Radio 1’s Big Weekend has enjoyed another great weekend up north in the City of Hull, which is also currently enjoying it’s year as the City of Culture. So far this years’ highlights including Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Lorde, Zara Larsson, Stormzy, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sande’, Little Mix,. putting on some amazing performances throughout the whole of the festival. During Emeli Sande’ performance there was a red heart in the background with MANCHESTER written on it as she dedicated one of her songs Highs & Lows to the victims of the recent Manchester terrorist attack on the 22/5/17. French artist Christine & The Queens did an amazing performance of her hit single Tilted during which the crowd sang with her. She even had dancers on the stage with her, seriously she is something of an incredible artist. Former X-Factor singer James Arthur played to the crowds with his song Say You Won’t Let Go, which sounds a lot like The Scripts The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. Wonder if they’ve heard it. Kasabian played their new hit You’re In Love With A Psycho with Tom and Sergio dressed in weird but interesting gear. Clean Bandit played before the crowd whilst making good use of a cello. Katy Perry stole the show as the headlining act. She did dedicate her first song to the victims of the Manchester bombings. That song was Part Of Me which seemed very appropriate for the mood and gave new meaning to the lyrics ‘This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me. Indeed a fitting tribute. 🙂
If you’ve been watching the BBC Music Awards 2016 tonight on BBC1 tonight hopefully you had a great night, 1 and a half hours of musical bliss and live performances from several amazing artists. The winners of this years awards are
BBC Music British Artist of the Year: Coldplay
Radio 2’s Album of the Year: Adele, 25
BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year: Izzy Bizu
Radio 1 Live Lounge Performance of the year:The 1975 ( One Direction cover ‘What Makes You Beautiful)
BBC Song of the Year: Hello
Congratulations to all those who won. Other live performances during the night were Zara Larrson, Emile Sande, Izzy Bizu, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Lucas Graham and Craig David. The musical genius that is otherwise Robbie Williams stole the show with his amazing performance.
Am currently listening to Emile Sande’s new single ‘Breathing Underwater’ and it’s pure listening pleasure. Her voice is both soothing, haunting and is completely captivating, all at the same time. This is just another reminder of why she’s the brilliant artist that she is. Melodic, soothing, and gospel voice and the song just flows freely. One of Scotland’s best singers.