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Bastille Won't Be Enlisting Any "Big Producers", Opting To Go It Alone


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Bastille’s breakout success entitles them to their pick of the bunch. With such a stellar rep, they can attract some of the world’s top producers to their next project. But, as they did with their hugely popular debut album, ‘Bad Blood’, the band will look to work with Mark Crew again.

BastilleDan Smith of Bastille at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green

“I think it's really important to us that we do it all ourselves. I think that's what makes our music a bit different from other people's. We've always been a tight-knit group,” singer Dan Smith told Digital Spy at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow. The band has revealed that they’d like to release a follow up album this year, but their label has – in a rare move – assured them there’s no need to rush anything.

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Lily Allen Selfies Her Way Through Radio One’s Big Weekend After Performing On Main Stage


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It might be hard out here for some, but looking at Lily Allen’s Instagram page it all seemed like one very fun filled Big Weekend for the 'Sheezus' singer.

Lily Allen Lily Allen performing at Radio One's Big Weekend in Glasgow

Lily returned to Radio One’s Big Weekend this Saturday in Glasgow performing on the main stage after a five year absence from the festival. From the looks of things, Lily had a great time catching up with old friends and even making a few new ones. When she wasn't treating fans to songs form her latest album, she was treating them to some star studded snaps via her always entertaining Instagram page.

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Rudimental, Iggy Azalea And Bruno Mars Make Star Performances At BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend [Photos]


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Rudimental at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
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.

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Robbie Williams Hooks Up With Dizzee Rascal At Radio 1 Big Weekend To Kick Start The Festival In Style


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Dizzee Rascal was on the bill to open day one of the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry’s Ebrington Square on Friday (May 24), but rather than just keep the performance to himself the rapper decided to treat the fans to a special guest: Robbie Williams! The two performed their new duet 'Goin’ Crazy' much to the pleasure of the audience, who were already being treated to some amazing weather and performances over the weekend.

The three day event, which began yesterday (May 24) and will end on Sunday (May 26), has already seen its fair share of surprises in addition to the Dizzee-Robbie hook-up, with troubles at Heathrow forcing two acts (Angel Haze and Aluna George) to pull out of the festival last minute, whilst drum and bass duo Chase & Status saw a way around the problem by hiring their own private jet to get to the three-day event.

Meanwhile, Rudimental, who were in Northern Ireland at the time but their equipment wasn't, had to borrow their kit from other performers in order to play their set. Producer Amir Amor said: "We borrowed guitars, bass, microphones, a bit of love! Everything we could. But the gig just blew us away."

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Radio 1's Big Weekend - Day 1

Florence Welch - Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine Saturday 22nd May 2010 at Radio 1 Big Weekend Bangor, Wales

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