High demand causes delays

Fans have complained after huge demand caused delays in the race to grab Radio 1's Hackney Weekend tickets.

Unveiled earlier this year, BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend is set to dominate the summer headlines. Grabbing some globally recognised icons, the one off event boasts appearances from Jack White, Jay-Z and many, many more.

Tickets are free, with the majority of passes reserved for local residents. Due to the density of London’s population, though, this means that a huge number of people are going to apply for a set volume of tickets.

Lines opened this morning (March 25th) and almost immediately fans were presented with a series of challenges. The See Tickets site slowed due to the high volume of traffic, with some fans left unable to get through.

Elsewhere, delays of up to an hour were reported with #hackneyweekend becoming the UK’s top trending topic. A short statement on the Radio 1 Twitter feed apologised for any delays fans had been experiencing: “We're aware that some of you are experiencing problems booking tickets. We're working hard to get this fixed as soon as possible.”

Tickets for those living outside of London have now sold out. A second batch of passes for London residents will open tomorrow (March 26th).

Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend runs between June 23rd – 24th.

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