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Guest Blog | Jess Shanahan @ BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

This year BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend landed in Norwich, which is quite a big deal when you consider how out of the way we are. When the news hit that we would be hosting this outdoor event, everyone was getting excited about Taylor Swift on the Sunday. I might be rock to the core but I can’t say no to a bit of Swifty.

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That being said, I only managed to secure tickets for the Saturday and what a stroke of luck that was. Snoop Dogg, Muse, Fall Out Boy and some great new bands on the Introducing stage. It was the Introducing stage we found ourselves at as Kill it Kid was playing. What a fantastic way to start the day, I’ve found a new band to add to my road trip playlist!

After this, we headed to the In New Music We Trust tent to prepare for Snoop. The thought of Snoop Dogg in Norwich was a little too much to handle for some people and I’m still not sure it was real. The crowd erupted when the rapper walked onto stage but I’ve never seen such a show of collective realisation as when we all noticed that he was wearing a Norwich City shirt. It was a surreal thing to behold and I think I was so baffled and yet full of glee that I didn’t really pay attention to the first few songs. I think Snoop Dogg was well aware that no one in Norwich was going to recognise some of his more obscure music so he played the hits then moved onto some fantastic covers that had us jumping, singing and dancing.

We caught the end of Ella Eyre too and I was fully prepared to not know any of her music but I was captivated by a shiny catsuit and glittery face paint.

From this point onwards I was getting excited because the bands and artists to come were some of my favourites. Next up was Fall Out Boy, a band I know I like but not necessarily a band I’ve heard lots of. I was wrong; I was singing and dancing along to every song! A quick stop for some food (the mighty Bullitt Burgers were there so it made the decision easy) and then it was back to the main stage for David Guetta where I had my own mini rave.

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Florence and The Machine was one of the acts I was really looking forward to seeing and Florence herself hobbled on with a broken foot, meaning she had to sit down for the whole set. Not a problem, though, her voice is amazing, the music fantastic and I had goosebumps the whole time. It’s a pity we couldn’t see her jump around on stage (which is how she sustained the injury) but it was a pleasure to experience Florence and The Machine. We had a choice at that point to either hang around to get a good position for the mighty Muse (or Moooos as we say here in Norfolk) or to head off to see Rudimental. Eventually we decided to hang out for Muse as it was a nightmare trying to wade through people to the other stage. I’m a little sad to have missed Rudimental but it was worth it for the near-front central position we found ourselves in.

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All in all, Saturday at The Big Weekend in Norwich was a surreal experience. Muse, Fall Out Boy, David Guetta, Ruidmental, The Vaccines, Ella Eyre, Ben Howard and Snoop Dogg (in a Norwich City shirt) all in our Fine City was a great experience and I’m so glad I had the chance to go.

Jess Shanahan is a fashion blogger, television presenter and motoring journalist. Her music tastes vary from glittering glam rock all the way through to bone-shaking Dubstep. Follow her on Twitter @Jetlbomb.

Pictures by: Jess Shanahan

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Taylor Swift @ BST Hyde Park

Monday, June 29th, 2015

On Saturday 27th we had the pleasure of attending the Barclays British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park, headlined by pop princess Taylor Swift.

Support acts included John Newman, Ellie Goulding, Vance Joy and Rae Morris who all took to the Great Oak stage and got the crowds dancing in the sunshine.

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When Taylor came on stage earlier than scheduled, the crowd went wild. With fans ranging from 6 year olds to grandparents, she proved her worth as the ultimate pop star. Performing some of her classic hits like, I Knew You Were Trouble, Shake it Off and Bad Blood, the singer managed to schedule in many costume changes surrounded by a fantastic all-male dance troupe.

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The highlight of the evening came whilst she was performing her hit Style, in which she welcomed onto stage her ultimate girl squad, which included Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Serena Williams and of course Cara Delevingne who waved the British Flag.

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Mega fans came dressed in perfect pop star style, with flower headbands, boho outfits and plenty of accessories. The die hard fans went as far as to write Taylor song lyrics on their clothing.

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Our experience as a Swifty fan girl was definitely a memorable one and we particularly enjoyed dancing to We Are Never Getting Back Together, whilst waving our light up wristband in the air.

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MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2014

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

It was best foot forward for a trio of trendy-shoed stars at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Sunday’s star-studded occasion saw Taylor Swift, Beyonce and our very own Ed Sheeran in the limelight at the prestigious awards in California.

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The 24-year-old Long Live long-legged singer showed off those pins in a girly pale blue Mary Katrantzou jumpsuit and skyscraper-high burgundy-coloured heels, courtesy of Elie Saab.

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Beyonce stole the show as she not only won the night’s top gong, the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, she belted up a short set of songs from her most famous videos, including XO. The ultimate diva wore a sparkly leotard, fishnet tights and stunning black ankle boots. She played a 15-minute set and received her award from husband Jay Z and their baby girl Blue Ivy.

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The 23-year-old Halifax-born Kiss Me star found a willing piggy back from director Emil Nava and beat off Eminem, John Legend and Pharrell to take the male video crown for Sing. He appeared all in black, including a shirt, jeans and classic Air Jordan 5 trainers.
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Picture Credits:

Taylor Swift: Jordan Strauss/AP/Press Association Images

 

Ed Sheeran: PA/PA Wire

 

Beyonce: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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