Wireless Festival 2016 line-up and headliners announced
PUBLISHED: 10:29 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:56 09 March 2016
Organisers of Wireless Festival have announced the 2016 line-up and headliners.
Wireless Festival is back for its 11th year, returning to Finsbury Park in London for the ultimate summer party on the weekend of Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10.
This year’s festival brings the best talent to the capital with artists including the UK’s very own Grammy Award-winning Calvin Harris, the return of Chase & Status, platinum-selling rapper J. Cole, grime collective Boy Better Know and a performance by Norwegian superstar Kygo.
Tickets for Wireless go on general sale at 9am on Friday, March 11, with a pre-sale beginning at 9am on Thursday.
Day tickets cost from £59.50 and multi-day tickets are also available.
Visit www.wirelessfestival.co.uk for more details.
Friday’s headliner, Calvin Harris, is undeniably one of the most successful artists on the planet.
During the past decade, the Scottish DJ/producer was the first musician to score nine top 10 singles from one album – 2012 LP ‘18 Months’ – while his fourth album also delivered three number one singles.
Forum Hertfordshire favourites Chase & Status need no introduction as a festival headliner.
Saul Milton and Will Kennard form the recording duo behind the band’s live show.
Before the release of their highly-anticipated fourth studio album, Chase & Status returned with brand new project London Bars, which saw the duo join forces with some of the biggest rhymers from the UK scene.
Last month the band premiered their first new track from their fourth album, Control, which featured Slaves.
Saturday at Wireless will be their first live London show in over two years.
Wireless Festival 2016 ticket details
* DAY TICKET PRICES
FRIDAY – £62.50
SATURDAY – £62.50
SUNDAY – £59.50
* MULTI-DAY TICKET PRICES
FRI / SAT / SUN – £155.50
FRI / SAT – £109.50
FRI / SUN – £106.50
SAT / SUN – £106.50
* VIP PACKAGES
* Premium Club Experience with standing viewing platform
Friday: £220 + booking fee
Saturday & Sunday: £205 + booking fee
* Club Experience
Friday: £162.50 + booking fee
Saturday & Sunday: £155 + booking fee
* Standing Viewing Platform
Friday: £122.50 + booking fee
Saturday & Sunday: £115 + booking fee
* For ticket information, visit www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
Chase & Status said: “We have an epic show lined up for Wireless 2016, which we‘ve been planning in secret for the last couple of months.
“It’s an honour to be performing in our hometown alongside some of the most exciting names in music and we’re looking forward to dropping one of our best sets yet.”
Also appearing on the Saturday is Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling rapper J. Cole, who has taken the hip-hop world by storm in recent years.
Cole released his first live album, Forest Hills Drive: Live, earlier this year and he returns to Wireless Festival following his incredible 2014 performance.
Closing Sunday’s show is UK’s favourite grime collective Boy Better Know.
Headed up by founders Jme and Skepta, die-hard Wireless fans will share an important moment in British musical history when BBK ‘shutdown’ the festival in July.
Kygo is one of the 25 most played artists in history, having amassed over a billion streams in a single year.
Ready to take London by storm, the festival will welcome the Norwegian DJ for his Wireless debut in Finsbury Park this year.
The 2016 line-up also champions some of the best emerging and established music talent, including appearances by international platinum-selling artist Craig David who, fresh from his sold-out European tour, brings his TS5 show to Wireless.
Also joining the line-up are MOBO award-winning duo Krept and Konan, and grime royalty Lady Leshurr.
British songstress Jess Glynne is also billed to take the Wireless stage this summer.
Straight off the release of his debut album, Wireless is pleased to present trapsoul artist Bryson Tiller, who has taken the American music scene by storm with over 36 million plays of his single Don’t on SoundCloud.
Tiller will be performing alongside US hip-hop and R&B greats including Miguel, who’s recent album release Wildheart was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the best R&B albums of 2015, and Future, who recently made history in the US by charting three albums at number one in the last six months with Dirty Sprite 2, What a Time to Be Alive, and Evol.
Ranked as one of the top DJs in the world, Martin Garrix will be performing his electric mix of EDM and house music to fans at Wireless Festival.
One of the youngest and fastest rising stars of EDM music, Martin Garrix has worked with the likes of Usher, Ed Sheeran and Tiësto and is set to get the crowd dancing well into the evening.
Wireless will also play host to US rap sensation Action Bronson.
Also joining the line-up are Yelawolf and singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign, who has combined hip-hop and contemporary R&B to create a truly unique sound.
Wireless will also witness performances by duo Sigma and current UK number one album holders The 1975.
The 11th Wireless Festival will see some key changes, with new access and security measures to ensure the safety of the event.
Organisers have been working closely with police, council and security to ensure these plans are put into place and the festival runs smoothly.
WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2016 LINE UP
FRIDAY, JULY 8 –
THE 1975, MIGUEL, BRYSON TILLER, KURUPT FM, KWABS, DISCIPLES
VIC MENSA, BIG NARSTIE, ANNE-MARIE, YUNGEN, GEKO, PETITE MELLER.
SATURDAY, JULY 9 –
CHASE & STATUS, J. COLE
FUTURE, SIGMA LIVE, KREPT & KONAN, CRAIG DAVID’S TS5, A$AP FERG, WILKINSON LIVE, WSTRN, MAVERICK SABRE, BUGZY MALONE,
LADY LESHURR, JAHKOY, NADIA ROSE, DJ SEMTEX.
SUNDAY, JULY 10 –
KYGO, BOY BETTER KNOW
MARTIN GARRIX, JESS GLYNNE, ACTION BRONSON, KEHLANI,
SECTION BOYZ, YOUNG THUG, JEREMIH, VINCE STAPLES, YELAWOLF,
TY DOLLA $IGN, DILLON FRANCIS, NEWHAM GENERALS,
ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS,
BOMBA ESTÉREO, LOGAN SAMA.
* For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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