Music fans can register their interest to attend BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend from this morning. Ticket registration is open for six weeks and will close at 11pm on Monday 19 March.
To register, users need to go to the Radio 1 website, and upload their details and a photo. Those who register will then be able to apply to for up to two tickets online or by phone on the 25 and 26 March.
Tickets for the event are free, but there will be a small handling fee. Most of the tickets are reserved for residents of Hackney and the other five Olympic boroughs. All other applicants will be considered for tickets on a first come, first serve basis.
The two-day Hackney Marshes event will take place on 23 and 24 June and 100,000 tickets have been made available. The event is set to feature over one hundred UK and international artists. The full list of artists performing can be viewed here.
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney said: “Radio 1 are bringing the biggest event in their history to Hackney and we’re playing our part to make it the best ever. The line-up is impressive and, with much more to come, the Hackney Weekend will be at the top of the list for music fans this year.
“The BBC couldn’t have made a better choice – the Hackney Marshes is a unique venue, there’s a huge level of local enthusiasm and, with the Olympic Games in Hackney, we’re better prepared than anyone to host the event”
Professor Green said: “Hackney is a great place, so events like this and the Olympics will help showcase the borough in a positive light. It’s going to be an amazing weekend and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”
Radio 1 will carry out outreach activities in east London ahead of the main event. This will includes the Radio 1 & 1Xtra Academy, which will open on 1 June. Young people from Hackney will be invited to attend and take part in workshops and sessions on a range of subjects including business, the arts, career development and media skills, including radio production and journalism.
Hackney born Radio 1 & 1Xtra DJ Trevor Nelson said: “It’s not just the main event that will have a lasting impact in Hackney and the area – but the exciting projects that we are doing beforehand – like the Academy. I’m proud to be an ambassador for this event and I can’t wait until June!”
EastLondonLines had previously reported that Hackney Council is calling for people to volunteer at the event.