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|Mini-festival concert by Global|
|Venue|| Emirates Stadium (2009)|
Wembley Stadium (2010–2019)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (2021–present)
(3pm – 10pm)
|No. of shows||One per year|
The Summertime Ball is a mini-festival in London, held each first/second Saturday or Sunday 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. The 2020 Summertime Ball was to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium because Wembley was due to host games of the UEFA Euros, but both events were ultimately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is promoted and broadcast by the Capital network.There have been five different sponsors since its first event. From 2012 until 2018, Vodafone UK was the sponsor. In 2009, Barclaycard sponsored the ball. In 2010 ASOS.com sponsored the event, with Starbucks sponsoring the event in 2011 and Apple Music sponsoring the event in 2019.
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.
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.
|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|
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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 the guest presenter hosting the ball for 2013. Tickets went on sale on Friday 26 April at 8 am, 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, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix 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|
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. Kelly Clarkson performed bare foot at this ball.
|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 apologized to fans. He has never performed a concert since.
|2016 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Capital Weekender Introductory DJ Set|
The Capital Summertime Ball with Vodafone returned to Wembley Stadium on Saturday 10 June 2017 with the event being announced on Friday 28 April 2017 by Roman Kemp and Vick Hope via Capital Breakfast. They announced 7 acts per-day from Monday 7 May until Wednesday 9 May and the headlining act was announced on Thursday 10 May with tickets going on sale the same day and selling out in 30 minutes. Maroon 5 pulled out of the event and were replaced by Liam Payne and Sigala on Thursday 8 June. Bruno Mars and Little Mix headlined the event with Shawn Mendes and Niall Horan as supporting headliners.
Capital FM produced three programs dedicated to this event: on 10 June 2017, it broadcast live backstage from 6 am to 3 pm with Rob Howard, Will Cozens and Jimmy Hill, then live coverage from Wembley from 3 pm to 11 pm by three presenters in order: Ant Payne, Vick Hope and The Bassman, and finally JJ ran an "Afterparty" edition until 2 am at night; on the next day, JJ reviewed every best moment from the event on his slot 7-10 pm. After this, the network moved back to normal programming. Highlights of the event were aired on Capital TV from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm on the day of the ball.
|2017 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
The Capital Summertime Ball returned to Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9 June 2018 and was announced by Roman Kemp and Vick Hope on Capital Breakfast on Friday 28 April. 5 acts were announced everyday from Monday 30 April 2018 until 3 May 2018. Tickets went on sale on Thursday 3 May 2018 and sold out in 5 days. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello headlined the event, with Rita Ora and Charlie Puth as supporting headliners. Marvin Humes did a DJ set from 2:40 pm before the main show began at 3 pm.
|2018 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
The 2019 Summertime Ball was held on Saturday, 8 June 2019 at Wembley Stadium for the 10th consecutive year. The lineup was announced on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay from Monday, 29 April 2019.The lineup was announced by being revealed on billboards across the United Kingdom. The person who spotted the 'Ballboards' had to text 83958 with their Location and the artist they saw and as a result of confirming an artist Kemp would give the caller a pair of tickets to this year's event.
The headliner was announced to be Calvin Harris on 2 May 2019. Marvin Humes did an Introductory DJ Set at 2:00 pm, with the show starting at 2:30 pm BST and finishing at approximately 10 pm BST. Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay hosted the Ball. Tickets sold out on 8 May 2019 (six days after they originally went on sale).
The Summertime Ball 2019 announcement dates were are as follows:
The radio schedule for the Summertime Ball 2019 was follows:
There was also a livestream on the Capital FM Website, the Global Player or Capital app or on Capital's channel on Apple News which started at 2:30 pm BST hosted by Vick Hope, Jimmy Hill and Marvin Humes (as Backstage Reporter). The livestream was also available to watch on Capital's TikTok page hosted by HRVY. Highlights & vlogs of the 2019 Summertime Ball were uploaded to Capital's and other people's YouTube channels from Sunday 9 June 2019. There were also Ball updates on Capital's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.
The Capital livestream/Stage times were as follows:
|2019 Summertime Ball Stars|
|Introductory DJ Set|
The 2020 Summertime Ball was due to be hosted on Saturday 6 June 2020 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However, on 19 March 2020, Capital announced that it had cancelled the Ball due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Government issued advice surrounding the event. pm BST on 16 May.The ball is due to return in 2021. On 6 May 2020, Capital announced a replacement event called The Best of the Capital Summertime Ball. The two-hour special showcased highlights from the previous decade and was shown on Sky One, Capital FM, YouTube and Global Player from 5:00
|7|| Nathan Sykes |
*as a member of The Wanted
|2010*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|5||Rita Ora||2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019|
|Jess Glynne||2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019|
|4||Dizzee Rascal||2009, 2010, 2012, 2016|
|Calvin Harris||2009, 2010, 2014, 2019|
|Ella Eyre||2013, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Ellie Goulding||2010, 2013, 2014, 2019|
|The Wanted||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|Jessie J||2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Little Mix||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Clean Bandit||2014, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|Sigala||2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|3||JLS||2009, 2010, 2011|
|Enrique Iglesias||2009, 2011, 2014|
|Kelly Clarkson||2009, 2012, 2015|
|Cheryl||2010, 2012, 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|
| Nick Jonas |
*as a member of The Jonas Brothers
|2015, 2016, 2019*|
|Louisa Johnson||2016, 2017, 2018|
|Craig David||2016, 2017, 2018|
|Anne-Marie||2017, 2018, 2019|
|Jax Jones||2017, 2018, 2019|
|Raye||2017, 2018, 2019|
|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|
|The Vamps||2014, 2016|
|5 Seconds of Summer||2014, 2019|
|Ariana Grande||2015, 2016|
| Niall Horan |
*as a member of One Direction
| Liam Payne |
*as a member of One One Direction
| Camila Cabello |
*as a member of Fifth Harmony
|Zara Larsson||2016, 2017|
|Imani Williams||2016, 2017|
|Shawn Mendes||2017, 2018|
|Charlie Puth||2017, 2018|
|Sean Paul||2017, 2018|
|Stefflon Don||2018, 2019|
|JP Cooper||2017, 2018|
|Jonas Blue||2018, 2019|
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