A Stroke of Genius

It’s the biggest free festival in the UK calendar, and this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend arguably has the best line-up. It all happened this weekend in the lush fields of Carlisle and whipping up their hits were Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters and The Strokes.

All the shows were either broadcast on Radio 1 or via the ‘red button’ but pick of the highlights were undoubtedly The Strokes. The New Yorkers played last night (15 May) and piledrived through a crowd-pleasing set that included ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’, ‘You’re So Right’ and ‘Taken For A Fool’, from their new album ‘Angles’.

The other highlight from the weekend was the surprise appearance from Arctic Monkeys, who played a last minute set on Saturday afternoon. The show was the first time UK Arctic fans could hear tracks from their imminent album ‘Suck It And See’.

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