SomeThis time las week I was on my way down to Burton Constable Hall which is on the outskirts of Hull for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Last month, I was extremely lucky to get my hands on tickets for both days to see massive acts such as Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Shawn Mendes & many more. The tickets were “free” – well had a £8.50 booking fee but where else are you going to see these amazing acts for that price?!
I’ve still got my fetching little boot on my foot (I cracked and sprained my foot!) so spent the whole weekend hobbling about but I didn’t let that dampen my spirits. Here are some of my highlights from the weekend;
1. FINALLY seeing Haim live
I think my favourite moment of the whole weekend was finally seeing Haim. Although it was a very short set, it was just absolutely incredible. Their new album Something to tell you will be released next month and they performed their new track Right Now followed by the most insane drum solo. I just want to be part of Haim, I have the hair for it… just not the talent or style!
2. The incredibly beautiful weather ☀️
We were truly blessed over Big Weekend to have the most glorious weather. It was panic stations when the minute we stepped off the shuttle bus on Saturday the heaven’s opened and the ponchos quickly got whacked on. Thankfully, it was the quickest rain shower every and the sun shone through for the rest of the weekend.
3. Swish Swish-ing with Katy Perry
I’m sure you’ll have all seen the video of Katy Perry performing Swish Swish on SNL with Backpack Kid who had some serious moves. If you haven’t, here’s the video. We spent most of the weekend trying and failing to perfect the move. Katy Perry headlined Saturday night and she put on a great show followed by lots of fireworks!
4. Shawn Mendes
After a pretty long que to get into the festival, I made it in just in time to see Shawn Mendes. I’m not going to lie, he’s my guilty please with all of his catchy tunes. Turns out he is pretty talented and I’ve heard a lot of people saying that they were pleasantly surprised by his set. I’m so happy I managed to see him.
The biggest struggle was having to choose between seeing Lana Del Rey or Kasabian on the main stage. I’m a massive fan of Lana Del Rey and have seen her before and I quite like Kasabian but I wouldn’t have called myself a fan until now. However, they were brilliant live and I’m now counting down the days to see them again at Benicassim in July.
6. The Police ??
Throughout the weekend there was a heavy police presence following the horrific attack in Manchester. The ques to get into the festival were up to 4 hours long but I can totally appreciate that it’s for the safety of festival goers. Security and police did an amazing job not only keeping everyone safe but my goodness, some of them had some fabulous dance moves. I love this article on the BBC’s website showing The Real celebs of Big Weekend!
7. Kings of Leon
The weekend closed with one of my favourite bands; Kings of Leon. I had waited ten years to see this band live and ended up seeing them twice in three months! Unfortunately, we had to miss the last couple of songs to rush off for our shuttle. Kings of Leon were still a great way to end the weekend.
Did you go to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend? or see it on the TV?