Described as one of Radio 1’s ‘biggest ever music events’, Hackney Weekend will be live on radio and television on 23rd and 24th June. Rap artist Jay-Z and Rihanna will headline the event.
Fearne and Greg will present live coverage from Hackney Marshes. Gemma Cairney also forms part of the presenting line-up as a roving reporter in the field.
As well as BBC Three coverage, Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, with a major interactive presence and many of the live performances made available online to watch on demand and on the BBC Red Button.
“It’s going to be a great summer of festivals this year and I can’t wait to be presenting it all for BBC Three. Not only am I going to be at three of my favourite festivals – Reading and Leeds and T in The Park – to be hosting Radio 1’s biggest event of all time, Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, will be incredible. I can’t wait. I just want to become mates with Jay-Z!” – Radio 1 DJ Greg James
BBC Three will also have coverage of other summer festivals including T in the Park and the Reading and Leeds festival.
[Written by Shaun Linden]