Manchester Heaton Park 2001 (gig)

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BBC: "Hot Headed!"
BBC: "The balls come out!"
BBC: "Good Reception: 'Plug In Baby'"
BBC listeners' vote
Muse show
Venue Heaton Park[source?] (BBC Radio 1's One Big Sunday[source?])
Date 24th June 2001[1]
Location Manchester[source?]
Country United Kingdom
Songs 2[2]
Support Unknown
Start (UTC+1) Unknown
Capacity Unknown
Price -[source?]
Sold out? -[source?]

The entire event spanned 14:00 to 16:00.[1] Unlike the previous year's performance, this one was live.[3] Balloons were released at some point during the performance.[2] After the event, those who listened were given a fortnight to vote which act they thought had been best.[2] Muse came fifth out of the seven acts that performed that day, with eight percent of the votes.[4]


Audio recordings of both tracks, presumably from a BBC Radio 1 broadcast, can be obtained here[registration needed].


After New Born Howard "Thank you!"
Before Plug In Baby Bellamy "Hey you crazy cats!"

BBC on the performance

Muse took to the stage and got a huge welcome from the Manchester crowd - even all those there for Wyclef and Usher. A big cheer went up when the band launched into favourite 'Plug In Baby' - and current track 'Newborn' [sic] went down well too! Maybe it's because the inflatable blow up balls were released half way through!



  1. a b BBC - Radio 1 - One Big Sunday (2001). BBC. Retrieved 2008-03-27 from
  2. a b c BBC - Radio 1 - One Big Sunday (2001). BBC. Retrieved 2007-03-15 from
  3. a b [Recording]. BBC. Retrieved from
  4. Manchester vote results (2001-07). BBC. Retrieved 2008-03-27 from [verify]

See also

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