Last weekend, Hackney was host to some of the biggest names in the music industry for BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Big Weekend. Here at Point Blank we were not only lucky enough to have this all kick off in our vicinity but also had ex Point Blank students perform over the course of the weekend. Check out our top pick of the festival’s performances…
Orlando Shepperd took our Music Business Course and Music Production and Sound Engineering Diploma and although we may be biased, his band Arthur Beatrice played a superb set on the BBC Introducing Stage.
Check it out below…
Like what you’ve heard? Click here to find out more about Arthur Beatrice.
Jay-Z and Rihanna performing on the main stage
Kicking his set off with ‘Run This Town’ featuring Rihanna, Jay-Z had the crowd captivated with his hour long set and special appearances from M.I.A and Kayne West. Click here to check out in full.
After cracking the mainstream last year, American rapper and vocalist closed her set with her breakthrough track ’212′. Watch it here.
Making a rare UK appearance, Nas rocked onto the 1xtra stage with his live band. He entertained the masses with a mix of old and new to provide a taster of what to expect from his 10th studio album Life Is Good. Check it out here.
Hailing from East London the actor, MC and producer Plan B returned to his roots to provide a truly soulful performance. Click here to take a look at his full set.
Missed out on all the action? You can see all the highlights from the weekend on the official BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend website.