Sunday, 19 February 2012

Radio 1 Big Weekend in Hackney 23/24 June

BBC Radio 1 is holding its Hackney Big Weekend on Hackney Marshes on the 23/24 June.
Headline acts will include Leona Lewis, Jack White, D'banj, Jessie J, Will.I.Am, Florence and the Machine, Tinie Tempah and Plan B.50% of tickets for this event will be allocated to Hackney residents.
Hackney Big Weekend will be a great opportunity for the borough. There will be workshops at the Radio 1 Academy in Hackney, open DJ sessions, visits from top artists and DJs and 20% of food concessions within the site will go to Hackney businesses.
Attendance is free for the event but a booking fee of £2.50 will be charged.
There is a two-step procedure for ticket allocation - registration is NOW OPEN.
Applicants must be over 16 years of age by 23 June 2012 and must first register their details online including uploading a recent photo.Once registered, applicants can then apply for tickets by phone or online starting on the 25th March.
Full details including frequently asked questions are available on the Radio 1 website.
Any new acts from East London interested in performing on the Introducing Stage can upload examples of their music at the BBC website.
All details of this exciting East London event are available at the special BBC Hackney Weekend website.

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