Rihanna Live from the Hackney Festival


DRC Special Contributor
Oct 29, 2008
Anderson, SC

Tonight 10:00 pm ET
The Heat SXM 47
The Heat presents BBC Radio 1’s broadcast of Rihanna’s electric live performance from this year’s Hackney Festival in London, which includes a guest appearance from Jay-Z! (1 hr)

Rihanna has closed BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, a free two-day festival in east London.

She opened her headline set with Only Girl In The World, performing in front of a giant sphinx.

"Hackney, you're crazier than they told me!" the 24-year-old shouted, as up to 50,000 fans watched.

Her mentor Jay-Z took to the stage for a run of three songs. The pair had also performed together during Jay-Z's set on Saturday night.

After her third track, S&M, Rihanna ran into the audience to ask for help re-attaching the battery pack for her microphone, which had become loose during a high-energy dance routine.

She closed the set an hour later with We Found Love, her global number one hit from last year.

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"You guys are making this such a memorable show for me," she said before she left the stage.

Rihanna set list

Only Girl In The World
Birthday Cake
What's My Name?
Rude Boy
Love The Way You Lie
Man Down
Where Have You Been?
Wait Your Turn
Don't Stop The Music
Run This Town (with Jay-Z)
Talk That Talk (with Jay-Z)
Umbrella (with Jay-Z)
We Found Love


DRC Special Contributor
Oct 29, 2008
Anderson, SC
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