Jack White to play BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend

Jack White, has been added to the line-up for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend event: a huge outdoor festival set to take place next summer to celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Jack White, has been added to the line-up for BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend event: a huge outdoor festival set to take place next 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. Over 20 new acts have been added to its bill this morning (February 3).

White will perform on a bill of artists that includes Lana Del Rey, Florence And The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, The Maccabees and The Ting Tings.

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.

BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend will act as the station’s annual One Big Weekend festival. This year’s event was held in Carlisle last weekend.

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