14,000 music fans descended on Glasgow’s George Square on Friday evening, to celebrate the launch of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend – a music festival set to take place at Glasgow Green over the next three days.
The BBC had prepared a non stop evening of electronic dance music in the city centre’s iconic square, with performances from the broadcasting giant’s own radio presenters, as well as illustrious international DJs Martin Garrix and Tiesto.
Renowned BBC disc jockeys and presenters Danny Howard, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Pete Tong opened up the evening with four varied sets; featuring everything from deep house to current pop music.
Tweeting pictures from the stage, Pete Tong MBE called the crowd “bonkers”, as they danced near non-stop throughout the five hour event.
Special guest Martin Garrix also played a short set, playing both his biggest hits ‘Animals’ and ‘Wizard’, which peaked at number one and number seven in the UK charts respectively. Having turned eighteen just nine days earlier, the sub-headline act barely met the minimum age for entry to the event.
The headliner for the evening, world famous DJ Tiesto, delivered a relentless set featuring both his current and classic music, as lights and video were projected on to the face of the Glasgow City Chambers building.
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BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Glasgow 2014 takes place 23-25 May.
Highlights and live stream are available on Radio 1, online, on mobile, via the BBC iPlayer Radio app and on BBC Three.