The festival will take place on Hackney Marshes and will feature six stages and over 100,000 punters. The first two acts to be announced are Leona Lewis and Plan B — both Hackney locals (Lewis performed a short set on Radio 1 today, including a cover of 'Man Down'. Amazing).
Tickets will be allocated in a similar way to Radio 1's One Big Weekend events, with priority given to people from the neighbouring area.
Radio 1 controller Andy Parfitt told Music Week it would be "the most ambitious event in the station's 44-year history” and will be "aimed specifically at the thousands of young people who live in the boroughs directly surrounding the Olympic Park".