Nicki Minaj joins Radio 1's Hackney Weekend line-up


Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has been added to the bill for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, taking place later this month.

The rapper will perform as a special guest on Saturday (23 June) before main stage headliner Jay-Z.

Part of the London 2012 festival, the two-day event takes place at London's Hackney Marshes.

Other artists taking to the stage over the weekend include Rihanna, Kasabian,, Florence And The Machine, Jack White, Jessie J and Leona Lewis.

Nicki Minaj will also perform her own headliner UK shows this summer, with gigs in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

The US star has already confirmed appearances at the T In The Park and Wireless festivals.

Tickets to Radio 1's Hackney Weekend are free but registration is now closed.

The majority have been allocated to people living in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs in London.

Other acts performing include Ed Sheeran, Swedish House Mafia, Emeli Sande, Calvin Harris, Nero, David Guetta, Lostprohpets, The Ting Tings, Dappy, Chase & Status, Professor Green, Michael Kiwanuka, Labrinth, Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora, Santigold, Mindless Behavior and Plan B.