Green told the BBC: “I can’t wait to be part of such an amazing event. Hackney is a great place, so events like this and the Olympics will help show case the borough in a positive light.”

Other acts confirmed for the weekend event include Chase and Status, David Guetta, Jack White and current singer du jour Lana Del Rey, with previous acts already confirmed including Plan B, Tini Tempah, Deadmau5, Florence & The Machine. 

BBC Radio One’s Hackney Weekend 2012 will take place at Hackney Marshes on the 23 and 24 June, with acts spread across six stages.  

The 100, 000 tickets will be allocated to people living in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs and online registration opens on Monday Feb 6. 

The full line up, so far, is:

Andy C
Bombay Bicycle Club
Calvin Harris
Chase and Status

David Guetta

DJ Fresh
Ed Sheeran
Emil Sande
Eric Prydz

Florence & The machine
Flux Pavillion and Doctor P
Jack White

Jessie J

Lana Del Rey
Leona Lewis
Magnetic Man
Maverick Sabre

Michael Kiwanuka
Plan B

Professor Green

Rizzle Kicks

Sub Focus

Swedish House Mafia

Taio Cruz

The TingTings
The Macabees

Tini Tempah

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