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10 performances from Radio 1’s Big Weekend that you HAVE to see, including Ellie Goulding’s bulletproof vest and Jess Glynne’s doppleganger


Radio 1’s Big Weekend is always an event to remember but this year was even more spectacular than usual. If you didn’t manage to get tickets don’t worry because we’ve done a round-up of all the best performances of the weekend. You’ve never seen so much confetti in your life!

Prepare to banish the FOMO forever!

1) Ellie Goulding – ‘Love Me Like You Do’

Ellie might still be getting over her break-up with Dougie Poynter but she proved she’s a natural born fighter by rocking khaki hotpants and a bulletproof vest during her set this weekend. No need for security, Ellie is her own bodyguard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exdhL2AMZ3Q

2) Jess Glynne – ‘Hold My Hand’

In the words of Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne is “ready  for the summer and her hair looks killer”. Her sunshine-filled performance of ‘Hold My Hand’ is everything, but the highlight is the backing dancer who is practically her doppelganger. Looks like Jess is recruiting for her own army of Glynnettes with circular sunglasses.

3) Nick Jonas – ‘Jealous’

We’re certainly jealous of all the people who got to see Nick Jonas’ amazing falsetto in the flesh.

4) Meghan Trainor – ‘NO’

Meghan might be singing ‘NO’ but we’re definitely saying “YES” to this sassy performance.

5) Years & Years – ‘King’

It’ll be years and years before we’re over this killer performance. Sales of army-print dungarees have just gone up by precisely 327%.

6) The 1975 – ‘The Sound’

We love the sound of The 1975’s set.

7) Sigma feat. Take That – ‘Cry’

Take That are back with a bang. Their new song might be about crying but it’s more of a floorfiller than tear-filled.

8) Alessia Cara – ‘Here’

Everyone at Powderham Castle was glad Alessia Cara was here.

9) OneRepublic – ‘Wherever I Go’

We love OneRepublic wherever they go.

10) Coldplay – ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

Coldplay closed the festival and they more than made up for the lack of Beyoncé with their roof-raising performance with ALL the pyrotechnics you could ever want.

Tweet us your fave performance from Radio 1’s Big Weekend @maximumpop.

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David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".