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Radio 1’s Big Weekend Norwich 2015 – Saturday Highlights (Feature)

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Callum Moorin
Written by Callum Moorin

Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015 in Norwich is over but don’t be sad! We’ve compiled the best acts we saw on the Saturday into this one, handy article..

The first act we saw at the two-day festival in Earlham Park, Norwich was The Vaccines. The 30-minute featured a set-list spanning over all of their three albums, the third of which released on Monday! Sounding better than ever before, the set was jammed full of hits.

(Watch The Vaccines full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/agb84f#p02qpr3s)

Next up was the one and only Snoop Dogg, however due to it drawing the biggest crowd of the weekend at the In New Music We Trust stage, we were only lucky enough to hear him – but from what we did hear, there was a hell of a party happening inside of the big, blue tent!

(Watch Snoop Dogg’s full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/a5fp8g#actVideos)

Given the hard job to follow Snoop Dogg, we had something completely different, Mallory Knox. Having previously seen the band perform, most recently at Takedown Festival, I knew we were all in for a treat.

(Watch Mallory Knox’s full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/axdmzc#actVideos)

Ben Howard followed on the main stage, given his recent antics at the Norwich UEA it was interesting to see what reaction he would get but all was fine, with the crowd loving his perfect soundtrack to a sunny Saturday afternoon on the fields of Norwich.

(Watch Ben Howard’s full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/avx6gw#p02s26l9)

Having grown up through the noughties, it was impossible not to look forward to one of the decade-defining bands, Fall Out Boy. Their hit-filled set reminded me what a successful comeback they’ve had since their return in 2013, so many hits to add to their portfolio in such a short period of time, we’re looking forward to seeing what else they have to bring to us in the future.

(Watch Fall Out Boy’s full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/agnv9r#actVideos)

One of the acts we were not able to see was Circa Waves, however we recommenced catching up with their set!

(Watch Circa Wave’s full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/af32rz#actVideos)

Offering yet again a perfect soundtrack to day’s proceedings was Florence + The Machine as the sun was starting to set.

(Watch Florence + The Machine’s full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/a8b6gw#actVideos)

Closing the Saturday at Radio 1’s Big Weekend was the almighty Muse! With the impending release of Drones, we got to hear several new tracks live for the first time. It was when the trio started to delve into their vast back-catalogue, that the crowd started giving the reaction the band deserved.

(Watch Muse’s full set on the BBC website: www.bbc.co.uk/events/ewh8q9/acts/am6wxj#actVideos)

About the author

Callum Moorin

Callum Moorin

Hello! I’m Callum, the editor at The Angry Microwave.

You can find me talking film, comedy with other geeky bits in-between. Normally I'm also behind a camera listening to The Wombats and watching Kinda Funny.