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|Mini-festival concert by Global|
|Venue||Emirates Stadium (2009)|
Wembley Stadium (2010–present)
(3pm - 10pm)
|No. of shows||One per year|
The Summertime Ball is a mini-festival in London, held each first or second Saturday of June by the radio station Capital. 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. In 2010 Cadburys sponsored the event, with Starbucks sponsoring the event in 2011.
A portion of the profit from ticket sales 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.
- 1 2009
- 2 2010
- 3 2011
- 4 2012
- 5 2013
- 6 2014
- 7 2015
- 8 2016
- 9 2017
- 10 2018
- 11 Most frequent performers
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
|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 Saturday 11 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 Saturday 8 June 2013 at Wembley Stadium. It was announced on 24 April 2013 that Justin Timberlake would be headlining 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 Saturday 8 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 an introductory DJ set.
|2014 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
Introductory DJ Set
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 and Nick Jonas 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. Sam Smith was due to perform, but withdrew from the show due to illness.
|2015 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
The Summertime Ball returned to Wembley Stadium for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday 11 June 2016.
Little Mix and Tinie Tempah were the main headliners for 2016.
Zayn was due to perform at the event, however pulled out last minute due to nervous health issues and later apologised to fans. He has never performed a concert since.
|2016 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
Introductory DJ Set
The Summertime Ball returned 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. Due to circumstances beyond Capital FM's control, Maroon 5 had to pull out and were replaced by Liam Payne and Sigala. They announced 7 acts per day for 3 days and on the 4th day they announced Bruno Mars was performing.
Little Mix and Bruno Mars were the main headliners, while Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan were the supporting headliners for 2017.
Capital FM produced three programs dedicated to this event: on 10 June 2017, it broadcast live backstage from 6am to 3pm with Rob Howard, Will Cozens and Jimmy Hill, then live coverage from Wembley from 3pm to 11pm by three presenters in order: Ant Payne, Vick Hope and The Bassman, and finally JJ ran an "Afterparty" edition until 2am at night; on the next day, JJ reviewed every best moment from the event on his slot 7-10pm. After this, the network moved back to normal programming. Highlights of the event were aired on Capital TV from 7:00pm to 10:30pm on the day of the ball.
|2017 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
The Capital Summertime Ball returned to Wembley Stadium on June 9, 2018 for a ninth successive year sponsored by Vodafone. It was announced on Friday 27 April 2018 that the lineup would be revealed on Capital Breakfast week commencing 30 April 2018. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello headlined the event with Rita Ora and Charlie Puth as supporting headliners. Tickets failed to sell out until 5 days after their release, with many fans and regular ballgoers citing this year’s ‘recycled’ lineup as the major factor. Many fans took to social media to voice their disappointment at the lack of big name stars on the billing.
On 9 June 2018, (the day of the event) Marvin Humes confirmed that he would open the Summertime Ball with an Introductory DJ Set at 2:40pm. Shawn Mendes was announced on the day to close the ball. Demi Lovato and Shawn Mendes came out, as a surprise to be Roman Kemp's guest co-host.
|2018 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
Introductory DJ Set
Most frequent performers
- Bold indicates they headlined a ball that year.
- Italics indicates they were a special guest or surprise act 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|
|Rita Ora||2012, 2014, 2015, 2018|
|Little Mix||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Jess Glynne||2014, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|Clean Bandit||2014, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|3||JLS||2009, 2010, 2011|
|Calvin Harris||2009, 2010, 2014|
|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|
|Flo Rida||2012, 2015, 2016|
|Olly Murs||2013, 2015, 2017|
|Ella Eyre||2013, 2017, 2018|
|The Vamps||2014, 2016|
|Sigala||2016, 2017, 2018|
|Louisa Johnson||2016, 2017, 2018|
|Craig David||2016, 2017, 2018|
|2||Katy Perry||2009, 2012|
|The Saturdays||2009, 2013|
|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|
|Ariana Grande||2015, 2016|
|Nick Jonas||2015, 2016|
*as a member of One Direction
*as a member of One Direction
*as a member of Fifth Harmony
|Zara Larsson||2016, 2017|
|Imani Williams||2016, 2017|
|Shawn Mendes||2017, 2018|
|Charlie Puth||2017, 2018|
|Jax Jones||2017, 2018|
|Sean Paul||2017, 2018|
|JP Cooper||2017, 2018|
- "Summertime Ball | #CapitalSTB". Capital FM. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "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".
