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Hackney Weekend in photos

  • Rihanna closed Radio 1's Hackney Weekend last night (24 June), running through a prodigious set of hits - with Jay-Z barging in for 'Run This Town', 'Talk That Talk' and their huge No.1 collaboration 'Umbrella'. Click through for the best shots from the free two-day festival.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • On Saturday (23 June), Ri-Ri invaded Jay-Z's headline set to chip in on 'Run This Town'.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Example turned up on Saturday afternoon, getting the crowd bouncing with monotone rave-rap classics 'Kickstarts' and 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me'.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Lana Del Rey brought the full beehive to the In New Music We Trust Stage.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Hackney Marshes saw tens of thousands of fans descend for the Radio 1 weekender.

    Photo: PA

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  • Justin Young of The Vaccines unveiled an extraordinary amount of hair for their Saturday afternoon set.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Dizzee Rascal was on hand to pledge his Ing-er-lund support once more. Oh well.

    Photo: BBC

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  • The In New Music We Trust Stage was blown away on Saturday night by Jack White's 'Blunderbuss'.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • The superblonde Nicki Minaj stormed through all the big jams from 'Roman's Revenge' to 'Super Bass'.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Rizzle Kicks got airborne on the Main Stage on Saturday.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Coolest kid on the planet Azealia Banks took it to the 1Xtra Stage on Sunday.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Kasabian played support to headliner Jay-Z, running through 'Club Foot', 'LSF', Velociraptor' and more beasts from the Leicester rock canon.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • It was even sunny, on occasion.

    Photo: BBC

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  • But heavy rain blighted Plan B's set, sending the rapper slipping several times.

    Photo: BBC

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  • The In New Music We Trust Stage went dream-pop on Saturday evening for The Maccabees.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Rock god, er, Labrinth showed us what he was made of on the 1Xtra Stage.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Bombay Bicycle Club kicked off Sunday on the In New Music We Trust Stage.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Santigold aired tracks from recent album 'Master Of My Make-Believe'.

    Photo: BBC

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  • The Main Stage was brought to life on Sunday with some squeaky rhymes from Professor Green.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Florence + The Machine switched their set from Saturday to Sunday, and threw the standard diaphanous goth goddess shapes.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Dappy soldiers on.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Devil horns? Must be Lostprophets.

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  • Jay-Z carried The Throne to Hackney, where he was joined by Kanye West.

    Photo: BBC

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  • Wretch 32 sidled on to the Main Stage as Leona Lewis opened the festival on Saturday.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Hackney got Guetta-ized on Sunday as the septuagenarian rave-pop don took the Dance Arena.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Sandwiched between Example and Nicki Minaj on Saturday, strawberry-blond truthsayer Ed Sheeran whipped up the 'Lego House' vibes.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • will.i.am attempted to prolong The Voice contestant Tyler James's career.

    Photo: PA

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  • And speaking of The Voice, Jessie J got back to doing what she does best. Singing, that is.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Emeli Sande was in strong voice on the 1Xtra Stage on Saturday. Read more about the Hackney Weekend here.

    Photo: BBC

    Added: 25 Jun 2012