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Summertime Ball
Mini-festival concert by Global
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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.[1] 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[edit]

Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Akon were the headline acts for the first ever Summertime Ball. Blue and Katy Perry were the supporting headliners.

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

Line up[edit]

2009 Summertime Ball Stars

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

2010[edit]

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.

Line up[edit]

2010 Summertime Ball Stars

Rihanna
Usher
Cheryl Cole
JLS
Justin Bieber
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
Calvin Harris
Florence and the Machine

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.

Line up[edit]

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 & Guest Acts

Dev & The Cataracs
Lauren Bennett
Devlin

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.

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
Lana Del Rey
Lawson

Surprise Acts & Guest Appearances

Dizzee Rascal
Cheryl
Rizzle Kicks
Carly Rae Jepsen

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 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.[2][3] Justin Timberlake also performed at the event, despite only being listed as a host rather than a performer.

2013 Summertime Ball Stars

Robbie Williams
Taylor Swift
will.i.am
Justin Timberlake
Olly Murs
Jessie J
The Wanted
Labrinth
The Saturdays
Ellie Goulding
Lawson
Rizzle Kicks
Union J
Disclosure
AlunaGeorge
Charlie Brown
Naughty Boy
Rudimental
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]

2014[edit]

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

Miley Cyrus
Pharrell Williams
David Guetta
Ellie Goulding
Calvin Harris
Enrique Iglesias
Cheryl
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
Kiesza
Rixton
Only the Young

Special Guests

Jess Glynne
DJ Cassidy
Nathan Sykes
A*M*E
Charli XCX

DJ Sets

Marvin Humes

Setlist[edit]

2015[edit]

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.[4] On 27 April 2015 One Direction announced they were going to be the first headliners for the show.[5] 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.[6]

2015 Summertime Ball Stars

One Direction
Avicii
Ariana Grande
Kelly Clarkson
Flo Rida
Jess Glynne
Jason Derulo
Olly Murs
Carly Rae Jepsen
Pitbull
Meghan Trainor
Martin Garrix
Ne-Yo
Rita Ora
Little Mix
LunchMoney Lewis
Nick Jonas
Rixton
Fifth Harmony
Nathan Sykes
Omi

Special Guests

Tinie Tempah

DJ Sets

Marvin Humes

Setlist[edit]

2016[edit]

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

Little Mix
Tinie Tempah
Zayn
Jess Glynne
Mike Posner
Ariana Grande
Lukas Graham
Years & Years
Jillionaire
The Vamps
Clean Bandit & Louisa Johnson
Nick Jonas
Will.i.am
WSTRN
Zara Larsson
Nathan Sykes
Sigala
Flo Rida
Craig David

Surprise Guests

Lydia Lucy
Imani
John Newman
Bryn Christopher
Katy B
Dizzee Rascal
MNEK

Setlist[edit]

2017[edit]

The Summertime Ball will return to Wembley Stadium for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday 10 June 2017. Artists were announced on Capital Breakfast by Roman Kemp the week commencing 8 May 2017.

2017 Summertime Ball Stars

Bruno Mars
Maroon 5
Little Mix
Niall Horan
Shawn Mendes
Zara Larsson
Stormzy
Dua Lipa
Louisa Johnson
Clean Bandit
Anne-Marie
Charlie Puth
James Arthur
Olly Murs
Sean Paul
Rag'n'Bone Man
Zedd
Jax Jones & Raye
Julia Michaels
JP Cooper
Martin Jensen
5 After Midnight

Surprise Guests
TBA

Most popular performers[edit]

Bold indicates they headlined a ball that year.

Apps. Artist Years Appeared
7 Nathan Sykes
*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
Usher 2010, 2012
Justin Bieber 2010, 2012
Labrinth 2010, 2013
Jason Derulo 2010, 2015
Example 2011, 2012
Ne-Yo 2011, 2015
Mike Posner 2011, 2016
Rizzle Kicks 2012, 2013
Pitbull 2012, 2015
Carly Rae Jepsen 2012, 2015
Union J 2013, 2014
Ella Henderson 2013, 2014
Duke Dumont 2013, 2014
The Vamps 2014, 2016
Rixton 2014, 2015
Ariana Grande 2015, 2016
Nick Jonas 2015, 2016
Niall Horan
*as a member of One Direction
2015*, 2017
Zara Larsson 2016, 2017

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