July 9, 2012 10:50

Rihanna closes rain-hit Wireless Festival with a hit-packed set

Calvin Harris, A$AP Rocky and Cher Lloyd also played well received sets at the Hyde Park event

Rihanna closes rain-hit Wireless Festival with a hit-packed set

Photo: PA

Rihanna closed London's Wireless festival last night (July 8) with a set that drew from across her career.

The singer, who appeared almost 40 minutes later than scheduled at the Hyde Park event, played beneath an enormous stage set-up, with two huge pharaohs with glowing red eyes and pyramid-shaped lights at the back.

Her set, which she kicked off with 'Only Girl In The World', was heavily rain-affected, something Ri-Ri praised the crowd for putting up with, telling them: "Only in London would you guys stay in the rain", ironically, the rain stopped just before she played 'Umbrella'. She closed her set with recent single 'We Found Love'.

Earlier, Cher Lloyd had opened the event's Main Stage, in front of a crowd that included Perez Hilton. She was followed by Pitbull, who featured surprise guest Ne-Yo.

A$AP Rocky then delivered a half-hour set on the Pepsi Max stage, drawing heavily from his 'LiveLoveA$AP' mixtape and closing on blog favourite 'Peso'.

Later on, Calvin Harris drew a huge crowd to his headline set in the Pepsi Max tent, which included 'We Are Your Friends', 'Where's Your Head At', 'You Got The Love', 'Block Rockin' Beats' and 'We Found Love'.

You can watch a video which features Rihanna's 10 Best Songs at the bottom of the page.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Rihanna - Ten Best Songs

More News
St Vincent reschedules May UK shows for August
Paul Gray spent final weeks in 'blur' of drugs and Slipknot bandmates did not help,...
Chance The Rapper cancels live dates after being diagnosed with flu and tonsillitis
Angel Haze on friends and family's reaction to her sexuality: 'they think I'm an...
Midweek chart update: Mr Probz on course for Number One single with debut 'Waves'
Justin Bieber apologises after posing near controversial Japanese war shrine
Linkin Park discuss 'heavy and exciting' album 'The Hunting Party' in new...
Beyoncé joins producer Boots on new song 'Dreams' – listen
Damon Albarn announces Bristol and Portsmouth live dates
The Horrors, Palma Violets and more added to Reading and Leeds Festivals bill – full list here
Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson says he's made it 'acceptable' to appear on TV...
Royal Blood reveal new single 'Come On Over' – listen
Lorde announces rare UK show
Coldplay debut new song 'Oceans' and confirm headline appearance at Radio 1's Big...
James Franco says Kanye West invited him and Seth Rogen to perform at Kim Kardashian wedding
Robert Plant says there is 'zero' chance of Led Zeppelin performing again
Sigur Rós' Jónsi and Alex Somers to score new US TV show 'Manhattan'
Record Store Day organisers respond to Paul Weller boycott
Lily Allen namechecks Gaga, Lorde and Beyonce in new track 'Sheezus' – watch
The National cancel gigs in Russia and Ukraine
Courtney Love shares new song 'You Know My Name' - listen
Damon Albarn unveils 'Heavy Seas Of Love' video - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today