BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th June 2012
Hackney Marshes, London, England MAP
Daily capacity: 50,000
Last updated: Fri 22nd Jun 2012

BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend is a music festival run by BBC Radio 1, who will hold their annual free music festival at Hackney Marshes east London in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics. The two day free festival for 50,000 per day will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2012.

This event is run in a different location within the United Kingdom each time. It is the biggest free live music event in the UK and always includes a host of new artists.

The event, more than double the capacity of previous Big Weekends, will feature six stages of music.


The latest addition is Nicki Minaj.

Artists already confirmed are headliners Jay-Z and Rihanna, plus Kasabian, Ben Howard, Madeon, Trey Songz, Sean Paul, Tinchy Stryder, Flo Rida, Devlin, Azealia Banks, Mindless Behavior, Chip, Boy Better Know, Skepta, JME, Andy C, Bombay Bicycle Club, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Dappy, David Guetta, D'banj, Deadmau5, DJ Fresh, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Eric Prydz, Flux Pavilion & Doctor P, Florence & the Machine, Jack White, Jessie J, Labrinth, Lana Del Rey, Leona Lewis, Magnetic Man, Maverick Sabre, Michael Kiwanuka, Nero, Plan B, Professor Green, Rizzle Kicks, Sub Focus, Swedish House Mafia, Taio Cruz, The Maccabees, The Ting Tings, Tinie Tempah,, and Wretch 32.

They'll be joined by over 100 international and UK artists, bands and DJs. For the line-up details, and day splits, as available please click here.


Tickets are free and are obtained through a lottery. There is no charge for the concert itself, but a handling fee of £2.50 per ticket will be applied to help cover all associated ticket handling costs. The majority of the tickets for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 are being allocated to people living in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs. Registration is now open, and will close at 11pm on Monday 19th March. To register for tickets, click here.

25,000 tickets for Saturday and 25,000 tickets for Sunday will be available at 11am on Sunday 25th March and a further 25,000 tickets for each day at 4pm on Monday 26th March.

More info

For more information see the Hackney Weekend website.

More information will be here when available.

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