Rihanna to headline BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend
Published Mar 24 2012, 17:32 GMT | By Tom Eames Rihanna
has been confirmed as the second headliner for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend event.
The 'We Found Love' singer will top the bill on the second night of the station's biggest ever free event from June 23 to June 24.
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Jay-Z was previously announced as the opening night's headlining act
at London's Hackney Marshes.
Example, Lana Del Rey, Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran and Leona Lewis are among the longlist of acts who will perform
during the weekend.
Registration for the 100,000 free tickets available closed on March 19. People who have registered will have two opportunities to apply for tickets on March 25 and March 26.
Rihanna will also headline this year's Wireless Festival at Hyde Park
on July 8.
The lineup for the event so far is as follows:
Bombay Bicycle Club
Chase & Status
Florence + The Machine
Flux Pavilion and Doctor P
Lana Del Rey
Swedish House Mafia
The Ting Tings