23 May 2010
Last updated at 15:51
Radio 1's Big Weekend music festival is being held in Bangor, Gwynedd, and the 40,000 free tickets - allocated by lottery - were worth holding onto.
When the gates opened, fans hurried to find the best positions to see the likes of Cheryl Cole, Alicia Keys and Dizzee Rascal
The two-day event, starting on Saturday, is being held at the Faenol estate.
Bottled water was an essential item, with warm temperatures on the field
Radio 1's Chris Moyles on the main stage as events get under way
Local council and tourism officials were hailing it as a great showcase for the Gwynedd area. <i> Photos: Yui Mok/Press Association</i>
Roy Stride of Scouting For Girls on stage on Saturday. <i>Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images</i>
Dizzee Rascal was another highlight of Saturday
Cheryl Cole, fresh from an appearance at Cannes, was another major face on Saturday <i>Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty</i>
Alicia Keys was another star performer
No dilemma, it has to be sunglasses for ex-Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland, back stage at the Radio 1 Big Weekend.
Teenage sensation Justin Bieber was another of Saturday's star line-up in Bangor
Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, who performed for nearly an hour to close Saturday's event
A Welsh flavour with Monmouthshire-born Marina Diamandis from Marina and the Diamonds in the frame on Sunday. <i>Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty</i>
Celtic fringe - Scottish singer Paolo Nutini took to the stage on Sunday
Turn it up - Sunday also saw Pixie Lott perform her hits