- "Capital Summertime Ball 2015 Line-Up: One Direction, Ariana Grande And Avicii Confirmed".
- "Instagram post by Capital • Apr 28, 2016 at 7:02am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Little Mix - 'Wings' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Lukas Graham - '7 Years' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Years & Years - 'King' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- http://www.capitalfm.com/artists/major-lazer/performances/dj-set-summertime-ball-2016/ ("Lean On" was performed last)
- "The Vamps - 'I Found A Girl' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Mike Posner Brings A Taste Of 'Ibiza' To 80,000 Screaming Fans At Capital's Summertime Ball!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Clean Bandit Are Coming To The #CapitalSTB With Their New Song 'Tears'!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Nick Jonas - 'Jealous' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Will.i.am - DJ Set (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "WSTRN - 'In2' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- http://www.capitalfm.com/artists/zara-larsson/performances/lush-life-summertime-ball-2016/ http://www.capitalfm.com/events/summertime-ball/videos/performances/never-forget-you-summertime-ball-2016/
- "Jess Glynne - 'Rather Be' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Nathan Sykes - 'Over And Over Again' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- http://www.capitalfm.com/artists/sigala/performances/easy-love-summertime-ball-2016/ (Note that this reference excludes the DJ set at the beginning)
- "Dizzee Rascal - 'Bonkers' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "She's A 'Dangerous Woman' - And Ariana Grande Just Proved It With A KILLER #CapitalSTB Set!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Flo Rida - 'Wild Ones' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Craig David - '7 Days' (Live At The Summertime Ball 2016)". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- http://www.capitalfm.com/artists/tinie-tempah/performances/pass-out-summertime-ball-2016/ (Note that "Drinking From the Bottle" and "Frisky" were not performed. This can be found on the YouTube video for Tinie Tempah's set)
- "Liam Payne And Sigala Join Line-Up For Capital's Summertime Ball And Bruno Mars CONFIRMED To Open The Show". Capital. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "Instagram post by Capital • Jun 8, 2017 at 8:06am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Instagram post by Capital • May 11, 2017 at 8:30am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Instagram post by Capital • Jun 10, 2017 at 4:37pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Instagram post by @ellaeyre • Jun 10, 2017 at 6:59pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Bruno Mars Brought The (Uptown) Funk To Open The Summertime Ball In Serious Style!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "You're NEVER Going To Forget Zara Larsson's Unmissable #CapitalSTB Set!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Stormzy Got The #CapitalSTB Crowd Pumped With His Powerful Grime Bangers". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "80,000 People Were Dancing with Olly Murs Tonight As He Got The #CapitalSTB Party Started!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Louisa Johnson Wowed The #CapitalSTB Crowd With Her Infectious Brand Of Incredible Pop". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Clean Bandit Brought Louisa Johnson, Sean Paul & Anne-Marie To Their Hit Filled Summertime Ball Set!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Martin Jensen Turned The Volume Up With His Lively #CapitalSTBB Performance". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Dua Lipa Strutted Her Stuff On The #CapitalSTB Stage & Brought Her Biggest Hits With Her Too". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Jax Jones & Raye Brought Their Hit Track 'You Don't Know Me' To The #CapitalSTB Stage In The Sun!