The Radio 1 Big Weekend became a star-studded event with performances from some of the biggest chart toppers.
Rudimental at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend was just that - a BIG weekend! With a huge range of hit artists, the radio station left no genre uncovered over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (May 24th - 26th 2013).
Day 1 saw performances from Dizzee Rascal as he promotes his upcoming fifth album due out later in the year; Rudimental, whose debut album 'Home' has had some remarkable reviews and a number one spot on the UK album chart; Rita Ora who is also working on a new album; and her platinum selling boyfriend Calvin Harris. Saturday brought in an equally impressive line-up with Ellie Goulding who is in the UK before she embarks on a lengthy US tour later in the summer; The Saturdays minus Rochelle Humes who is still recovering from the birth of her first baby Alaia-Mai; and Iggy Azalea whose debut album release is imminent. As for day 3, it certainly wasn't a day of rest as hitting the stage in Derry, Northern Ireland were alt-rock threesome Paramore, BRIT award nominated Jessie Ware and Grammy winning Bruno Mars who's set to kick off a major world tour in the summer spanning through 'til March 2014.
It truly was a weekend to remember as the event hit Northern Ireland for a second time since it began ten years ago. Look out for next year's festival which is set to hit Scotland!
Dizzee Rascal at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Rita Ora at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Calvin Harris at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Ellie Goulding at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
The Saturdays at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Iggy Azalea at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Paramore at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Jessie Ware at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
Bruno Mars at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend