The hotly anticipated Wireless Festival kicks off today (July 1st), filling London’s Hyde Park with the sound of pop, rock and dance.
First on the main stage is Example, who will be followed by a whole evening of chart-topping acts including Bruno Mars, Tinie Tempah and Plan B, before RnB superstars The Black Eyed Peas headline the night.
And getting fans warmed up for The Black Eyed Peas is dance producer David Guetta, who will headline the Pepsi Max Stage tonight. He has most recently produced the band’s I Gotta Feeling, which is the most downloaded song in the UK and the US, while the DJ’s album One Love has propelled Guetta to the global stage, selling over 1.4 million copies worldwide.
The opening day of the festival has led to unbelievable demand. By the middle of June, all 62,500 tickets had sold out, reflecting the huge line-up confirmed to perform today alone.
Looking ahead at the weekend it is dance that takes over the main stage. The Chemical Brothers are the top act to look forward to after their performance at Glastonbury, with a warm up from James Holroyd.
Other highlights of Saturday’s line-up include Janelle Monae, Katy B and US popstar Ke$ha.
However, the festival will be gearing up all along for Pulp, who will be closing proceedings on Sunday. The band performed a surprise set at Glastonbury after spending some years away from the music scene. The Hives and Foals will also be putting on a show to close the weekend.
Now in its seventh year, the Wireless Festival is perhaps more notable for its dance acts, with past sets from Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim and Deadmau5, although headliners have also come in the way of Jay-Z and Kanye West, putting the London festival as a viable city-rival to Somerset’s Glastonbury.
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