Radio 1's Big Weekend kicks off with Dance Anthems

24 May 2014 Last updated at 11:06

Danny Howard's Dance Anthems opens Radio 1's Big Weekend at George Square in Glasgow.
Radio 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow
Around 15,000 people arrive for the first day of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow. It's on from Friday 23 May until Sunday 25 May.
Danny Howard
Danny Howard is the opening set of the weekend from George Square in Glasgow.
Radio 1 Big Weekend
Coldplay and Katy Perry will headline the event, with One Direction, Kings of Leon and Pharrell Williams also featuring across the weekend.
Radio 1 Big Weekend
Up to 50,000 people are expected to attend the free main festival which takes place on Glasgow Green on 24 and 25 May.
Radio 1 Big Weekend
Other names appearing over the weekend include The Vamps, John Newman, Rita Ora, The 1975, Tinie Tempah and Paolo Nutini.
Radio 1 Big Weekend
Bastille, Lorde and Lily Allen will perform across the weekend as well.
Radio 1 Big Weekend
Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Martin Garrix and Tiesto also performed in George Square as part of the weekend's opening Dance Night.
More fans at Big Weekend
Glasgow missed out on rain on Friday night with fans camped out on the grass ahead of Dance Anthems.
George Square
When night started to fall, colour lit up Glasgow City Chambers in George Square.
Pete Tong at Radio 1 dance event
Pete Tong DJ'd during the evening and said: "It's always a great thrill and great honour. I don't think we've ever gone on a full-out manner on a Friday for the dance and electronic DJs."
Tiesto
Tiesto was the headline DJ for the Friday night of Radio 1's Big Weekend.
Fireworks in George Square, Glasgow
And fireworks finished off a memorable night in the centre of Glasgow.