///Rihanna and Jay-Z to headline this years BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender

Rihanna and Jay-Z to headline this years BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender

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She joins an incredible line-up which has already been announced, including Jay-Z, who will headline the event on Saturday 23 June. Together they join an impressive list of artists such as Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, DJ Fresh, Plan B, Flo Rida and Will.i.am.

BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 will be staged across two days, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2012, in East London's Hackney Marshes. The event forms part of the London 2012 Festival and will feature over 100 UK and international artists performing on six BBC stages including the Radio 1 Main Stage, Radio 1Xtra Stage, Dance Stage, In New Music We Trust Stage and the BBC Introducing Stage..

Radio 1 have made 100,000 free* tickets available for the weekend. Ticket registration has now closed. For those who have their registration number, there will be two opportunities to apply for a ticket – 11am on Sunday 25 March and 4pm on Monday 26 March, online at bbc.co.uk/radio1. The majority of tickets will be reserved for those from Hackney and the other five Olympic boroughs, with allocation on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other acts confirmed for the live event include:

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

BBC Three has been confirmed as Radio 1's television partner and will be the only channel where viewers can see the whole event.

BBC Three will also produce an exciting range of additional programming in the run up to the weekend, details of which will be announced in the coming months.

A truly multiplatform experience, the event will be broadcast on Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra with a major interactive presence online and many live performances able to watch on demand.

There are some more huge names to be added to the line-up in the coming weeks – keep listening to Radio 1 and 1Xtra for details.

This special event is being produced in partnership with Hackney Council.

Radio 1 will also be embarking on a month of outreach activity in East London ahead of the main event, including the Radio 1 & 1Xtra Academy that opens on June 1st, keep listening to Radio 1 and 1Xtra to find out how to get tickets to the Academy.

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