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Undertones join Ash on stage as BBC Biggest Weekend draws to a close

Members of The Undertones joined Ash on stage at the BBC's Biggest Weekend concert
Paul Ainsworth

MEMBERS of Derry punk legends The Undertones joined Downpatrick rockers Ash in Belfast for the final day of the BBC 'Biggest Weekend' event.

Up to 18,000 fans watched acts take to the stage at Titanic Slipways on Friday and Saturday, which were part of a series of gigs hosted by the broadcaster at outdoor venues across the UK.

The Friday concert saw Welsh act Manic Street Preachers headline along with US alt-rocker Beck and UK dance favourite Orbital, who performed their fan favourite Belfast to a receptive crowd.

On Saturday Damien O'Neill and Michael Bradley of The Undertones joined Ash for a performance of the Derry act's iconic hit Teenage Kicks, while Swedish singer Neneh Cherry dedicated a performance of her song Woman to Irish women following the Republic's abortion referendum result.

Electronic act Underworld and Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand were also among the performers on Saturday.

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