Radio 1's Hackney Weekend: Fans get ready for Rihanna

24 June 2012 Last updated at 16:57 BST

Fans attend the second day of Radio 1's Hackney Weekend festival.
Linda Trubshaw, Claire Doran, Zoe Day, Hannah Day, Georgie Hodson, Alys Morgan, Chris Bonney, and Imogen Mercer made their own version of the
Fifty thousand people are in London's Hackney Marshes for the second day of Radio 1's Hackney Weekend. Linda Trubshaw, Claire Doran, Zoe Day, Hannah Day, Georgie Hodson, Alys Morgan, Chris Bonney, and Imogen Mercer made their own version of the "Hackney" word sculpture.
Leanne Jackman, Sophie Welby, Jade Hubbard and Koren Hubbard
Among the first arrivals were students Leanne Jackman, Sophie Welby, Jade Hubbard and Koren Hubbard, who had come to east London from Devon. Sophie said they were "well up for it" - with Rihanna the act they were most looking forward to seeing.
Rihanna fan Shanice
Seven-year-old Shanice made her way to the main stage as soon as she arrived. Her mum, Michelle, said she would be carrying Shanice on her shoulders during her favourite acts - Rihanna and Jessie J.
Fans watch dance acts Flux Pavilion and Doctor P in the Dance Arena
Thousands of fans watched dance acts Flux Pavilion and Doctor P who played in the Dance Arena during the afternoon.
Zane Lowe backstage
BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe checks the weather ahead of his performance in the Dance Arena. Forecasters had predicted heavy showers which materialised but quickly cleared around lunchtime.
Professor Green plays on the main stage
Hackney-born rapper Professor Green was the first act on the main stage at lunchtime. He opened his set with his single Jungle which makes reference to the local area.
Professor Green speaking to Gemma Cairney.
Professor Green was interviewed by Radio 1's Gemma Cairney after coming off stage. He later said: "The crowd were up for it, they made it easy for me. The heavens threatened to opened - they did for a second."
Fans watch Jessie J
Jessie J was a popular choice for younger members of the audience. The Essex singer wore striking black-and-white leggings, and performed tracks including Domino and Price Tag.
Fans watch dance acts Flux Pavilion and Doctor P in the Dance Arena
The festival is the biggest event in Radio 1's 44-year history. The Dance Arena proved one of the most popular of the six stages on Hackney Marshes.
Labrinth speaks to Radio 1 Newsbeat's Steve Holden
More than 100 performers are playing over the two days of the event. Hackney musician Labrinth came off stage and told Newsbeat's Steve Holden: "It's exhilarating for me because I'm in my home town."
Charlie Brace having her face painted
Charlie Brace, 20, from Hackney took refuge from the rain and had her face painted at one of the site's many stalls. "I just wanted something colourful," she said.
Lana Del Rey shows her manicured nails
American musician Lana Del Rey played the In New Music We Trust stage. Afterwards she revealed that she's a big fan of UK singer Cheryl Cole. "She's amazing," she said. "She's one of Britain's angels and I love her and she knows that."
Fans dance to Dizzee Rascal
Fans enjoyed a surprise unannounced set from east London rapper Dizzee Rascal on the main stage as the weather cleared to blue skies. He played hits including Bonkers, The Power, and Holiday.
Dizzee Rascall wearing an England shirt
Dizzee's set coincided with the start of England's Euro 2012 tie against Italy. Wearing the side's strip, Dizzee prayed for an England victory. "If they don't win it's going to be mad," he said. "I've got the shirt. I didn't have time to put 'Rascal' on the back though." England went on to lose the game on penalties.
Fans Zara Clark and Matt Glass during Rihanna's set
Rihanna headlined the weekend with a set including hits Umbrella and Run This Town in which rapper Jay Z also appeared. Fans Zara Clark, 28, and Matt Glass, 27 described her as "amazing, amazing". Matt said: "She's gorgeous, we love it."
The main stage during Rihanna's set
Rihanna's stage show was based around an ancient Egyptian theme, with a pyramid of lights and a glowing Sphynx on stage. As the show came to an end a fireworks display illuminated the sky above the main stage. (All photos by Tom Bateman)