Watch Lorde and Imagine Dragons Give Incredible Performances At BBC’s Big Weekend
The warm weather has finally arrived and that means festival season is here! One of the biggest events in the U.K. took place this past weekend with the BBC Radio 1’s annual Big Weekend.
This year’s huge festival included some of the most prolific names in British music, including Billy Clyro, Emelie Sande, James Arthur, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Bastille, Stormzy, Plan B, and Rag ‘N Bone Man, plus huge international artists like Shawn Mendes, Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry, HAIM, The Chainsmokers and Kings of Leon.
Two of the acts we were most excited to see were Lorde and Imagine Dragons, who gave fans a sneak peek of what they have in store for their upcoming iHeartRadio MMVA performances, which will mark the second time both performances have hit the stage at the biggest block party of the year.
Hitting the stage in a pink top and neon pants, Lorde made sure she was visible to the thousands of music fans who packed the park in Hull, performing her lead single “Green Light.” Giving a high energy performance, Lorde danced and sang through the heat, turning a giant festival into an intimate dance party.
Next up were Imagine Dragons, who delivered a soaring rendition of their latest single “Thunder.” Lead singer Dan Reynolds commanded the crowd with his inspiring performance, with the band’s love of drums and booming bass carrying throughout the park.
The band also participated in a fun challenge with two festival goers who had four minutes to find five people with the name ‘Dan.’ For completing this mission, the two women would get backstage passes. Sounds like an awesome and hilarious challenge.
Both returning performers could be adding to their collection of iHeartRadio MMVAs this year. Lorde is nominated for Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group, iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, and Fan Fave International Artist or Group. As for Imagine Dragons, the band is nominated for iHeartRadio International Group of the Year.
Don’t miss Lorde and Imagine Dragons perform at the 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs along with Niall Horan, Iggy Azalea, Arkells, Julia Michaels, DNCE, Post Malone and Jazz Cartier on Sunday, June 18 at 9E/6P.