Girlguiding BIG GIG 2011 report
Over 31,000 Guides aged 10 to 14 attended
Girlguiding's BIG GIG 2011 - a series of three pop concerts
held at Wembley Arena on 1 and 2 October.
This exclusive girl-only event featured performances from some of
the UK's hottest musicians, including Pixie Lott and X
Factor finalist Olly Murs.
Pixie, who used to be a Brownie, came on stage wearing a Brownie
uniform during Sunday's show. The star played her first BIG GIG in
2009 and was welcomed back this year to rapturous applause.
She said, 'The crowd are always so enthusiastic. They had their
bunny ears on and everyone was jumping up and down so I really
loved it. It was great to be back again.'
Each show played to a sold-out crowd of over 10,000 Guides who were wowed by musicians including
Eliza Doolittle and teenage soul singer Dionne Bromfield. Popular
new artist Ed Sheeran received some of the biggest cheers of the
night when he performed using just a guitar and an effects
The Guides sang along to every act and left the BIG GIG on a
high as top boyband The Wanted closed proceedings with a
pyrotechnics display at the end of their set.
Joanna, 12, from 3rd Southwick Guides, West Sussex, summed up what
most were thinking when she concluded 'it was
During the weekend Girlguiding produced an
access-all-areas live blog on life backstage,
featuring performance reviews and gossip directly from
the stars. View
the blog, along with excusive interviews with the