Jay-Z Tapped To Headline Free Festival in UK; 100,000 Expected

(AllHipHop News) Rap superstar Jay-Z will treat to fans a free concert this summer in the UK.

Jay-Z will headline Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, which takes place in Hackney Marshes.

The show, which is expected to draw over 100,000 people, will also feature performances from Tinie Tempah, Florence and The Machine, Leona Lewis, Flo Rida, will.I.am.,
Professor Green and others.

The tickets are being given away by Radio 1, in what is the biggest concert ever organized by the UK-based company.

In total, over 100 artists from around the world will perform on six stages during the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, which takes place on June 24.

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks, while tickets will be given away beginning on Monday, March 19.

  • I respect Jay hustle but how you giving free concerts in the UK when you dont even do that in the U.S. …He wont even touch the summerjam stage anymore.

    • Tony G.

      this aint Jay doing the free concert..this is a promoted event that are giving the  tix away and he’s a performer..if someone in the states could pull an event like that im sure jay would be on board

  • A watched pot never boils


    let me just point out something to all the sleepers this coming from a dude ho told yall twice 8 years ago he was retiring  and yall still sleep walking ow well ????????

    p.s have a horrible weekend on that throne?????

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  • Sincereb6

    People in the states only mess with other people in the states, thats why they don’t have no events like this, because they see themself as supreme. Its all about unity not segregation. Americans don’t understand that though.

  • LetsBeRealpeople

    Called correct: If Jay-Z gets associated with free concerts in the States..it lowers his value. Sure he might do SXSW, but that is a long time up and coming event. It is the now new “it” place.

     That will place Jay-Z’s marketing value in line with the “hottest” bands/brands in the States. It’s the brand name not the guy on the mic that is at stake.

    Y’all who support will talk small smack, but will still buy-in. the rest of us dropped dude after “Kingdome Come”. He made it plain he is a business, man. Try not to get your artist mixed in on their brand marketing.

    You fans will never see Jay-Z associated with any summer concerts, as you know it, featuring Hip Hop artist ever again. It drops his business value. Like when your cousins show up to your job, you love them to apoint accept you don’t want to be associated..now that you “Made It”.

    I don’t agree with Jay-Z, but he is doing what he..and any of you are supposed to do in the Industry. Sell Out. His money is other people’s money..they have taken stock in him and he can’t deface their money or their brand associated with him.

    Note his “Partnerships”

     That’s how he gets to play and that’s why he gets “tapped”.  When they say go…he goes, and increases their stock value in hip hop and wherever the industry is fertile. Snap all that Illuminati, look at the bussiness. You want in, prepare to be sold.

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