Taylor Swift Radio 1's Big Weekend
Shake It Off songstress Taylor Swift unleashed a bevy of hits on the Norwich audienceBBC/Steve Barney

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The weather rained and poured at times but BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend certainly delivered with its eclectic mix of incredible acts with the likes of Rita Ora, Foo Fighters, Florence And The Machine and Snoop Dogg, among the acts filling the line-up.

Although not the final headliner pop songstress Taylor Swift completely stole the show when she arrived at Earlham Park, complete with a live band.

Shimmering like a disco ball in a silver bodysuit, the 25-year-old treated the packed-out crowd to a medley of her chart-topping hits including I Knew You Were Trouble, Blank Space and Style.

The Grammy winner revisited her roots with an ethereal rendition of her debut single Love Story, but any traces of the song's original country undertones were replaced to align with her revamped pop sound.

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
2015's BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend was hosted at Earlham Park in NorwichBBC

A fun set complimented by surprisingly strong vocals, even the most unlikely Taylor Swift fans were Shaking It Off by the end of her set.

Whereas Swift was a one-woman show, British singer Rita Ora burst onto the stage with an abundance of energy and a fleet of male dancers for company.

Full-throttle renditions of her debut single R.I.P. and the Calvin Harris-produced chart-topper I Will Never Let You Down injected life into the park.

Offering a much-needed antidote for all the big-production performances were truly stellar sets from young crooner George Ezra who brought the audience to a swaying halt with his folksy hits.

With the rain having finally surpassed, singles including Blame It On Me, Budapest and the stunning Barcelona felt completely serene with the backdrop of the glistening sun.

Florence And The Machine were also on-hand for a dose of the ethereal with their powerful and flamboyant set flooded with fan-favourite hits, Shake It Out, Dog Days Are Over and Ship To Wreck, combined with the sensational vocals of Florence Welch.

Muse at Radio 1 Big Weekend
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy rocks out as the band headline the first day of 2015's Radio 1 Big WeekendBBC/Sarah Jeynes

To give credit where it is due, the In New Music We Trust stage hosted some of the best performances of the entire weekend with a range of dance acts including Rudimental, Sigma and Years & Years filling the tent with zest, while hip hop acts Snoop Dogg and Lethal B kept the crowds moving.

It goes without saying that headline acts Muse and Foo Fighters were absolutely show-stopping and closed each day with triumphant sets complete with an explosion of loud rock synths and pyrotechnics to match.

Radio 1 hit the nail on the head with this year's Big Weekend, offering a welcomed variety of sounds for all types of music lovers. The UK's festival season has been well and truly kicked off with a bang.

Performances from BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Norwich 2015 will be available to watch on demand on Radio 1's BBC iPlayer channel.