D’Banj, Ice Prince, Tinie Tempah, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Emelie Sande and many more…Rock the crowd at BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend

On the weekend of June 23rd -24th a jam packed selection of A-list music stars wowed London on what proved to be a spectacular 48-hour live music event. The free music festival  organised by BBC Radio 1 attracted over 100,000 people, to east London’s Hackney Marshes.

The event featured a mixture of 100+ international and UK artists who performed across six different stages. The incredible line-up of artists included Jay-Z, who headlined the festival alongside Kanye West bringing together an absolutely amazing performance. Fellow artist Rihanna was also present as well as an impressive list of other major artists such as Nigeria’s own D’Banj and Ice Prince, Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Emelie Sande, Trey Songz, Sean Paul, Leona Lewis, Will.i.am, Sean Paul, Gyptian, Taio Cruz, B.o.B, Labrinth, Dizzee Rascal and many more…

Check out our selection of highlights from London’s biggest weekend!!

D’Banj delivers a cracking performance on the Radio 1xtra stage

Tinie Tempah on Main Stage

Ice Prince on the Radio 1xtra stage

Headline act: Jay Z performing on the main stage

Kanye West and Jay Z get the crowd jumping during their performance

Jay Z and Rihanna perform together

Nicki Minaj on main stage

Rita Ora

Emeli Sande

Leona Lewis

Jessie J

Jessie J



Trey Songz

Sean Paul



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Dizzee Rascal

Words: Adeola Idowu

Photo Credits: BBC Pictures