Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Fri Jul 12
- Sun Jul 14
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Time Out says
Tue Feb 19 2013
Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest, Emeli Sande, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, Rizzle Kicks, Sub Focus, Katy B, John Legend, DJ Fresh, Wretch 32, Magnetic Man, Flux Pavilion, Conor Maynard.
Wireless moves across town, having been booted out of Hyde Park for some controversies over curfew. But don't worry: the line-up is as strong as ever, and festivalgoers will be among the first to be able to poke around the newly-renamed Olympic Park. Wireless, incidentally, will take place on the site which used to house the field hockey stadium.
Shove your noise complaints, Wireless storms back with top notch US hip hop.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford
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Fri Jul 1212:00Sold OutBuy tickets
Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Ke$ha, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard, Iggy Azalea, Bingo Players, Sub Focus, Bluey Robinson, Drop City, Yacht Club,Wiz Kid, Little Mix, B Smyth, Flume, Chloe Howl, Jacob Banks, Joel Compass, Kat Dahlia, Ed Drewett, Raleigh Ritchie, Tom Prior. On Friday night, Justin Timberlake plays a headline slot full of smart dance routines and plenty of bling, as well as lascivious, Jacko-funk-soaked R&B from his new album 'The 20/20 Experience' – a welcome return after four years away from music. Before that there are appearances from smooth veteran Snoop Dogg (rather than his new reggae persona Snoop Lion) and Virginia R&B master (and 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' star) Trey Songz. But all eyes will be on breakout star Frank Ocean, whose fantastic 'Channel Orange' was one of the defining records of 2012.
Sat Jul 1312:00Sold OutBuy tickets
Jay-Z, Emeli Sandé, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, DJ Fresh (live), Calvin Harris, Macklemore/Ryan Lewis, Flux Pavilion, Zedd, Iggy Azalea, Devlin, Taboo, Earth, Wind and Fire, Dream McLean, Cherub, Monsta, Rascals, Phlo Finister, Roses Gabor, Knytronium, Etta Bond/Raf Riley. Saturday night at Wireless means the return of Jay-Z, who headlined the festival in Hyde Park way back in 2008, and is back in town to show off his world-conquering hip hop. He's quite a contrast with Emeli Sandé, who'll be preceding Hova with her Simon Cowell-approved soul and trying to prove she's more than Adele's maternity cover. The bill also features Compton-born Kendrick Lamar, one of the freshest young voices in contemporary hip hop, as well as British chart-botherers Rita Ora and Calvin Harris.
Sun Jul 1412:00£75Buy tickets
Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake, Will.i.am, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Jessie Ware, Katy B, Magnetic Man, Rizzle Kicks, 2 Chainz, Porter Robinson, Angel, Daley, Misha B, Joey Bada$$, Sinead Harnett, Stylo G, Fuse Odg, B Smyth, Context, Mausi, Jetta, Joel Compass, Purple Ferdinand, Sasha Keable. First Hova rapped on on JT's comeback single 'Suit & Tie'. Then they performed together at the Grammys. Then they announced a North American joint tour, with the awful-but-we'll-let-it-go name 'Legends of Summer'. Now the pair have announced that London gets first dibs, as Wireless economically recycles its headliners. They'll be backed by a veritable feast of New York hip hop old and new, including Jay-Z's old rival Nas, veteran four-piece A Tribe Called Quest (playing their first UK show in two decades) and the new kid on the block A$AP Rocky. Making sure this isn't just a US love-in are Brighton's cheeky-chappy rap duo Rizzle Kicks.