10 Must See Performances from Radio 1's Big Weekend
  • TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

  • Posted by: Larisha Paul

When it comes to festivals, Britain does it big. Quite literally. BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is a music festival held annually in England, each year in a different location with an array of different artists, and to top it all off: it's free–actually the largest free ticketed music event in Europe, if we're being particular. This year the massive event took place on May 27th and 28th at Burton Constable Hall and featured some of the biggest acts in music at the moment, as well as few up and coming artists. It was so incredibly difficult because of how spectacular the lineup was, but we have managed to trim our favorites down to a listing of the top 10 performances of the weekend.

1. Emeli Sandé

A truly beautiful dedication to Manchester, from a singer with an equally as beautiful voice.
2. Lorde
It has been confirmed now that Lorde actually invented the color green. Also, can we talk about how insanely wonderful the crowd sounds singing back to her?
3. Christine & the Queens
The performance you didn't realize you needed in your life until now. From the vocals to the dancing–this is everything.
4. London Grammar
London Grammar's new music has been everything we've been missing and more. The new album is out in a little under two weeks, and we can't wait.
5. Bastille
The theatrics of this performance really put it over the top and create a one of a kind experience that cannot easily be forgotten. Bastille's Wild World era is a gift.
6. HAIM
Oh, how we've missed seeing them on stage. Where can I sign up to be a part of an amazingly talented sister trio who has super long drum montages on stage?
7. Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit will always have a special place in our hearts, and performances like this show exactly why.
8. Dua Lipa

Dua's stage presence has always been absolutely unreal–she has the entire audience completely entranced.

9. Lana Del Rey

Lana brought "Lust for Life" to life on stage without the Weeknd, and it was just as spectacular.

10. Mura Masa with Charli XCX

Mura Masa and Charli come together to create an incredible feel good vibe from start to finish.

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