be released on June 9. The group played forthcoming single ‘Mistress Mabel’, as well as a number of new tracks including ‘Milk And Honey’. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk
The Racontuers at Radio 1’s Big Weekend at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent. Jack White recently saved a fan that had fainted at a gig of theirs in Kansas City. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk
Vampire Weekend headed over to the Big Weekend after a storming set at the ATP Vs Pitchfork festival in Camber Sands, which was also taking place last weekend.
Dan from The Feeling was debating what to wear on stage before their set when he was challenged to a hula hoop contest by Jo Whiley. The band played ‘Thought It Was Over’, ‘Fill My Little World’, ‘Never Be Lonely’, ‘Turn It Up’, ‘Sewn’, ‘Join With Us’ and ‘Love It When You Call’.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend saw a whole host of stars head down to Kent last weekend, including Madonna, Fatboy Slim, The Raconteurs and Editors. Catch next week’s NME for the definitive review. Pic: PA Photos
Yes, they’re still going. The Zutons hit the Big Weekend on Sunday, and are due to release their third studio album, ‘You Can Do Anything’, on June 2. The new album was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles throughout January and February this year, and was produced by George Drakoulias.
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Usher opened the Main Stage on Sunday. The R&B star’s fifth studio album ‘Here I Stand’ is due out on May 27 and will feature appearances from both Jay-Z and Beyonce. Pic: PA Photos
The Raconteurs headlined the In New Music We Trust stage on Sunday. Dressed in matching Confederate-influenced outfits, the group began with the album’s near-title track ‘Consoler Of The Lonely’, continuing with tracks including ‘Attention’ and ‘Salute Your Solution’.
The group also performed three songs from their debut ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’, namely ‘Blue Veins’, ‘Level’ and a riotous closing version of ‘Steady, As She Goes’. Pic: PA Photos
Nelly, aka Cornell Haynes Jr., scratches his ear onstage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend last weekend. His new album ‘Brass Knuckles’ is finally due out on June 24. Pic: PA Photos
The Pigeon Detectives hit Radio 1’s Big Weekend on Sunday. For a full review of their homecoming show at Leeds’ Millennium Square, catch this week’s new-look NME mag. Pic: PA Photos
The Kooks kicked off their set with ‘Seaside’ before storming through ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’, ‘Naive’ and more, before finishing on ‘Sofa Song’. Pic: PA
Goldfrapp at Radio One’s Big Weekend at Mote Park, Maidstone last weekend. They played ‘Strict Machine’, ‘A & E’, ‘You Never Know’, ‘Satin Chic’, ‘Number One’, ‘Caravan Girl’ and ‘Happiness’. Pic: PA Photos
Duffy sung happy birthday to Keith Murray from We Are Scientists and covered Madonna’s ‘Borderline’ during her Radio One’s Big Weekend set in Kent at the weekend. Pic: PA Photos
Madonna closed the first night of Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Maidstone, Kent on Saturday (May 10) with reworked versions of her hits ‘Hung Up’ and ‘Music’. She began her set with ‘Candy Shop’, taken from her recent Number One album ‘Hard Candy’, backed by a multitude of backing dancers and musicians. After a rendition of recent single ‘4 Minutes’, Madonna strapped on an electric guitar and performed an excerpt from The Rolling Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’.