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Florence And The Machine and Tinie Tempah for BBC Radio One's Hackney Weekend

Stars sign up for 2012 Olympics warm-up gig

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Florence And The Machine and Tinie Tempah have been added to the bill for BBC Radio One's Hackney Weekend.

The 'Ceremonials' band and the 'Disc-Overy' rapper will join the likes of Leona Lewis and Plan B for the free bash, which will take place next year from June 23 – 24 at London Hackney Marshes in the run-up to the Olympics.

Tickets for the event, which will have more than double the capacity of Big Weekends, will be obtained through a lottery, with announcements set to be made in the following weeks. For more information visit BBC.co.uk/radio1/events/hackneyweekend2012.

Last month, Tinie Tempah revealed that he wanted to collaborate with Take That's Gary Barlow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin on the follow-up to 'Disc-Overy'. He plans to release his next album in April 2012.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, Florence And The Machine announced a 10-date arena tour for March 2012, with support coming from The Horrors and Spector.

You can also watch a video interview with Florence Welch discussing 'Ceremonials' by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (November 25) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Florence And The Machine tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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