Capital FM Summertime Ball 2013 packs out Wembley

Yesterday, Sunday 9 June, 80,000 music fans packed Wembley Stadium for the annual Capital FM Summertime Ball.

After Capital FM presenter Marvin Humes warmed up the crowd with a party DJ set, The Wanted kicked off proceedings treating fans to an energetic performance which included smash hit All Time Low and their latest offering Walks Like Rihanna. They were followed by homegrown superstars including Ellie Goulding, and later on in the show The Saturdays and Olly Murs.

The first surprise of the night came as DJ duo Disclosure were joined on stage by Eliza Doolittle, Sam Smith and AlunaGeorge for performances of their smash hits You & Me, Latch and White Noise respectively.

The dancing shoes remained well and truly on as South Korean sensation Psy graced the stage to perform the immensely popular Gangnam Style, which was followed by Gentleman, both complete with the famous dance moves.

Fresh new talent was also in abundance, as James Arthur, Loveable Rogues, Charlie Brown and Naughty Boy all kept the atmosphere in the stadium electric, with crowds going wild later on when A*M*E joined Duke Dumont on stage for the smash hit Need U (100%).

To the delight of fans, Jessie J also had a surprise in store, when US rapper B.o.B joined her on stage to perform Price Tag. Jessie entertained the audience with other hits including Domino and brand new single Wild.

Taking a break from guest host duties, Justin Timberlake serenaded the audience with a surprise acoustic medley of his hits such as Cry Me a River and What Goes Around Comes Around, with some classics such as Ain’t No Sunshine thrown in too.

US chart topping sensation Taylor Swift put on a spectacular show, with performances of her catchy hits I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Getting Back Together. The final surprise of the evening came as Ed Sheeran joined Swift on stage to perform their brand new single, Everything Has Changed.

Bringing the show to an epic close, pop legend Robbie Williams performed renditions of his huge hits Rock DJ and Candy finishing on the ultimate high as the 80,000 strong crowd joined him for anthem Angels.

For pictures and videos, plus backstage footage visit Capital FM’s website.

Author: Martyn Newton

Overlord of PopBucket and a gamer from a very young age with earliest memories including Theme Park, Detroit (look it up), Sim City, Championship Manager 2, The Lion King and Command & Conquer.

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