Wireless Festival 2017 line-up announced with Chance the Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd as headliners
PUBLISHED: 10:17 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 24 February 2017
Organisers have announced the Wireless Festival 2017 line-up, including Chance the Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd.
The Wireless Festival is returning to London’s Finsbury Park over the weekend of Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9.
And this year’s line-up has some of the biggest names in music including global superstars Chance the Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd, as well as Bryson Tiller in a UK festival exclusive, Nas, Sean Paul, G-Eazy, Young Thug, and Wiley.
Chance the Rapper will headline the Friday night, with Skepta topping the bill on the Saturday.
The Weeknd will close the weekend as the Sunday headliners.
Weekend and day tickets are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/wireless
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 57 million streams of his debut album Coloring Book.
WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2017 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
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 bill for UK festival exclusives.
Also performing are grime legend and godfather Wiley, 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 will also perform 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, 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 Tyg,a 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.
• WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2017 LINE-UP
Chance The Rapper
AJ X DENO
Bryson Tiller (UK festival exclusive)
Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Yachty (UK festival exclusive)
Mike Skinner and Murkage Present TONGA
Nas (UK festival exclusive)
Nef The Pharaoh
Rae Sremmurd (UK festival exclusive)
The Age of L.U.N.A
Ty Dolla $ign
Young T and Bugsey
Young Thug (UK festival exclusive)