Gates open for Radio 1's Big Weekend day two


Gates have opened for day two of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Londonderry.

Biffy Clyro will play on the Main Stage tonight.

Despite delays at Heathrow, most of the acts managed to get themselves to Derry.

Two Door Cinema Club opened the Main Stage this afternoon on the second day.

Phila McClintock, who's 18, was one of the first through the gates.

"I'm so excited. I'm here to see Ellie Goulding, The Saturdays and Biffy Clyro.

"We've come an hour from Omagh. This is quite handy for us."

He added: "We also want to see the Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club. We were listening to them in the car on the way over."

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Image caption Music fans queued for day two of the festival in Londonderry.

Other acts will include Ellie Goulding, Conor Maynard and Labrinth.

The 1Xtra/In New Music We Trust Stage will see performances from DJ Fresh, Kodaline and alt-J.

Brian McKenley, 18, is at Big Weekend for day two.

He said: "I was here yesterday and it was absolutely amazing. Calvin Harris's set was unreal."

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Image caption Calvin Harris headlined day one in Londonderry

Calvin Harris headlined the opening day in Ebrington Square yesterday.

Speaking after he performed he said: "I knew it was going to be good because I know the Derry crowd are up for it."

He added that he "hoped he lived up to the crowd's expectations."

His set list included hits like Bounce, We Found Love, Drinking From the Bottle and I Need Your Love.

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Tickets for the festival have already been allocated.

Bruno Mars will close the show on Sunday night.

There's more information on BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Derry-Londonderry website.

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