Meanwhile, Wireless have apologised for the 'scheduling conflict'
Last night saw Drake step up to close the event at Finsbury Park as surprise headliner, after it was announced at the last minute that Khaled would not be performing due to ‘travel issues’. Billed as ‘DJ Khaled and Friends’, the show would have followed today’s performances from Giggs, Rae Sremmurd, Rick Ross and more.
The festival later sent fans a message, informing them that they had been aware of the conflict with the filming of ‘The Four’ for some months, but had been working on a solution to no avail.
“Due to a scheduling conflict related to filming of the The Four, DJ Khaled was not able to commit to perform at Wireless Festival,” wrote organisers in a statement. “Although we have known for a few months and tried to make it work, it wasn’t possible.”
They added: “We take responsibility for not telling fans sooner and want all Khaled’s fans in UK to know he truly looks forward to coming to UK to perform soon.”
However, the weekend saw Khaled take to Twitter to show photos of himself “still on vacation”, sitting on a pool with his young son then travelling by private jet. Since then, he has also posted photos of himself returning to the studio.
Some Khaled fans were disappointed not to see the DJ perform in the flesh.
“I’m really upset @djkhaled, we went to a lot of effort to come and see you today and you don’t even bother to come and see your fans or even provide an explanation,” wrote Tarikanarula on Twitter. “You’ve really let us down and made me cry on my birthday.”
Rays_rayy added: “What flight issues? You’re supposed to be performing in London at Wireless. You chose to stay on holiday instead.”
A source told The Sun that Drake was “planning his biggest surprise to tie in with the launch of his latest album”, after he was initially set to appear as a guest during Giggs’ slot. The majority of Wireless goers were thrilled to see the megastar pop up at the London festival.
Getting in the World Cup spirit, Drake knew how to get the crowd going by chanting ‘Come on England’ in his best British accent.