Before Raye, the crowd was thrilled by the likes of Aitch and Mabel.

Aitch told Newsbeat he was “very excited” to “do what I do best”.

But he came from Wembley Stadium, after watching the first 55 minutes of the FA Cup final between his beloved Manchester United and Manchester City – which United won.

“I’ve not done a show for a while, I’ve been stuck in the studio for a while.”

He added there was “so much music coming out”, including some this month.

“I’m ready to go crazy,” he says.

Charli XCX was supposed to be at Big Weekend in Coventry in 2022, but pulled out.

She admitted being “very scared” before going on the New Music Stage.

“Because I haven’t done a show for like a proper real proper show for a long time,” she told Newsbeat.

Sunday will see Coldplay as the headline act, with Sabrina Carpenter, Olly Alexander and Vampire Weekend also hitting the Main Stage on the final day of the festival.

There are expected to be about 100,000 people attending across the three days of the Radio 1 festival.



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