The weekend saw Hackney festival goers delight in performances from the likes of Rihanna, Jay Z, Nikki Minaj, Rizzle Kicks and Jessie J, to name but a few. And all for free… Yep, the lucky attendees were able to register for tickets prior to the event, so long as they had the appropriate post code. Despite the England football team being booted out of the European Championship on the same weekend, spirits were kept high on Hackney Marshes, the location of the festival.
Radio 1, the organisers behind the festival did not disappoint with the biggest music event in their calendar. Two days of non-stop entertainment saw A-list American and British stars give some astounding performances; Saturday’s entertainment included Jay Z nailing the headline set with help from Kanye West, prodigy MIA and Rihanna.
Sunday’s performances included some of the best British talent around, ranging from Professor Green, Jessie J, Plan B and Florence + the Machine.
Despite the weather dampening the festival spirit elsewhere in the country, Hackney Festival was a great success with everyone enjoying the music, the vibe and the talent. Hats off to Radio 1 on making a lot of people happy!