Leicester rockers will play the June festival's opening day (June 23)
The event will take place on London’s Hackney Marshes on June 23–24 and will hold up to 100,000 people. Rihanna will headline the event’s second night (June 24), with Jay-Z closing the show on the event’s opening night (June 23).
BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend will act as the station’s annual One Big Weekend festival. Last year’s event was held in Carlisle. The majority of the tickets for the event, which will all be free, will be given to residents of Hackney and the surrounding London boroughs.
You can watch a recent video interview with Kasabian from this year’s Coachella festival by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
The line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 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
Kasabian are playing at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival and T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.