May 25 2013 Latest news:
Sarah Ingrams, Reporter
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Leona Lewis was not the only star delighted to be performing on home turf at Saturday’s BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Hackney Weekend.
Singer-songwriter Delilah, who lives in Shoreditch, said she was “really excited to be here” at the music festival on Hackney Marshes.
The 21-year-old, born Paloma Stoeker, performed on the In New Music We Trust stage in the afternoon.
She told the Gazette: “I feel like I’m a bit of an old hand at festivals but doing it by myself is a bit different. This year is the first time I’m doing this as a solo artist.”
Previously, Delilah has collaborated with Chase & Status and played at Glastonbury.
She added: “Fans can always expect energy in my set and they’re going to have a good time. I love being at the festival and I’m just going to sing my little heart out and have fun.
“Last weekend I played Lovebox [in Victoria Park]. It’s really nice having so many music-orientated events going on in Hackney especially after all the drama of last year.
“As a teenager I used to have a lot of friends in Hackney and I used to love going out here a lot.”
A rich mix of music stars wowed the crowds on Hackney Marshes on Saturday.
Main stage headline act Jay-Z arrived by helicopter and was joined onstage by tomorrow’s headliner Rihanna as well as M.I.A. and Kanye West.
Air cadets have cancelled a planned fundraiser at a local supermarket in order to keep a low-profile following the terrorist attack in Woolwich, London.
Getting work after college was a struggle for one student, but an apprenticeship with a local company has seen her land that all important first job.
The four groups said London’s status as a multi-cultural city which “respects and celebrates diversity” is what makes it one of the most “dynamic, progressive and tolerant cities in the world”.
Brave young Scouts braced themselves for a night of ghoulish storytelling in a spooky mansion.