What you up to next weekend? After a big night out? Then you might just need to scramble for a pair of Wireless Festival tickets. A staple event in the British festival circuit for its A-list line-ups, Wireless has celebrated Black music culture through its 17-year development. The festival often comes equipped with global rap titans, rising R&B names, and underground breakout artists that are soon to be catapulted into stardom, and this year is no different.
Hitting Crystal Palace and Finsbury Park in London, and the NEC in Birmingham, Wireless Festival will see a buzzing roster of artists that have likely graced your Spotify end-of-year lists on multiple occasions. Running through two, three-day weekends, the first event presented at Crystal Palace will see headliners including A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, and Tyler, The Creator, accompanied by the likes of industry heavyweights Chris Brown, Don Toliver, Playboi Carti, Baby Keem, Roddy Ricch and more.
Expanding to three festival sites, Wireless will be arriving in Birmingham for the first time in its history. British rapper Dave sits on the bill alongside special guest Wizkid, while London’s Unknown T and Jamaica’s Shenseea will hit the stage during the day. Other performances throughout the weekend will include Burna Boy, Lil Baby, Jack Harlow and French The Kid, among others.
In collaboration with YouTube Shorts, Wireless Festival has partnered to deliver attendees a renewed experience, allowing all who join the opportunity to secure VIP access, meet and greets with their favourite stars and exclusive tickets to more musical festivities in 2023. These will be gifted via challenges led by Lil Baby, Mahalia and Central Cee, while festival-goers can drop by the YouTube Shorts Stop booths to create short-form live videos directed toward their selected artist. Participants will be able to share their dearest festival moments on the platform for a chance to win tickets for next year’s event. That all sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?
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