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The Prodigy wrap up Big Weekend
By Greg Cochrane
Newsbeat music reporter

The Prodigy
The Prodigy bashed out hits like Firestarter in their 60-minute set

The Prodigy have closed Radio 1's Big Weekend by headlining the main stage at Swindon's Lydiard Park.

The Essex band concluded two days of music which featured 50 acts over four different stages.

A power failure during the band's second song forced the group off stage for ten minutes but they soon returned.

Speaking to Newsbeat as they came off the stage, lead singer Keith Flint said: "We bust sound systems, that's what we do."

Technical hitch

With the problem repaired the threesome returned to play a 60 minute set packed with hits from their two decade career including Firestarter, Voodoo People, current single Warrior's Dance and set closer Out Of Space.

Behind the scenes at Big Weekend

The set was watched by Natalie Appleton - wife of band member Liam Howlett - and Lily Allen.

Earlier in the evening Lily Allen herself, with her father Keith Allen side of stage, warmed up the crowd.

Wearing a dress and trainers the star played a 50 minute set comprised of material from her two albums including The Fear and Smile.

She closed her performance with a cover of Kid Cudi's Day And Night and Britney Spears' Womanizer.

Crowd reaction

Speaking to Newsbeat backstage after her performance, Lily Allen said: "It's quite hard coming to a festival where people aren't here just to see you, it's difficult to gauge what set to do but I think we did alright.

"Towards the end when the crowd really do react it is just the best feeling ever."

Sunday also saw performances from Franz Ferdinand, The Enemy, The Gossip, N-Dubz and main stage opener Ne-Yo.

The festival's first day featured artists including Kasabian, Basement Jaxx and headliners Snow Patrol.

The free weekend of music, organised in a different UK location each year, has previously visited Preston and Dundee.



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