What a night I had last night at the opening show of Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2013 City of Culture, Derry/Londonderry.
Ebrington Square came alive with an influx of the hottest music acts from all over the world and I was there to enjoy every minute.
I had never really been to a music festival before as the thought of being covered in mud from my head to my toes had never really appealed to me, however this beautiful paved venue made the perfect location for me to experience a festival “sans mudbath”.
The gig kicked off with the fabulous Dizzee Rascal rocking the Main Stage with a surprise appearance from the one and only Robbie Williams.
The audience were in high spirits enjoying the beautiful sunshine which is a rarity in our Irish climate. We danced the night away to sounds from Rudimental, Katy B, Chase and Status, Pete Tong, Maverick Sabre to name but a few, but the “piece de la resistance” came in the form of the two headliner acts! Calvin Harris lit up the main stage and indeed the whole of the city with a mind-blowing D.J. set and light show and on the 1 Extra stage miss Rita Ora stunned the crowd with an unreal live set.
I always admired her as an artist but I had no idea she was such an incredible live performer.
As for festival gear, I had no idea what to wear. In my minds eye I imagined denim cut-offs and floral headbands, however the sensible side of my brain chose to wear something a little more weather appropriate. I chose a black ensemble with a leather coat from All Saints, Studded boots and bag and I “punked” it up a little with a bowler hat from Topshop and a “McQueen” skull scarf.
I cannot wait to attend the next two days of the festival and as the sun is shining a little more today, my mind is in over drive as to what to wear?
Stay tuned to see the final decision!
|The Main Stage|
|My Boyfriend and I|
|1 Extra Stage|
★ ALL SAINTS LEATHER COAT ★
★ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN “SKULL” SCARF ★
★ CHIARA FERRAGNI STUDDED BOOTS ★
★ RAY-BAN “WAYFARER” SUNGLASSES ★
★ JUICY COUTURE BANGLE ★
★ SKULL RING FROM BJEWELLED@SOUL ★
★ RIVER ISLAND STUDDED HANDBAG ★
★ TOPSHOP BOWLER HAT ★
★ TUTU SKIRT FROM PRIMARK ★
★ LEOTARD FROM MARKS AND SPENCERS ★
LOCATION: EBRINGTON SQUARE, DERRY/LONDONDERRY
RADIO 1’S BIG WEEKEND – http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e82wrz