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Shawn Mendes Mashed Up His Hit 'Treat You Better' With Ed Sheeran's 'Castle On The Hill' & It Was Beautiful!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "JP Cooper Made Quite The Impact With A Stunning Debut #CapitalSTB Set". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "James Arthur Brought The Hippy Vibes To The Ball And Had The Crowds Rocking!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Zedd Turn Wembley Into A Massive Rave With His Dancfloor Bangers At The #CapitalSTB". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "5 After Midnight Prove They've Got Dance Moves For Days With An Energetic Debut #CapitalSTB Set". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "80,000 Of You Were Paying Attention - Charlie Puth Put On An Incredible #CapitalSTB Performance!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Anne-Marie Owned The #CapitalSTB Stage With Her Incredible Pop Anthems & Flawless Vocals". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Liam Payne's First Ever Solo Live Performance Is Already A #CapitalSTB Classic". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Rag'n'Bone Man Got Hella Soulful With 80,000 Of You At The #CapitalSTB". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "No 'Issues' Here - Julia Michaels Put On A Stellar Performance At The #CapitalSTB!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Sean Paul Brought ALL His Anthems For A Totally Epic #CapitalSTB Live Set". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Niall Horan Got This Town Singing Along With His Gorgeous #CapitalSTB Set - Stunning!". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Little Mix's Ninth Ball Set Was Undoubtedly Their Best Yet As They Brought ALL The Power". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "The Summertime Ball is back for 2018!!". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
- "Capital's Summertime Ball With Vodafone Is SOLD OUT: Check Out The Full Line Up".
- "Camila Cabello to open this year's Summertime Ball". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- "Marvin Humes will get the crowd hyped with a Introductory DJ Set!!". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- "Capital on Instagram: "Class of 2018 😍 #CapitalSTB - Tickets are now on sale, link in bio 👊"". Instagram.
- "Camila Cabello Wowed The Crowd With A Stunning Debut Performance At The #CapitalSTB".
- "Anne-Marie Brought All Her Biggest Hits To The #CapitalSTB Stage!".
- "Clean Bandit Brought Out Some HUGE Guests During Their Amazing #CapitalSTB Set".
- "Jax Jones Taught The #CapitalSTB Crowd How To Party With This Set Full Of Bangers!".
- "James Arthur's #CapitalSTB 2018 Set Was A Masterclass In Live Performance".
- "Mabel Surprised The Fans With Her Steamy Performance With Surprise Guest Not3s At The #CapitalSTB!".
- "Years & Years Owned The #CapitalSTB Stage With A Memorable Peformance Of Their Biggest & Best Hits".
- "Raye Smashed It With Her Soulful Version Of 'Decline' At The Summertime Ball!".
- "LA's Suavest Rapper, G-Eazy, Rocked London's Wembley Stadium At The #CapitalSTB!".
- "Rudimental Turned The #CapitalSTB 2018 Into Their Own Rave With A Blistering Live Set".
- "The Whole Of Wembley Stadium Was Bouncing For Sean Paul's Unreal Summertime Ball Set!".
- "Craig David Will Go Down In #CapitalSTB History After This Epic Live Set".
- "Yungen Had 80,000 'Besties' By The End Of His Summertime Ball Performance!".
- "Stefflon Don Tore It Up As She Performed Her Hit Track 'Hurtin' Me' At The Summertime Ball!".
- "Jonas Blue Brought Out A Host Of Special Guests For His Incredible #CapitalSTB 2018 Set".
- "Jess Glynne's Hit Packed Set Had The Whole Of The #CapitalSTB Crowd Singing Along With Her!".
- "SIgala Smashed His #CapitalSTB Live Set With Massive Tunes & Plenty Of Special Guests".
- "Charlie Puth Had 80,000 People's Full 'Attention' As He Stunned The #CapitalSTB Crowd!".
- "Rita Ora Brought All The Dance Moves To A Very Daring #CapitalSTB Live Set".
- "Shawn Mendes Brought All His Hits And Even A Frank Ocean Mash Up To Close The #CapitalSTB".