Summertime Ball

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Summertime Ball
Mini-festival concert by Global Radio
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Summertime Ball 2013 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. For the last two concerts, 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.

Mini Festivals[edit]

2009[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
Akon
Blue
Katy Perry
James Morrison
Lionel Richie
JLS
Mark Ronson
Daniel Merriweather
The Saturdays
Shontelle
Noisettes
Ciara
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"

2010[edit]

Artists:[4]

Stars of the 2010 Summertime Ball

Rihanna
Usher
Justin Bieber
Cheryl Cole
JLS
Ke$ha
Dizzee Rascal
Scouting for Girls
Alexandra Burke
Jason Derulo
Pixie Lott
Chipmunk

Capital's Introducing Segment

Ellie Goulding
The Wanted
Tinie Tempah
Marina and the Diamonds

Surprise Performers

Esmee Denters
will.i.am
Labrinth
Sean Kingston
Florence and the Machine

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

2011[edit]

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
JLS
Jessie J
Enrique Iglesias
Nicole Scherzinger
The Wanted
Cee Lo Green
LMFAO
Mike Posner
Far East Movement
Katy B
Example
Wretch 32
Mann
Ne-Yo

Surprise & Guests Acts

Dev and The Cataracs
Lauren Bennett
Devlin

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"

2012[edit]

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
Coldplay
Justin Bieber
Jessie J
Usher
The Wanted
Ed Sheeran
Kelly Clarkson
Flo Rida
Example
Pitbull
Rita Ora

Capital FM's Introducing Segment

Cover Drive
Conor Maynard
Lawson

Surprise Acts & Guest Appearances

Dizzee Rascal
Cheryl Cole
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"

Setlist[edit]

2013[edit]

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.[5][6]

2013 Summertime Ball Stars

Robbie Williams
Taylor Swift
will.i.am
Olly Murs
Jessie J
The Wanted
Labrinth
The Saturdays
Ellie Goulding
Lawson
Rizzle Kicks
Union J
Disclosure
AlunaGeorge
Charlie Brown
Naughty Boy
Rudimental
Loveable Rogues
Duke Dumont
James Arthur
Psy

Surprise & Special Guests
Eliza Doolittle
Sam Smith
Ella Henderson
B.o.B
A*M*E
Ella Eyre
John Newman
Ed Sheeran

DJ Sets

Marvin Humes

Host

Justin Timberlake

Setlist[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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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