Summertime Ball

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For the concert held in December, see Jingle Bell Ball.
Summertime Ball
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.[1] 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 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.

Mini Festivals[edit]


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.[2]

The event was hosted by Capital London presenters Rich Clarke, Kat Shoob, Lisa Snowdon and Johnny Vaughan. The show was sponsored for its first year by Barclaycard.

Line up[edit]

2009 Summertime Ball Stars

Kelly Clarkson
Leona Lewis
Katy Perry
James Morrison
Lionel Richie
Mark Ronson
Daniel Merriweather
The Saturdays
Enrique Iglesias
Alesha Dixon
Dizzee Rascal
Calvin Harris

Artists (in order of performance):[3]

Kelly Clarkson's Headlining Setlist[edit]

  1. "Since U Been Gone"
  2. "I Do Not Hook Up"
  3. "Because of You"
  4. "My Life Would Suck Without You"



Stars of the 2010 Summertime Ball

Justin Bieber
Cheryl Cole
Dizzee Rascal
Scouting for Girls
Alexandra Burke
Jason Derulo
Pixie Lott

Capital's Introducing Segment

Ellie Goulding
The Wanted
Tinie Tempah
Marina and the Diamonds

Surprise Performers

Esmee Denters
Sean Kingston
Florence and the Machine

The event was again hosted by Capital London presenters Rich Clarke, Kat Shoob, Lisa Snowdon and Johnny Vaughan.


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

Jennifer Lopez
Jessie J
Enrique Iglesias
Nicole Scherzinger
The Wanted
Cee Lo Green
Mike Posner
Far East Movement
Katy B
Wretch 32

Surprise & Guests Acts

Dev and The Cataracs
Lauren Bennett

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[edit]

  1. "Waiting for Tonight"
  2. "Jenny from the Block"
  3. "Get Right"
  4. "I'm Into You"
  5. "On the Floor"


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
Justin Bieber
Jessie J
The Wanted
Ed Sheeran
Kelly Clarkson
Flo Rida
Rita Ora

Capital FM's Introducing Segment

Cover Drive
Conor Maynard
Lana Del Rey

Surprise Acts & Guest Appearances

Dizzee Rascal
Rizzle Kicks
Carly Rae Jepsen

Katy Perry's Headlining Setlist[edit]

  1. "Hot N Cold"
  2. "Teenage Dream"
  3. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)"
  4. "Part of Me"
  5. "Wide Awake"
  6. "The One That Got Away"
  7. "We Are the Champions"
  8. "Firework"
  9. "California Gurls

Coldplay's Headlining Setlist[edit]

  1. "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall"
  2. "Yellow"
  3. "Princess of China"
  4. "Viva La Vida"
  5. "Charlie Brown"
  6. "Paradise"



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, 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.[5][6]

2013 Summertime Ball Stars

Robbie Williams
Taylor Swift
Olly Murs
Jessie J
The Wanted
The Saturdays
Ellie Goulding
Rizzle Kicks
Union J
Charlie Brown
Naughty Boy
Loveable Rogues
Duke Dumont
James Arthur

Surprise & Special Guests
Eliza Doolittle
Sam Smith
Ella Henderson
Ella Eyre
John Newman
Ed Sheeran

DJ Sets

Marvin Humes


Justin Timberlake



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 May 8, 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

Miley Cyrus
Pharrell Williams
David Guetta
Ellie Goulding
Calvin Harris
Enrique Iglesias
5 Seconds of Summer
Ed Sheeran
Rita Ora
The Vamps
Jessie J
Union J
Little Mix
Clean Bandit
Duke Dumont
Austin Mahone
Ella Henderson
Iggy Azalea
Only the Young

Special Guests

Jess Glynne
DJ Cassidy
Nathan Sykes
Charli XCX

DJ Sets

Marvin Humes



The 2015 Summertime Ball will return to Wembley Stadium for the sixth consecutive time and be held in June 2015. Justin Bieber and Rihanna may be headliners. And also chaz and dave.

Most Popular Performers[edit]

Bold indicates they headlined a night of ball that year.

Number of Appearances Artist Years Appeared
4 Jessie J 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
The Wanted 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
3 Cheryl 2010, 2012, 2014
Dizzee Rascal 2009, 2010, 2012
Ed Sheeran 2012, 2013, 2014
Ellie Goulding 2010, 2013, 2014
Enrique Iglesias 2009, 2011, 2014
JLS 2009, 2010, 2011
2 A*M*E 2013, 2014
Calvin Harris 2009, 2014
Duke Dumont 2013, 2014
Ella Henderson 2013, 2014
Example 2011, 2012
Justin Bieber 2010, 2012
Katy Perry 2009, 2012
Kelly Clarkson 2009, 2012
Labrinth 2010, 2013
Lawson 2012, 2013
Rita Ora 2012, 2014
Rizzle Kicks 2012, 2013
The Saturdays 2009, 2013
Union J 2013, 2014
Usher 2010, 2012 2010, 2013

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Summertime Ball | #CapitalSTB". Capital FM. 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  2. ^ Alex Macpherson (2009-06-09). "Pop review: Capital FM Summertime Ball / Emirates Stadium, London | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Summertime Ball | #CapitalSTB". Capital FM. 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Summertime Ball | #CapitalSTB". Capital FM. 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Taylor Swift shows off her long legs in tiny shorts as she's joined on stage by Ed Sheeran at the Summertime Ball". Daily Mail. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Let us entertain you! Robbie Williams closes the Summertime Ball with Angels after host Justin Timberlake goes acoustic to perform Cry Me A River". Daily Mail. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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