Travis Scott and 50 Cent to headline London’s Wireless festival in first cracking line-up

The first wave of Wireless 2023's lineup have been announced

The first wave of Wireless 2023’s lineup have been announced (Picture: Getty Images)

London’s Wireless Festival has announced its first wave of 2023 headliners, and as the UK’s biggest stage for hip-hop, rap, Afrobeats, trap and grime artists, they do not disappoint.

The north London festival is returning to Finsbury Park for its 13th year on July 7 with some cracking artists lined up for the occasion, including Travis Scott and Playboi Carti, as well as special guest 50 Cent.

General admission tickets will be available to buy from 10am on Friday January 27 via Ticketmaster.

Today, organisers revealed their exclusive headliners with Playboi Carti kicking things off on the Friday, American rapper Travis Scott seeing fans through Saturday eve, and hip-hop collective D-Block Europe tying things up on Sunday.

Oh, and the one and only 50 Cent will be touching down in north London’s party borough as a special guest, just incase things weren’t exciting enough already.

Other artists lined up for the weekend include Headie One, Lil Uzi Vert, Joey Bada$$, Popcaan, Lil Durk, Lola Brooke and Glorilla.

Jay Z took to the Wireless stage in 2010 (Picture: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Rihanna bossed it in 2012 – as always (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)

As BBC Radio 1xtra are the official broadcasters for the event, hosts across the weekend will include Kenny Allstar, DJ Target and Seani B.

Last year’s lineup saw A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat take up the mic, and the festival’s alumni also includes Jay Z, Drake and Rihanna.

With a fierce reputation as the UK’s best rap festival, 2019 saw Wireless brought down a peg or two as fans raised concerns of overcrowding, as many flocked to see rap pair D-Block Europe on the smaller of two stages and some climbed trees to escape the crowd.

2023 Names are here 🎉

@nellarose @yungfilly1 @Darkestman_1 @HenrieVIII @itsNadiaJae @KennyAllstar 🔥🔥

— Wireless Festival (@WirelessFest) January 25, 2023

Many people took to social media expressing their concerns, while band member Young Adz responded on Twitter: ‘We came on 10 minutes late because 2 ppl climbed into a tree and they wouldn’t let us perform for health and safety reasons.

‘We finished our set 2 songs early because we shut it down so much that people was fainting and breaking their legs and spraining their ankles. Blame them.’

It is unclear whether the organisers have sorted the problem as, in 2022, festival goers were ‘forced to climb over fences to avoid being trampled’ according to reports from those attending.

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Source:: Metro


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