In pictures: When BBC's Radio 1 Big Weekend came to Sunderland with the Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Kasabian and Gwen Stefani

It was a weekend of magic when the BBC brought Radio 1 Big Weekend to Herrington Country Park in Sunderland in 2005.

By Ross Robertson
Wednesday, 27 February, 2019, 09:14
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The Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Kasabian and Gwen Stefani were among the acts performing to the the crowds. Music fans queued for hours - with some camping out - to secure tickets for the event. As the BBC announces 1 Big Weekend's return to the North East, we look back to that amazing weekend in Sunderland.

Thumbs up for 1 Big Weekend
Some fans had camped out to get tickets
They got tickets!
Nice hat!
DJs Chappers and Dave
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters
Kasabian
KT Tunstall
Hands in the air!

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She's loving it
Nice shirt!
Rainbow after the rain
Never too wet for ice cream
Jamiroquai
Lovely hair ladies!
All smiles
Looking soggy
The crowds were roaring
It was a bit muddy
More happy faces