After the recent disappointment of this years Live and Loud in Glasgow being cancelled pop fans eventually got the chance to see some of that line up performing, this time at Radio 1's One Big Sunday in Falkirk in August and this time free of charge! In true Scottish style the rain was bucketing it down but this didn't deter the loyal fans who flocked in their thousands from all over Scotland to see pop sensations Blue, the comeback king himself - Darius, pop princess Sophie Ellis Bextar, the Sugababes, new punk/rock band One Hundred Reasons and the fabulous Toploader. Even with the rain pouring for most of the day and no sign of the sun making an appearance there was still a great atmosphere throughout Falkirk's Stirling Park. Radio 1's Jamie Theakston who really got into the Scottish swing of things by showing up in a kilt presented the show.
However he was piped to the post by a true Scot Darius Danesh who also donned a kilt on stage. After performing his Number 1 selling single 'Colourblind' he poured a bottle of water over his heard saying, "It isn't fair that all use are wet and I'm not!" Unfortunately One Hundred Reasons didn't get quite the same warm response, despite putting on an energetic performance. The thousands of screaming pop fans didn't quite appreciate the bands moshing on stage and screamed for Blue throughout. The Sugababes proved that they were more than just an average girl band with their spectacular Performances of their hit singles "Freak Like Me" and the latest smash "Round Round". Starting off the show was one of the biggest bands of 2002, Toploader. They sent the crowd wild, entertaining them with the song that started it all off for them last year "Dancing In The Moonlight". Their latest single "Time Of Your Life" was also included in their set, which is taken from the group's brand new album "Magic Hotel". The Sophisticated Sophie Ellis Bextar braved for her performance but came prepared, dressed in a hat and trousers instead of her trademark glamorous outfits. Finishing the poptastic day and headlining the show was none other than Britain's biggest boyband Blue. The screams were deafening, as the boys appeared on stage to perform hits such as the anthem "All Rise" and number 1's "Too Close" and "If You Come Back". The whole afternoon was broadcasted live on Radio 1 and filmed for BBC Choice but if you didn't manage to catch it don't worry! Radio 1 will be back in Scotland next year with more fun, top names and hopefully sunshine!