Arctic Monkeys - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011

On Radio 1

Greg James

16:00 – 17:45 // In the studio next is Newsbeat

14 & 15 May 2011

Carlisle, Cumbria

Arctic Monkeys

Saturday 14 May - Main Stage

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Surprise Monkeys!

The Arctic Monkeys left those early starters on the Main Stage utterly gobsmacked as they kicked off Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011 with a storming set.

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  • 1. The View From The Afternoon
  • 2. Brainstorm
  • 3. This House Is A Circus
  • 4. Still Take You Home
  • 5. Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair
  • 6. Teddy Picker
  • 7. Crying Lightning
  • 8. Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • 9. Cornerstone
  • 10. The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

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    Comment number 18.

    In response to all these 'teen girl' comments, i applied for saturday because foo fighters were playing. Arctic Monkeys were an added bonus. I went to see Nero and chase&status etc. Me and my friend walked straight past Nicole Sherzwinger (or however you spell it) and went to Vernon Kay. Guess what, im a teen girl, so don't stereotype us all please. Sorry, but it had to be said :)

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    Comment number 17.

    i'm from Greece and unfortunately can't watch those nice videos....too bad...not fair....

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    Comment number 16.

    I really want to watch this but it's not available in my area.... Not fair....

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    Comment number 15.

    Getting sick of people that weren't actually there slagging the crowds.

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    Comment number 14.

    The Veeman, You've made my night thats sooooooo........ funny and true apart for Plan b being "poppy" Ben did well with his language p&qs which i was looking forward to had to laugh at Chris Moyles saying that he'd been asked not to swear, which as we know and i personally love Ben Drew has naturally a potty mouth which is needed for his "art" made me giggle more that the girls were the ones that didn't hold back and went for it. Personally i think the "folded arm lot ie teenage girls were there for Nicole and Black eyed peas so fair play to them for holding there ground while the rest of us suffered at home making more noise than them and wishing we were them.!!! Sob. Tickledeboo xxx

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    Comment number 13.

    I was there and I have to agree that the crowds were poor. That's the problem with holding events such as this in rural areas/provincial towns. I was born and raised in the area and have to say that the majority of people are more at home listening to 'donk' music or 80's megamixes in a cheesy club.

    The worst reaction was for MCR; a band at the top of their game and there was literally thousands of chavs stood there looking like they'd accidently walked into a library. No surprise that the best reactions were for the more 'poppy' acts such as Plan B and Black Eyed Peas.

    That isn't to say that the weekend (I went both days) wasn't amazing... it was, and I adore the BBC for bringing it. My only gripe is that a lot of people there shouldn't have applied for tickets, and instead stayed at home with their Clubland CD's, Henleys Jeans, Argos charm bracelets and bottles of supermarket cider.

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    Comment number 12.

    Gotta agree with some of the comments below (about the crowd) - although you do have to remember that a lot of people were stuck in traffic still when the Arctic Monkeys were playing so the crowd wasn't as big as it could've been. I don't think the TV coverage picks up the crowd reaction though, I thought it was fantastic for the likes of Tinie Tempah, etc. What is annoying are the shots from the front of the stage where you can see people literally standing still with their arms folded! (what's up with people !?!)

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    Comment number 11.

    It was a great show,i was there,and the anoraks below are wrong,everyone loved it.Once the teen girls had all gone :)

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    Comment number 10.

    Now now.Tut tut. We all have our own opinions. xxx

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    Comment number 9.

    ah god man watch the video and stop commenting on the crowd. jeeesus

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    Comment number 8.

    I soooooo...... agree with the crowd reactions, I made more noise at home sat watching the live stream online when Plan B came on etc. What a waste of standing room for those who just looked like they didn't wanna be there, must put the bands off real shame. Artics, Tinie Tempah & Chase & Staus rocked. Can't wait for the movies Ben i do love a man who can multi task. Mwah x

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    Comment number 7.

    Absolutely!!! It was annoying to be at the back of people that looked like they didn't wanna be there! I was chuffed to bits that the Arctics were there n had a fab time!

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    Comment number 6.

    I was there, personally my mate and I were extatic that the surprise guest was Arctic Monkeys, the rest of the crowd around us however, didnt seem to share our enthusiasm. That ruined it a little but we danced anyway and probably annoyed most people, if they didnt like it then they should have left and let us get closer and have more fun!!

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    Comment number 5.

    Great set. They're sounding fantastic. Shame about the crowd. I made more noise in my car when they announced the band on the radio than the actual audience at the gig did.

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    love your comment mark

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    Comment number 3.

    Awful crowd! Big weekend is always full of too many black eyed peas fans
    New songs sound quality

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    Comment number 2.

    Can't wait for June now! Going to Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, Foo Fighters and Morrissey!! This has so put me in the mood!

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    Comment number 1.

    Watched it on the live stream, amazing set!! New Songs Sound Great!!

 

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