BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 - Day 1

Day 1 of the UK's biggest free ticketed event kicked off with a bang. With performances throughout the day from the likes of The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, Ed Sheeran, Example and more, the crowds were never short of something to do. There's more to come tonight though. Those fortunate enough to win tickets via online registration, can catch headline sets from Jay-Z, Kasabian, Jack White, Lostprophets, Sean Paul, Flo Rida and Swedish House Mafia.
Earlier this afternoon Leona Lewis and Dappy opened the festival with light sets. They were followed (respectively) by Rizzle Kicks and Emeli Sande.

The festival which runs until tomorrow night (Sunday 24th June) contains six stages and 100+ artists, which means there's something for everyone regardless of your musical preferences. In my opinion the INMWT (In New Music We Trust) stage is the place to be this weekend. This is because over the duration of the event you are able to catch artists such as Jack White, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, Chase & Status, Magnetic Man, Lana Del Rey, Enter Shikari, Sub Focus, Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club. Even if you're not a fan of the artists I just listed, it's still worth giving them a watch as they'll blow your mind with their sets. Honestly check out their videos on the Radio 1 website, when they've been uploaded. You won't be disappointed.

Come back tomorrow to see my review/summary of Hackney Weekend - Day 2.