The music festival created by BBC Radio One has returned for another year; this popular festival is a hit with music fans across the UK. The hit event sees some of the biggest artists from around the world showcasing their musical talents. The festival has become increasingly popular as the BBC continues to give tickets away for free. In order to obtain tickets, wishful attendees must submit a request online. The winners of tickets are then selected randomly and then provided with free tickets. The festival moves location each year, this year it was held on 14th and 15th May in Carlisle, Cumbria. Residents from the local area are given preferential treatment if they wish to secure tickets.
The Foo Fighters have been said to have been one of the best bands to perform at the festival this year with hit tracks being performed including Rope, My Hero, Ready to Fly and Monkey Wrench.
One of the band members announced to the crowd that the band had only been given an hour slot, how on earth were they meant to fit in 16 years worth of music. He went on to announce, the Foo Fighters will continue to play until we are notified to stop, this proved a big hit with the crow.
The Big Weekend is the first major music festival within Britain for 2011, the music event was split across four stages. This festival plays ahead of numerous others which will happen in 2011 including Leeds and Reading Festival, Cremefields and also Download.
Ellie Goulding also delighted the crowd with a daring outfit and also performed some of her hit tracks. This was a major hit with some of the rock and roll fans within the audience.
The Black Eyed Pears, Chase & Status, Plan B and Jessie J were other major artists who performed on the main stage to the anticipating crowd.
To the surprise and delight of many of the crowd the hit band Artic Monkeys also performed at the festival. Having faded from the limelight in recent times, this was a special surprise for their fans. The Artic Monkeys are hoping to release new material soon and are likely to refocus their efforts on the UK music market rather than focusing on the US market.