|Mini-festival concert by Global Radio|
Summertime Ball 2015 logo
|Venue||Emirates Stadium (2009)
Wembley Stadium (2010–)
The Summertime Ball is a mini-festival held each June by Global Radio. The first ball was at Emirates Stadium in 2009, but has since been held at Wembley Stadium. It is promoted and broadcast by the Capital network. There has been four different sponsors since its first event. Since 2012, Vodafone has been the sponsor. In 2009, Barclaycard sponsored the ball. The following year ASOS.com sponsored the event, with Starbucks sponsoring the event in 2011.
A portion of ticket sales profit is donated to Help a Capital Child (formerly Help a London Child), the Capital charity.
- 1 Mini Festivals
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 External links
The first three acts to be announced were Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Akon. These three acts were promoted as the headline acts. The critical response to the mini-festival was generally positive; Kelly Clarkson performed an outstanding acoustic version of her song "Because of You". The mini-festival was also touted as Leona Lewis' home-coming gig, due to the fact that she had spent the majority of the year in the USA promoting her album. The critical response to her "Bleeding Love" was mainly positive. Lionel Richie also performed in front of the 55,000-strong crowd, and Capital FM managed to reform boy band Blue for a one-off gig. Katy Perry opened the show, performing in front of her largest ever audience, and was also rated highly as one of the most interesting artists that day. Many had expected Lady Gaga to be a headliner, but although she never appeared at the Summertime Ball, she later appeared at the Jingle Bell Ball on 5 December 2009.
|2009 Summertime Ball Stars|
Artists (in order of performance):
- Katy Perry - Opened
- Calvin Harris
- Dizzee Rascal
- Alesha Dixon
- Enrique Iglesias
- The Saturdays
- Daniel Merriweather
- Mark Ronson
- Leona Lewis
- Lionel Richie
- James Morrison
- Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson's Headlining Setlist
|Stars of the 2010 Summertime Ball|
The Summertime Ball 2011 was sponsored by Starbucks and took place on Sunday 12 June at Wembley Stadium in London. Jennifer Lopez was the headline act for this year's ball. Tickets for the event sold out on 3 June 2011. However, in the weeks running up to the Summertime Ball, Capital held on-air competitions to allow listeners to win tickets to the event.
|2011 Summertime Ball Stars|
In 2011, Jessie J - one of the celebrity line up - fell over during rehearsals of the summertime ball. This caused her to quit a number of shows.
The first Summertime Ball to be aired across the Capital was presented by James 'The Bassman' Bassam, Greg Burns and Rich Clarke. Roberto/Neil Williams presented interactive content and Kat Shoob was a backstage reporter.
Jennifer Lopez's Headlining Setlist
The Summertime Ball 2012 was sponsored by Vodafone and took place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 June 2012. Katy Perry and Coldplay were both headline acts for this year's ball, with Justin Bieber and Jessie J being supporting headline acts. The line-up for this year's event was announced on localised Capital Breakfast shows across the United Kingdom on 21 April 2012. This year the event features a brand new logo. Ticketmaster sold out in all categories.
|2012 Summertime Ball Stars|
Katy Perry's Headlining Setlist
- "Hot N Cold"
- "Teenage Dream"
- "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)"
- "Part of Me"
- "Wide Awake"
- "The One That Got Away"
- "We Are the Champions"
- "California Gurls"
Coldplay's Headlining Setlist
- "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall"
- "Princess of China"
- "Viva La Vida"
- "Charlie Brown"
The 2013 Summertime Ball was held on Sunday 9 June 2013 at Wembley Stadium. It was announced on 24 April 2013 that Justin Timberlake would be hosting the event. Tickets went on sale on Friday 26 April at 8am, and sold out in under 2 hours. The 2013 Summertime Ball, sponsored by Vodafone, features the most acts ever for a single Capital FM ball, with 21 performers after Wiley dropped out. The headliners, Robbie Williams and Taylor Swift will be making their ball debuts on Sunday 9 June, with will.i.am, performing at his fourth ball, but his first solo one solo, and Olly Murs, who made his debut Summertime Ball performance, being the supporting headline acts. The Wanted's fourth appearance at this ball makes them the most frequent performers at the Summertime Ball. Band member Nathan Sykes returned after having major throat surgery earlier on in the year, making this his first performance after his throat surgery.
|2013 Summertime Ball Stars|
The 2014 Summertime Ball was officially announced by Capital FM on Monday 28 April 2014, and the announcement stated that ticket and venue details will be announced the following week. On 6 May, it was confirmed that the ball would return to Wembley Stadium for fifth consecutive time and be held on Saturday 21 June. The first headliner, Miley Cyrus was announced on 7 May. The full line-up followed on 8 May, with Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as other headliners. Calvin Harris and Enrique Iglesias were later revealed to be the supporting headliners of the mini-festival. Tickets officially went on sale the following day.
Marvin Humes opened the show with a pre-DJ set. Sam Smith was due to perform, but withdrew from the show due to illness.
|2014 Summertime Ball Stars|
The 2015 Summertime Ball will return to Wembley Stadium for the sixth consecutive time and be held on Saturday 6 June 2015. On 27 April 2015 One Direction announced they were going to be the first headliners for the show. On 29 April, Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon revealed the next seven acts to perform at the mini-festival, and the rest of the lineup on 30 April. For a second year running, Sam Smith had to pull out of the show due to an operation. LunchMoney Lewis was added to the lineup on 19 May, with Rixton and Nick Jonas being added the following day. American girl group Fifth Harmony were added to the lineup on 21 May. Former The Wanted star Nathan Sykes joined the lineup on 22 May. After appearing at the ball four times together with The Wanted and joining Jessie J on stage at the Summertime Ball last year plus his awaited performance this year, it will be Nathan Sykes sixth consecutive appearance since 2010 making him the most popular performer to date.