BBC Biggest Weekend: First day ends on a high

BBC’s Biggest Weekend’s first day has come to an end following a range of live music from some of the best orchestras and musicians across the country.
Jamie Callum and Hollie Irvine \ Perth Gazette \ Nazan Unluturk

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BBC’s Biggest Weekend’s first day has come to an end following a range of live music from some of the best orchestras and musicians across the country.

Jamie Callum \ BBC

The BBC certainly met our expectations as thousands attended the event to watch one of the best orchestras, Scottish Symphony Orchestra to a talented musician and singer Jamie Callum.

Sistema Scotland and BBCSCO  \ BBC

Sistema Scotland a Scottish charity working to transform lives and communities through music, made an appearance on stage 2 with an excellent set of music that was broadcasted live across the BBC network.

The charity is on a mission to create permanent social change in some of the most deprived communities in Scotland, you can visit the charity by clicking here.

Sistema Scotland and BBCSCO \ BBC

The sun was shining with temperatures rising to 22C at Scone Palace, our entertainment and lifestyle editor certainly had to sit down and enjoy her ice cream following a day of interviews and backstage access.

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Special mention to Alan for providing free ice cream, 10/10 for hospitality.

We managed to catch up with Hollie before she clocked off for the evening, she said: “It’s been an amazingly chilled day, we’ve had so much fun and met some great artists. Other artists have been coming out to show support and the sun has shined on us all.

My highlight has been Breabach and Jamie Cullum so far but I know Nigel Kennedy was fantastic. It’s great to see music lovers of Perth come together for a day of alternative music”

Breabach a Scottish folk music band who appeared on stage 2 also had the crowd dancing and managed to stop by with an interview with Hollie Irvine.

Breabach  \ BBC

The evening started with one of the best orchestra’s in the world, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the talented Martyn Brabbins. A song called Half A Mile in memory of Susan Maxwell was a popular piece written and sang by Karine Polwart, with a beautiful conducted track by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

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Nigel Kennedy \ BBC

The evening ended on a high note with Nigel Kennedy, the main headliner of the day and crowds certainly enjoyed his performance and the Pipe and Drums of The Black Watch, Scotland performed to end the night on a high.

Black Watch Military Band \ BBC

Keep an eye out throughout next week with some podcasts and interviews from Breabach, Jamie Callum, Emeli Sandé, Amy MacDonald and more.

Tomorrow, Perthshire will see around 20,000 people attend the main event, with headliners from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

You can view the line up by clicking here and make sure you follow our dedicated Twitter account @Perth for the latest news.

Ticket holders who are attending tomorrow’s event are not permitted to use chairs, as Saturday is expected to have around 20,000 visitors.

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