Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has been booked to headline BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend event, a huge outdoor festival set to take place as part the of 2012 london Olympic Games.
The event will take place on London’s Hackney Marshes on June 23–24 and will hold up to 100,000 people. Jay-z will headline the event’s opening day (June 23), with a second headliner set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The majority of the tickets for the event are being given free to residents of Hackney and the surrounding London boroughs.
Nigerian music star D’banj is one of the acts billed to perform at the festival . Among other acts confirmed to perform are David guetta, dappy,jessie j,emeli sande ,tinie tempah and leona lewis.
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