Music fans came from far and wide to the banks of the River

From left, Kerri Deeney with Stephen and Sarah McIntyre. (2805PG05)
From left, Kerri Deeney with Stephen and Sarah McIntyre. (2805PG05)

Laura McElhinney wasn’t old enough to attend BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend when it came to Derry in 2004 but said yesterday’s experience was worth the wait.

“I am here with my friend Bronagh and we are having an amazing time.

“I live just across the Peace Bridge there and I could see all of the fireworks on Friday but being here is just amazing - I don’t want it to end.”

Laura’s friend, Bronagh McDonagh, said the event was “amazing” and one she will remember for ever.

“We are always having to go to Belfast for concerts like this but to have something like this in Derry is just amazing,” said Bronagh.