Radio 1's free Hackney Weekend 2012 music festival delivers line-up of Olympic proportions - ticket registration starts Monday 6th Feb
Unless you've been living in a bank vault or on Mercury for the last few years, you'll be aware of a forthcoming event called the Olympics. Much of East London is set to benefit at different levels, none more so than Stratford itself. Musically-speaking though, E1 to E10 is all set to benefit from two momentous occasions in the summer.
The first is the opening of the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy which, as is described on the station's official website, "will be a place to be inspired, gain practical experience and share ideas". The second event is Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, a HUGE FREE festival that takes place on 23rd and 24th June and is set to feature an enviable roster of just about every chart act going.
Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Florence and the Machine and Leona Lewis represent the pop-angle, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Plan B, Maverick Sabre and Wretch 32 weigh in with local chops and Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Nero, Eric Prydz and Magnetic Man should keep the dance crowd happy. The bands Bombay Bicycle Club and The Maccabees will offer some guitar-based light relief.
In order to attend, you'll need to listen to Chris Moyles on Monday and click on the link below to register for your free tickets. It's all on a first-come first-served basis and there are 100,000 tickets up for grabs - free, gratis etc (except for a small handling fee of £2.50). Don't even ask why it's free - just register and hope. Simples!
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