Wireless Festival is a city music festival based at Finsbury Park in London. This years festival saw performances from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd
Formed in 2005, by Live Nation, the festival was originally held at Hyde Park, London later expanding to a second site at Leed’s Headrow House for a few years. It moved to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Lonodn in 2013, before moving to Finsbury Park, London and for one year Perry Park, Birmingham in 2014.
The festival has seen performances The White Stripes, Rihanna, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Drake Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Chase and Status, J Cole.
Wireless Festival returns in July 2018 to London’s Finsbury Park, where J.Cole, Stormzy and DJ Khaled will headline the 13th edition of the festival. Also confirmed for the bill are Post Malone, Partynextdoor, Migos, Big Sean, J Hus, French Montana, Giggs, Rae Sremmund, Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B and Rick Ross, among others. Catch them live by checking out the festival dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
I went to wireless in 2013, to see Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z headlining. Throughout the day you had acts like A$AP Rocky, Rizzle Kicks, and Will.I.Am, who, to be honest, were incomparable, and only a small part of a build-up to the headliners. If you weren't under a covered stage or dancing, in the summer heat you did feel like you were roasting alive, but most of the day acts were under cover; indoors Katy-B had a great set, and so did smaller act Fuse-ODG. Rizzle Kicks got the worst amount of support, with not that many people enthusiastic about their set, so bad, I felt I had actually wasted my time seeing them.
Smaller acts did have intense atmospheres near the stage where the super-fans were, and there were areas where you could just lie on fake grass and bathe whilst listening to the artists on the main stage. That was until Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake came on. Performing hit after hit after hit, I would've paid the whole price of the event just to see them exclusively, they were that good. Okay, maybe a bit less... but still.
Literally everyone from around the smaller stages suddenly swarmed to the main stage for their set, and when songs like 'Senorita' and '99 Problems' came on, you could feel and hear the echo of tons of people in unison moving with the big songs. The festival got to the height of its intensity, and maybe I over-looked the rest of the day's acts slightly in anticipation for Jay-Z and JT, but they really didn't disappoint. Other songs such as 'Suit & Tie' which featured both the guys crazed the crowd, and you could almost see wild youth and adrenaline running from person-to-person.
Out of nowhere, one of the biggest female artists of the time, Rihanna, just sprung up on stage, not even being a Rihanna fan, I found myself too, going wild for her. That's what the energy did. Imagine a pounding electrifying excitement, of happiness. That's what it fe
Went last year as I won a pair of 3 day VIP tickets from MTV then a normal pair of 3 day tickets from Capital Xtra. Such a live atmosphere, I'm definitely going this year even if I have to pay for tickets, it's a must for a summer motive! Going Saturday this year and either Friday or Sunday as I've already seen Drake at his WYLAT last year, and taking my sister to see Nicki in April, so it's a bonus I'll get to see them both again.
I never went but I watched wireless on TV, I do this every year but my family went last year and it looks absolutely amazing the atmosphere is generally happy and welcoming, everyone is just excited to see the artist and its must be fun to be around Loved ones and watch your favourite artists, I would love this atmosphere to just hang out in the sun watching the person you love who is famous. I am jealous of eeveryone who went or is going.