Underage Festival 2010 Review
Professor Green, M.I.A, Tinie Tempah & more party with the 14-18 year olds...
You could hardly move in the packed tent as Scorcher, who has worked with the likes of Grime heavyweights Skepta and Wiley dropped track Tinie Tempahrocked theProfessor Greenwas waiting with open arms to play to in our opinion, the biggest audience of the day so far.
As the crowd waited eagerly for The Professor to arrive on stage, the tent was filled to the brim as Green, real nameLily Allen (although his backing singer did an amazing job filling in), the huge album trackTinchy Stryder's storming set.
Tinchy put on an impressive display, with a no frills performance as he played with just a DJ working his way through hits such asTaio Cruz collaboration, Take Me Back.
Although Cruz was absent from the performance, Stryder's crowd gave him a helping hand just in time for Tinchy to deliver arguably some of his biggest hits - Never Leave You and Number 1.
As the day drew to a close, it was time for headliner M.I.A's set. The star was unfortunately late on stage but when she eventually emerged, dressed in white jeans and a baggy white t-shirt the crowd went crazy.
Joined by her backing singers wearing an interesting choice of costume, M.I.A blasted through some of her biggest hits including Boys, Illegal and the amazing Road Runner.
M.I.A put on an energetic performance, even jumping into the audience and doing a bit of crowd surfing at one point as well as throwing her sunglasses into what had become a mosh pit at this stage.
The controversial single Born Free and smash hit Paper Planes were obvious crowd pleasers as the teens jumped on one another's shoulders to get a better look at M.I.A.
The once peaceful crowd had turned into a scene from Glastonbury as people danced hard and threw drinks up in the air as M.I.A closed the Underage Festival for another year.
By Joanne Dorken