Radio 1 will hold the BBC’s biggest ever FREE ticketed live music event, on Hackney Marshes on 23-24 June 2012, as part of the London 2012 Festival. The event will feature six BBC stages, and 100,000 people will be able to attend.
This year’s event is wedged between the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the Olympics and will see the likes of Ed Sheeran, Professor Green and Jessie J are among those confirmed for the two-day Hackney Marshes event.
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, Jessie J, Labrinth, Lana Del Rey, Leona Lewis, Magnetic Man, Maverick Sabre, Michael Kiwanuka, Mindless Behaviour, Nero, Plan B, Professor Green, 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
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.
For more information see the Hackney Weekend website.