Gates open for the final day of Radio 1’s Big Weekend


Bruno Mars
Image caption Bruno Mars will close day three in Londonderry

The gates have opened in Londonderry for the third and final day of Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Headliner Bruno Mars will bring the three-day free music event in Derry's Ebrington Square to a close.

Police said there had only been a "small number" of arrests over the first two days. They advised those attending the festival not to drink too much alcohol.

Paramore, Little Mix and Wretch 32 are among the other acts due to perform.

Around 40,000 tickets were allocated for the entire event.

Hayley and Caoimhin
Image caption Hayley and Caoimhin attend day three of Big Weekend

One of the first through the gates was 17-year-old Caoimhin.

He said: "I've been watching the coverage the last two days and it's been incredible.

"I'm looking forward to seeing Bruno Mars. He's a great artist and always plays live.

"For Derry this event has been great because it's got people into the city to see just why it's the City of Culture."

Hayley, who is also 17, added: "I saw Calvin Harris which made me really excited for coming.

"Today I want to see The Script and Macklemore. I think everyone loves The Script don't they?"

Biffy Clyro brought Saturday to a close with a set including many of their hits accompanied by pyrotechnics.

At the end of the show, lead singer Simon Neil told the crowd it had been a "wonderful night".

Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston described it as "sensational".

Radio 1 Big Weekend

Other acts to perform on the final day in the 1Xtra/In New Music We Trust Stage are, Everything Everything, Disclosure and Vampire Weekend.

There are more videos and photos at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Derry-Londonderry website.

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