Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Hackney Weekender 2012

 Set in the heart of Hackney Marshes in East London, Hackney Weekend was definitely looking like it will be remembered as THE festival of the summer for MANY years ... just for £2.50? 
The waiting seemed to have lasted for a LONG time !!! From waking up on that very Sunday to book our tickets, site crashing etc, to arriving on the day, going through  stringent security checks and several people examining my ticket; I entered the site which would be music’s equivalent of heaven for the next 10 hours.




1st, Jourdan and I went to check out Westwood at the DJ stage and we were welcomed with rhythms from  all different genres making us 2 step which then lead us to bumping into quite a number of our college friends . 
Even though I am not a particular fan of Westwood, I admit he got me and the fellow crowd moving to his music!
Afterwards, we opted for the BBC introducing stage and met fellow candi student -Prince Kongo !! Also got to see our homegirl Jade from UD vocal collective doing her thing !! That stage had SO much talent for me to describe ... but for more, check out Jourdan's blog ^_^.


 
Jade Agbloe-bailli√© and Prince





Up next ... we shoved and scuffled along to the 1Xtra stage ... awaiting for Emeli Sande, DJ Fresh (who also had Rita Ora as his guest), and my love ... Trey Songz !!! Those 30 mins of each of their performances were HOTT !!! OMG !!! I recorded them on my iphone ... and they're on my youtube channel ;)



  


On that day, we also saw my Uncle Sean Paul and his 30mins performance consisted of those old school tunes which I remembered him for like Gimmie the Light, and Get Busy ... tbh, I don't know why he doesn't go back to his old ways ... I'm not really feeling these new songs of his loool


But the main highlight of our day at the festival was from the main stage .... From Ed Sheeran, to Nicki Minaj, to my uncle (yes He is my uncle loool) Jigga !!!! We all thought that his only guest would be Kanye ... but he also brought on Ri Ri and MIA ... the performance was EPIC!!! Jay Z performed old tunes like 99 problem to collaborations like Bonie & Clyde (with my aunty Beyonce at the front in the audience) to songs of his latest album with 'Ye, Watch the Throne.


 




Loved Saturday, and thanks to my boo Jourdan Jae for allowing me to be her guest !!! I got to see Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, Trey Songz, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Jay Z AND Kanye West for just £2.50


Isn't God good?
Thumbs up from Jourdz
check out her blog about Hackney weekend






You can watch videos and see photos from the whole of Hackney Weekend on the BBC Radio 1 website.
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