Hackney revealed as the next hosts for a ‘big’ weekend

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Hackney revealed as the next hosts for a ‘big’ weekend


It might not seem like the first place you would think of for a celebration of the 2012 Olympics and all things British – but Hackney has been announced as the hosts for a bigger version of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend next year.

The premise is very much the same as the Big Weekend with six tents, the live TV and radio coverage, plenty of big names, and a ticket system that favours the local people.

However, this will be different because tickets will be made available to over double the amount of people, it will take place in June and it will also encompass more of BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Local artists Plan B and Leona Lewis are already on the bill and the event will run on June 23rd and June 24th.

The Sun also has rumoured artists on the scale of Jay Z or Kanye West could headline the event, especially as Glastonbury will be taking a break next year.