By Natalie Jamieson and Chi Chi IzunduNewsbeat entertainment reporters at Earlham Park, Norwich
From now until 11pm, it’s all about the music at Earlham Park in Norwich for Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
There isn’t even a whiff of Eurovision – instead there’s Muse, Florence and the Machine, David Guetta and Fall Out Boy.
5 Seconds of Summer open the main stage while the In New Music We Trust gives that honour to Slaves.
There’s also a BBC Introducing stage, which features a number of bands from Norwich and the surrounding local area.
Up to 25,000 people will come through the gates on Saturday.
The same goes for Sunday when Taylor Swift and Foo Fighters drive, train, or more likely helicopter into East Anglia.
Some of the first people through the gates were 25-year-olds Victoria Curtis and Kirsty Prescott.
Victoria’s wish list of acts to see includes “Florence, Fall Out Boy and David Guetta definitely”.
While Kirsty adds “Snoop, obvs. Clearly”.
Both girls admitted they had been queuing for three hours to get on site at Earlham Park, having got up at 5.45am to get there.
Also part of the first wave entering the park were 16-year-old Jessica and her friend 17-year old Eleanor who had travelled from Lincoln.
“We wanted to be near the front, because this is our first festival,” Eleanor told Newsbeat.
“We’re not going to run, but we are going to speed walk to the front.”
Jessica said: “We want to see David Guetta and Snoop Dogg.
“We’re expecting a lot of people might fall over, but also expecting a lot of really good music as well.”
“We’re so excited!” Kirsty told Newsbeat before marching off to the stage.
5 Seconds of Summer opened the main stage.
“Damn awesome, the crowd looked like they were having a good time,” drummer Ashton Irwin said after coming off.
Bassist Callum Hood: “Yes it is daunting, everyone is still a little unsure at that time of day but it’s our job to kick start them and get them into the mood for more music.
“For us this is the first kind of festival vibe that we’ve ever done and it’s great to be asked to open it.”
Slaves opened performances on the In New Music We Trust stage.
As they came off, Laurie Vincent told Newsbeat: “That felt exhilarating.”
Issac Holman said: “Yeah, it’s crazy having that big a stage to work with was really fun.”
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Source:: BBC Entertainment