Radio 1 rocks Torbay
THOUSANDS of music fans were given the best possible start to the summer on Paignton Green on Saturday for Radio 1's big live music event.
Radio 1 Starts The Summer in Torbay featured Chris Moyles, Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton and other top names from the radio station.
The climax was the arrival of the Olympic Torch, carried onto the stage around 10pm by Fearne Cotton.
There were also live appearance from Example, Eric Prydz and Jaguar Skills.
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A total of 8,000 tickets were given out free to schools,, colleges, universities and individuals across South Devon.
Crowds began arriving in Paignton well before the scheduled start time of 4pm, and when the gates opened they poured forwards for the best possible view of the stage.
As the evening went on the crowds grew until the climax, with the arrival of the torch and a set from Eric Prydz which featured a laser show and a fireworks finale.