Europes biggest Black music festival is back for 2022 and bigger than ever! Headliners include: Cardi B, SZA, Nicki Minaj, Tyler, The Creator, Dave, J.Cole and A$AP Rocky.
Check the full reveal video in the article.
Full press release follows:
EUROPE’S BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF BLACK MUSIC RETURNS
THREE SITES, TWO WEEKENDS, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ARTISTS
FRIDAY 01 JULY – SUNDAY 03 JULY
LONDON CRYSTAL PALACE PARK
A$AP ROCKY (UK EXCLUSIVE) | J. COLE (UK EXCLUSIVE)
TYLER, THE CREATOR
(LONDON FESTIVAL EXLUSIVE)
FRIDAY 08 JULY – SUNDAY 10 JULY
LONDON FINSBURY PARK
CARDI B (UK EXCLUSIVE) | SZA (EU exclusive) | NICKI MINAJ (EU EXCLUSIVE)
FRIDAY 08 JULY – SUNDAY 10 JULY
OUT-DOOR AT THE BIRMINGHAM NEC
DAVE | CARDI B (UK EXCLUSIVE) | J. COLE (UK EXCLUSIVE)
Gopuff delivers Wireless, Europe’s biggest celebration of contemporary black music, returns to the UK bigger than ever in 2022, taking place at three sites over two weekends. The nine days of music starts on Friday 01 July – Sunday 03 July at London Crystal Palace Park and continues the following weekend with simultaneous three-day events in London Finsbury Park and Outdoor at the Birmingham NEC across Friday 08 July – Sunday 11 July.
Seven massive headliners A$AP Rocky (UK exclusive), J. Cole (UK exclusive), Tyler, The Creator (London exclusive), Cardi B (UK exclusive), Nicki Minaj (EU exclusive), Dave and SZA (EU exclusive) are set to play across the different events and were revealed this morning in a hilarious video from UK cultural icons and media personalities Chunkz, Yung Filly, Harry Pinero, Yung Filly, Nella Rose and Tiffany Calver. Watch here: [link]
A second drop of acts across the spectrum of contemporary black music will be announced at 12:00 noon today and final announcement at 0800 Monday 28 Feb. Wireless is renowned for creating ‘I was there’ moments and in 2022 will be the only place to see many of these names in the UK. Tickets will be in exceptionally high demand and fans are encouraged to buy early to avoid disappointment. tickets go on general sale 12:00PM midday Monday 28 Feb www.wirelessfestival.co.uk.
BBC Radio 1Xtra will be partnering with Wireless for the very first time, broadcasting live from site and bringing listeners all the action. With exclusive backstage interviews and performances, the 1Xtra DJs will also host stages and provide live DJ sets.
Gopuff delivers Wireless London Crystal Palace – Fri 01 July – Sunday 03 July headliners announced today
Hip-hop superstar A$AP Rocky headlines the Friday in Crystal Palace Park, with the UK exclusive booking being his first show on British soil in six years. A$AP has continuously broken the mould of hip-hop and become an unparalleled cultural force to an extent rarely seen in the musical landscape today.
Headlining Saturday is a UK exclusive set from rap royalty J. Cole. Having earned his idol status, the superstar rapper has been navigating issues of race, class and gender at the top of his game for over a decade. Hype for his newest album, ‘The Off-Season’ reached astronomical heights and has seen him revered by all.
Rap and cultural visionary Tyler, the Creator will close out Sunday with an unmissable headline set. Tyler sits at the center of multiple generations’ imaginations, as one of the most vibrant and energetic performers in the world. The Grammy winner, fashion rebel and artistic reinventions have seen Tyler, The Creator become a lauded figure in hip-hop and beyond.
Gopuff delivers Wireless London Finsbury Park – Fri 08 July – Sunday 11 July headliners announced today
Cardi B is set for an electrifying headline set on the Friday night. Ever since the release of her critically acclaimed number one debut album ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, Cardi B has been placed within the pantheon of great rappers – The New York superstar continues to break records and has ascended to new heights at the centre music pop-culture, with immaculate delivery and wig snatching fun.
R&B superstar SZA is confirmed for her first ever UK festival headline set in a European exclusive appearance, which will be her first UK performance in four years. The Missouri-born soulful singer is one of the most acclaimed in R&B effectively consistently setting a new bar for the genre with her artistry. As one of the most requested in-demand acts and one of world’s most anticipated albums on the way, this special set is not to be missed.
Closing out the Sunday at Finsbury Park is a European Festival exclusive and hugely anticipated set from rap queen Nicki Minaj. Since exploding onto the scene in 2010, Nicki has been fearlessly ripping up rule books establishing herself as rap’s Royal Highness. There’s only one Nicki and there’s only one place you can see her in 2022.
Gopuff delivers Wireless Birmingham NEC – Fri 08 July – Sunday 11 July headliners announced today
Wireless Festival returns to Birmingham for the first time in eight years, taking place at a brand-new site outside at National Exhibition Centre, specially created for the biggest celebration of contemporary black music and the full Wireless experience – with no wellies in sight.
Dave will headline Friday having cemented himself as a bona-fide generational talent at the top of UK rap’s apex. At only 23 years old and having won nearly every major UK musical accolade possible, with a trick bag of fan favourites like Location, Funky Friday, Thiago Silva, Dave is ready to step fully into his star moment.
Rap and pop-culture queen Cardi B will bring the energy with a huge hits-fuelled headline show on Saturday. Since the release of her critically acclaimed number one debut album ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, Cardi B has been placed within the pantheon of great rappers – The New York superstar continues to break records and has ascended to new heights at the centre of music pop-culture with immaculate delivery and wig snatching fun.
Headlining Sunday outside at Birmingham NEC is a UK exclusive set from rap royalty J Cole. Having earned his idol status, the superstar rapper has been navigating issues of race, class, and gender at the top of his game for over a decade. Hype for his newest album, ‘The Off-Season’ reached astronomical heights and has seen him revered by all.