When: 6-8 July
Where: Finsbury Park, London
Who’s headlining: J Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled
Who else is playing: Post Malone, Migos, J Hus, Giggs, Rick Ross, Partynextdoor
Tickets: £55-62 day tickets
Blimey – that’s quite the line-up, isn’t it? Correct! Wireless has swiftly become London’s most exciting city-based fest allowing the cream of the British crop – Stormzy, J Hus, Giggs – to square up against the US’s finest, from Migos to J Cole, in North London. In fact, Wireless has seen the grime at its edges gradually creep centre-stage over the past few years, making it the country’s premiere grime day out.
What makes it spesh? Stormzy, Migos, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, French Montana, Rae Sremmurd and J Cole’s sets are UK festival exclusives, so you literally won’t see them anywhere else this summer. It’s also DJ Khaled’s first ever European set – so be gentle with him. Wireless, as you can see, is exclusive AF. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve decided to let Tim Westwood in again.
One second – where are all the women at? Very good point. The Wireless bill is suffering from a severe case of too many man this year. Let’s hope they welcome more women in 2019, or we’ll be boycotting Finsbury Park and hitting up Rowan’s, the blissful bowling alley next door, instead.
Are there like, any, this year? It’s not a total sausage party, but it is sadly overwhelmingly bloke-y, especially after Cardi B recently pulled out due to her pregnancy. However, the excellent Mabel is playing and she’s worth yelling yourself hoarse for.