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Saturday 22 July 2017

Black Eyes Peas wow at Wireless

Will.i.am and Fergie (left) of The Black Eyed Peas performing on the Main Stage at the Wireless festival in Hyde Park, central London
Will.i.am and Fergie (left) of The Black Eyed Peas performing on the Main Stage at the Wireless festival in Hyde Park, central London

Black Eyed Peas played their "best show ever" as they rocked London on the opening night of the Wireless festival.

Fergie, Will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap wowed the crowds in Hyde Park with their four futuristic costume changes, as they performed hits like Boom Boom Pow and Where Is The Love.

Frontwoman Fergie, who belted out her solo hit Big Girls Don't Cry, stole the spotlight from her male bandmates, as she showed off her perfect pins in various outfits including a space-age black minidress with gold panels, and a black sequinned bodysuit and thigh-high stiletto boots.

Impressed by the 63,000 strong crowd, Taboo shouted out: "I'm going to Tweet that this is the best show we have ever played on this tour."

True to his word, he later Tweeted: "Biggest tabmagnetic fan in London town. Peas and love to all magneticas."

Will.i.am, who hit the decks to perform a DJ set featuring Michael Jackson's Thriller, Usher's OMG, Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams and House Of Pain's Jump Around, spoke about how the UK holds a special place in the band's hearts, because it is where the group had their first No 1 hit.

"We've been coming to London since 1998. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you all," he said, dedicating Where Is The Love to their UK fans. He added in a British accent: "We miss performing on Top Of The Pops, innit."

The Black Eyed Peas completed their headlining set with I Gotta Feeling, accompanied by producer David Guetta, who played the Pepsi Max stage earlier.

Bruno Mars, Tinie Tempah, Example, Chipmunk, Far East Movement and Plan B also performed on the first day of the music festival, which runs until July 3.

The Chemical Brothers headline Saturday, joined by Chase & Status, Katy B and Janelle Monae, while Pulp will close the festival on Sunday

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