One of #TeamCocos favourite London festivals, Wireless Festival is returning to London’s Finsbury Park for the ultimate summer party. Taking place 7th – 9th July, Wireless 2017 will play host to global superstars Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd, who will be joined by some of the biggest names in music.
Chance the Rapper
As well as… Bryson Tiller (UK Festival Exclusive), NAS (UK Festival Exclusive), G-Eazy, Rae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez, Young Thug, Sean Paul, Wiley, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga, PLUS MANY MORE
Twelve years since first being introduced on to the festival calendar, Wireless has grown to become the biggest urban music event in the UK, bringing some of the world’s hottest acts and emerging talent to the capital.
Headlining Friday is Chance The Rapper, who is rapidly establishing himself as the hottest hip-hop artist of his generation. Since the release of his first official mixtape 10 Day in 2012, he’s won three Grammy Awards, collaborated with Kanye West on the critically acclaimed Life of Pablo, and clocked over fifty-seven million streams of his debut album Coloring Book. Having recently announced his 40 date US tour, including two sold out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, this is one act not to miss at Wireless 2017.
Following a momentous performance with Boy Better Know last year, London’s very own grime luminary Skepta will return to Finsbury Park as Saturday’s headliner. Last year saw his ground-breaking album Konnichiwa receive a well-deserved Mercury Prize among countless other awards and take his music worldwide. This summer, Wireless is delighted to host Skepta performing to his home crowd.
Known for some of the biggest hits of the past year, two-time Grammy Award Winner The Weeknd will be closing Wireless Festival on Sunday. The performer, producer and songwriter made history in November 2016 by breaking Spotify records with single ‘Starboy’, which still hold the record for most streams in 24 hours by a single artist.
Bryson Tiller will be bringing crowd pleasing singles ‘Don’t’ and ‘Exchange’ to Finsbury Park for a UK Festival Exclusive at Wireless 2017, alongside the “James Dean of rap” G-Eazy. Swedish songstress Zara Larsson and the young and talented Post Malone are also set to perform on the Main Stage.
Already a big fan of performing at Wireless Festival, Base Defense League Big Narstie will be back with a number of bassline dropping hits. Gritty and atmospheric Flatbush Zombies, comedic rapper Lil Dicky, poetic Chicago rapper Noname and Californian rapper Nef The Pharaoh have also been added to the line up.
Dynamic hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, stereotype defying rapper Young Thug and the flame-haired Lil Yachty all join the line up for UK Festival Exclusives performances. Also performing are grime legend and godfather Wiley, ‘Temperature’ dancehall superstar Sean Paul, UK rap crew Section Boyz, and Capital Xtra Show host DJ Charlsey who will open the festival on the Saturday and Sunday.
Underground British sensation Yungen, 18-year old rapper Dave and Mr Gangster With Banter MoStack, are set to carry out unmissable sets. Further acts to perform on the Saturday are hip-hop meets grunge rap artist Jez Dior, Walthamstow’s Big Tobz, the much talked about The Age of L.U.N.A and The Royal Foundation winners, now major label signed Young T & Bugsey.
Regarded as one of the best MC’s of all time and with a career spanning over 20 years which includes hits ‘One Mic’, ‘N.Y. State of Mind’ and ‘If I Ruled the World’, Nas will be making a UK Festival Exclusive appearance at Wireless on the Sunday. Also added is R&B and rap fused Tory Lanez; the Toronto born artist known for hit single ‘LUV’, renowned producer Ty Dolla $ign, and the one of a kind Tyga who will be bringing with him five studio albums that include tracks ‘Rack City’ and ‘Faded’. Nigerian singer songwriter WizKid, catchy buzz rapper Lil Uzi Vert and ‘Panda’ celebrated Desiigner will also perform.
Mike Skinner and Murkage present Tonga will be at Finsbury Park this July, alongside a long awaited performance from one of the biggest hip-hop successes to come out of Australia, Hilltop Hoods. London’s grime queen and an artist to watch out for this year Stefflon Don, teenage marvels AJ X DENO, and popstar Yuna will be joined by ‘Stereotype Freestyle’ rapper Cadet, grime purist Abra Cadabra, and storyteller Topaz Jones for the ultimate music experience this summer.
When: 7th – 9th July
Where: Finsbury Park
Tickets: Wireless Single Day – Friday – £55 + B/F, Saturday – £62 + B/F, Sunday – £62 + B/F. Wireless Multi-Day – Friday & Saturday – £110 + B/F, Friday & Sunday – £110 + B/F, Saturday & Sunday – £117.50 + B/F. Wireless Full Weekend – Full Weekend (Fri / Sat / Sun) – £160 + B/F