Rapper to headline 1Xtra stage at Olympic festival
David Renshaw
11:20 14th May 2012

Nas has been confirmed to headline the 1Xtra stage at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.

The legendary New York rapper will top the bill on the 1Xtra stage on the Sunday (June 24th) of the two day event, appearing above Trey Songz, BoB and Gyptian.

The news was confirmed by 1Xtra's Twin B this morning with the Breakfast Show host taking to Twitter to say: "Nas added to the R1 Hackney Weekend line up! Yep, i know... You're welcome."

He then added: "The 1Xtra stage at R1 Hackey Weekend is actually lookoing insane!" (sic)

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend will take place on Hackney Marshes, East London on June 23-24. Rihanna will headline the Sunday with Florence + The Machine, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Plan B also set to perform.

Tickets for the weekend event have all sold out.