BBC Radio 1 One Big Weekend finished in Derry last night. And what an amazing display of fireworks and Bruno Mars’ ‘Just the Way you are’ to end the weekend! It really was spectacular.

The event opened on Friday in the city and Ebrington came alive with music and song. Calvin Harris clearly stole the night and Derry was on fire. Saturday saw another musical extravaganza with performances by Kodaline, Ellie Goulding, The Saturdays, Biffy Clyro and many more. It was another star studded line up on stage. And Derry rocked into the night. Sunday saw Olly Murs, The Script, Paramore, Bruno Mars and a host of other stars dawn the Derry stage.

The weekend showed just what an amazing city and people Derry really is. The city opened it’s doors and let the world in. And in it came. The experience showed the true colours of Derry and allowed it to make headlines for all the right reasons. Derry showed what a welcoming, fun and beautiful city it really is. The music brought the people together and showed that the true spirit of Derry is very much alive and well.

Having been to OBW on the Saturday I saw personally just what an amazing job was being done. Security was second to none. Facilities were first class. One did not have to spend more than a few minutes in any given queue. Food, drinks and toilet facilities were exceptionally well organised and stewards were on hand at all times to offer any assistance. A one way system inside the arena was in place to ensure easy movement from one stage to the next. A little rain into the night didn’t deter anyone. It was excellent. The music was fore in everyone’s mind and it played out. Derry was rocking.

BBC Radio 1 brought an outstanding show to Derry. Even Robbie Williams popped by! Derry did itself proud this weekend and people have made lifetime memories. As Bruno Mars sang ‘You’re amazing, just the way you are’. Derry once again you proved to be simply Legenderry!