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Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

It’s true! Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z will be headlining Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012 on Saturday 23rd June. Announced this morning on the Chris Moyles Show, he is set to perform alongside a stellar line-up of acts already announced including Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, DJ Fresh, […]

Great Expectations: A Hackney Chronicle

Great Expectations: A Hackney Chronicle

Last year, a BBC World Service documentary began to chronicle the lives and hopes of people, living steps away from the Olympic Park. Earlier this month, journalist Nina Robinson returned to the large Clapton housing estate to continue filming. She talks with skeptical and hopeful residents about the legacy of the games, and what impact […]