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|Mini-festival concert by Global|
Summertime Ball 2013 logo
|Venue||Emirates Stadium (2009)
Wembley Stadium (2010–)
The Summertime Ball is a mini-festival in London, held each first or second Saturday of June by Global Radio. The first ball was at Emirates Stadium in 2009, and it has since been held at Wembley Stadium. It is promoted and broadcast by the Capital network. There have 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. In 2015 a portion of ticket sales was donated to Global's Make Some Noise.
|2009 Summertime Ball Stars|
The 2010 Summertime Ball took place on Sunday 6 June 2010 at Wembley Stadium. Rihanna and Usher were the main headliners with Cheryl Cole and JLS as the supporting headliners. The event was hosted by Rich Clarke, Kat Shoob, Lisa Snowdon and Johnny Vaughan.
|2010 Summertime Ball Stars|
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|
The first Summertime Ball to be aired across the Capital network of radio stations was presented by James 'The Bassman' Bassam, Greg Burns and Rich Clarke. Roberto presented interactive content and Kat Shoob was a backstage reporter.
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|
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 Vodafone Summertime Ball featured the most acts ever for a single Capital FM ball with 21 performers. The headliners, Robbie Williams and Taylor Swift made their ball debuts on Sunday 9 June, with will.i.am, performing at his fourth ball, but his first 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 made 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. Justin Timberlake also performed at the event, despite only being listed as a host rather than a performer.
|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 the 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 returned to Wembley Stadium for the sixth consecutive time and was held on Saturday 6 June 2015. The show sold out within the second few hours of ticket shows. On 27 April 2015 One Direction announced they were going to be the first headliners for the show. LunchMoney Lewis was added to the lineup on 19 May, with Rixton, Nick Jonas and The Who being added the following day. 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 was Sykes' sixth consecutive appearance since 2010 making him the most performed act to date.
|2015 Summertime Ball Stars|
The Summertime Ball returned to Wembley Stadium for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday 11 June 2016.
Little Mix, Tinie Tempah, we're the main headliners for 2016
Zayn was due to perform at the event, however pulled out last minute due to nervous health issues. His setlist place was taken by Dizzee Rascal in the concert however Zayn was still billed as headliner on the lineup though.
|2016 Summertime Ball Stars|
|2017 Summertime Ball Stars|
Most popular performers
Bold indicates they headlined a ball that year.
*as a member of The Wanted
|2010*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|4||Dizzee Rascal||2009, 2010, 2012, 2016|
|The Wanted||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|Jessie J||2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Little Mix||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|3||JLS||2009, 2010, 2011|
|Enrique Iglesias||2009, 2011, 2014|
|Kelly Clarkson||2009, 2012, 2015|
|Cheryl||2010, 2012, 2014|
|Ellie Goulding||2010, 2013, 2014|
|Will.i.am||2010, 2013, 2016|
|Tinie Tempah||2010, 2015, 2016|
|Ed Sheeran||2012, 2013, 2014|
|Rita Ora||2012, 2014, 2015|
|Flo Rida||2012, 2015, 2016|
|Olly Murs||2013, 2015, 2017|
|Jess Glynne||2014, 2015, 2016|
|Clean Bandit||2014, 2016, 2017|
|2||Katy Perry||2009, 2012|
|The Saturdays||2009, 2013|
|Calvin Harris||2009, 2014|
|Justin Bieber||2010, 2012|
|Jason Derulo||2010, 2015|
|Mike Posner||2011, 2016|
|Rizzle Kicks||2012, 2013|
|Carly Rae Jepsen||2012, 2015|
|Union J||2013, 2014|
|Ella Henderson||2013, 2014|
|Duke Dumont||2013, 2014|
|The Vamps||2014, 2016|
|Ariana Grande||2015, 2016|
|Nick Jonas||2015, 2016|
*as a member of One Direction
|Zara Larsson||2016, 2017|
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- "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.
- "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.
- "Capital's Summertime Ball 2015 SOLD OUT! Fans Snap Up All 80,000 Tickets Within Hours".
- "WOAH! One Direction Join Capital's Summertime Ball 2015 Line-Up And Liam Payne Is "Well Excited"".
- "Kiss Us Quick Nathan! The UK Singing Sensation Joins Our Summertime Ball Line Up".