Nicki Minaj added to BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend bill

'Starships' rapper joins the line-up for this month's double header

Nicki Minaj has been added to the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend event, a huge outdoor festival set to take place this summer to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games.

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).

Nicki Minaj will play under Jay-Z and Kasabian on the Main Stage on the event’s first day, joining the likes of Example, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Leona Lewis and Flo Rida in appearing on the bill.

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.

Nicki Minaj released her second album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ earlier this year and tours the UK later this month.

The line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend so far is as follows:

Andy C
Azealia Banks
Ben Howard
Bombay Bicycle Club
Calvin Harris
Chase & Status
David Guetta
DJ Fresh
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Enter Shikari
Eric Prydz
Florence + The Machine
Flux Pavilion and Doctor P
Jack White
Jessie J
Lana Del Rey
Leona Lewis
Lethal B
Magnetic Man
Maverick Sabre
Michael Kiwanuka
Mindless Behaviour
Nicki Minaj
Plan B
Professor Green
Rita Ora
Rizzle Kicks
Sean Paul
Sub Focus
Swedish House Mafia
Taio Cruz
The Maccabees
The Ting Tings
Tinie Tempah
Wretch 32

A number of other acts at Radio 1’s Big Weeked, including Nicki Minaj are playing at 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.