Thirty Seconds To Mars finally play Big Weekend after last-minute cancellation
Thirty Seconds To Mars finally made it to the stage to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend!
Fans of Jared Leto’s group were raging yesterday when they pulled out of the Dundee festival last minute due to technical issues.
They were due to perform at 3:55pm, but fans were kept waiting for an hour before receiving confirmation that the group would not be playing.
A notice displayed on the screens read: ‘We are experiencing technical difficulties.
‘Thank you for your patience.’
Understandably, ticket holders with angry, with some having travelled to the annual music festival especially for the band.
BBC Radio 1 apologised at the time, before offering a new slot to Thirty Seconds To Mars.
Instead, they played today at 11:45am.
We’re sure it was worth the wait for the fans who were able to catch a glimpse of their set, as they really did put on a show.
The Californian rockers – also consisting of Jared’s borther Shannon Leto – had the crowd screaming out the lyrics to their hits, with Jared getting the audience jumping as soon as he walked out.
He certainly looked like a rockstar too, sporting a very large red coat with a tartan shirt underneath, presumably in honour of the festival being held in Scotland.
The 51-year-old actor also wore leather gloves and a pair of gem-encrusted shades.
Very cool indeed.
As the band performed earlier this morning, he couldn’t resist a quip about being in the early slot as the show broadcast live across the BBC.
‘I guess this is the breakfast show…’, he told the thousands-strong crowd.
‘I should’ve brought some pancakes or something. What do you guys eat in Scotland? Are you pancakes out here?’, he asked, earning cheers in response.
‘This is an absolutely beauuuuutiful country,’ he then praised.
‘Beautiful place, what an amazing place.’
But that wasn’t all, as the band actually invited some very lucky fans on stage to be part of the set and wave flags.
‘Yesterday we were queuing up at barrier to see the band and their team asked if we were fans and when we said yes they asked if we would like to be part of a cool project where we hold flags and join them on stage,’ Kayleigh Lafferty told GlasgowLive.
‘Unfortunately, the set got cancelled but today when we arrived for the band and again at the barrier, the team noticed we still had our wristbands and asked if we were happy to do it today. I was really cool as I got to do it with my fiancé and best friend too.’
Kyle Watt added: ‘Been a fan for 15 years so it was amazing. Once in a lifetime stuff, very lucky.’
This year’s Big Weekend line-up is packed with exciting acts, with the likes of the Jonas Brothers, Mimi Webb, and The 1975 performing on Saturday.
Lewis Capaldi will headline tonight, with performances throughout the day from Niall Horan, Becky Hill, Anne-Marie, and Wet Leg.
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