Wireless Festival 2016

Wireless Festival 2016

July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
London
London
 
 

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The Wireless Festival is a music festival in England that takes place every year in London, and took place at Harewood House, Leeds in 2006 and 2007. It is owned and managed by Live Nation.

From its inception in 2005 until 2008, the festival was sponsored by telecommunications company O2, and was called the O2 Wireless Festival. From 2009 to 2012, the main sponsor was Barclaycard and the festival renamed to Barclaycard Wireless Festival. For 2013, the sponsor changed to Yahoo!, and was renamed to Yahoo! Wireless. The 2014 Wireless Festival was held in Finsbury Park in North London for the first time, as well as Perry Park in Birmingham. The 2015 Wireless Fesitval took place at Finsbury Park and was sponsored by the fashion retailer New Look with an extra day added due to it being 10 years since the first event.

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Calvin Harris
DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, remixer
bornJanuary 17, 1984
Dumfries, Scotland
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S
 
The 1975
 
 
Miguel
American recording artist and producer.
bornOctober 23, 1985
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States
 
Pharrell Williams
Musician
bornApril 5, 1973
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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Headliner

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer. His debut studio album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and was the precursor to his top-10 singles "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls". In 2009, Harris released his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry within two months of release. Its lead single, "I'm Not Alone", became his first number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Harris rose to international prominence in 2012 with the release of his third studio album, 18 Months. Topping the UK charts, the album became his first to chart on the Billboard 200 in the US, reaching number 19. All eight of the album's singles; "Bounce", "Feel So Close", "Let's Go", "We'll Be Coming Back", "Sweet Nothing", "Drinking from the Bottle", "I Need Your Love" and "Thinking About You", along with the Rihanna collaboration "We Found Love" reached the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.

Harris has collaborated with numerous other recording artists, including Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, John Newman, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, Ne-Yo, Cheryl Cole and Gwen Stefani. His collaboration with Rihanna led to two singles, "Where Have You Been" and "We Found Love". The latter became an international success, giving Harris his first US number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Harris released his fourth studio album, Motion, in November 2014. It debuted at number two in the UK and number five in the US, and became Harris's second consecutive number-one album on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album's first three singles—"Under Control", "Summer" and "Blame"—all topped the UK chart.

Harris holds the record for the most top 10 songs from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart with nine top 10 entries, surpassing Michael Jackson. In October 2014, he became the first artist to place three songs simultaneously on the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart.[5] He also became the first British solo artist to reach more than one billion streams on Spotify.[6] Harris has received ten Brit Award nominations—three for Best British Male, and four Grammy nominations, winning a Grammy for Best Music Video in 2013. He received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2013 and at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was named Top Dance/Electronic Artist. Additionally, Harris topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid DJs for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015. Harris also runs his own record label, Fly Eye Records.

Headliner

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. Cole first received recognition in 2007, following the release of his debut mixtape The Come Up. Shortly after the release of The Warm Up in 2009, Cole was contacted by American rapper Jay Z and subsequently signed to his record label Roc Nation. In that same year, Cole released his second mixtape, The Warm Up, which was itself followed by Cole's third mixtape, Friday Night Lights, in 2010.

His debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, was released on September 27, 2011. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 units in its first week. He received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards. Cole's second album, Born Sinner, was released on June 18, 2013. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200; however, Born Sinner later rose to number one, giving Cole his second number one on the chart. His third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, was released on December 9, 2014, and also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, giving Cole his third number one album. As of February 2016, it has sold over 1.1 million copies in the U.S, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA on the 9th of that same month. As a result, J. Cole became the first rapper in 25 years to have a platinum-selling album without any guest appearances or features.[2]

Guest Performance

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams[1] (born April 5, 1973) is an American singer, rapper, and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk and hip hop band N*E*R*D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006.[2] His second album, Girl, was released on March 3, 2014.[3][4] It was preceded by the commercially successful single "Happy".

As part of the Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous hit singles for various recording artists.[5] Williams has earned ten Grammy Awards including two with the Neptunes. He currently owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER, a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams' endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream apparel, Billionaire Girls Club, textile company Bionic Yarn and a dedicated YouTube channel launched in 2012. The channel was launched on May 12, 2012 as part of YouTube's $100 million original channel initiative.

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Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park is a 110-acre (46-hectare) public park in the London Borough of Haringey. Within the ward of the London neighbourhood of Harringay, Finsbury Park is in the area for centuries covered by the historic parish of Hornsey, succeeded by the Municipal Borough of Hornsey which are now, as with the Finsbury division of Middlesex from which it takes its name, generally associated with narrower areas beyond the park's boundaries. It was one of the first of the great London parks laid out in the Victorian era and served the whole of the Finsbury division which early developed into suburban and urban areas (based on the then discontinued Ossulstone hundred).

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Miguel Gets Emotional at Wireless Festival
myspace.com  –  July 11, 2016
After posting an impromptu song inspired by the tragic shootings in Baton Rogue, Dallas and Falcon Heights, MS last week, Miguel further expressed his feelings about the current environment in the US at the Wireless Festival in London. "We can't let shit ...
Wireless Festival 2016 review: Jess Glynne unites hard-partying masses with R’n’B anthems
London Evening Standard  –  July 11, 2016
With three stages and a line-up that embraces both the mainstream and underground, Wireless attracts a young clientele who drink lots, wear little and party hard. The three-day event made the headlines for the wrong reasons last year, when hundreds of ...
Miguel Gives Tearful Speech About Police Violence Onstage At Wireless Festival
Vibe  –  July 11, 2016
After venting his frustrations with the loss of so many black lives on a track entitled “How Many,” which was released on Friday (July 8), the singer carried his frustrations over to the Wireless Festival stage in London. LISTEN: Miguel Asks “How ...
Wireless Festival 2016 day one highlights: Vic Mensa pays tribute to US shooting victims
International Business Times  –  July 9, 2016
Wireless Festival 2016 got off to a rousing start with some unforgettable performances and a host of surprise appearances. Thousands flocked to London's Finsbury Park on 8 July to watch the likes of Calvin Harris, The 1975, Miguel and Anne-Marie rock out ...
Wizkid Denied Visa Into London, Misses Wireless Music Festival Today
nairaland.com  –  July 9, 2016
Rave of the moment, Wizkid had sadly been denied visa into London which resulted in him missing the 2016 edition of the Wireless Music Festival in London. It should be recall that Wizkid had earlier been scheduled as one of the performing artistes at the ...
What to wear to Wireless Festival 2016? Fashion essentials for Finsbury park and British Summer Time
Mirror  –  July 9, 2016
Thanks to our glorious British weather, deciding what to wear to a festival has never been more painstaking. Throwing a few floaty dresses and a pair of comfy flip flops into a backpack is not going to suffice. Because as you know all too well, any outdoor ...
Wireless 2016: Revellers at London festival impressed with security after chaos last year
International Business Times  –  July 8, 2016
Londons biggest music festival is almost upon us with Wireless Festival preparing to open its gates for another year. The pop bonanza will see the biggest names in pop, hip hop and dance entertain Finsbury Park with Calvin Harris, Boy Better Know and The ...
Lauren Pope rocks a low-cut maxidress while Ashley James displays her legs in flirty miniskirt as they lead the glamour backstage at Wireless Festival
Daily Mail  –  July 8, 2016
The stars were out in force on the first day of Wireless Festival 2016. And leading the glamour behind-the-scenes were blonde beauties Lauren Pope and Ashley James, putting on low-key yet stylish sartorial displays in the VIP backstage area on Friday.
Wireless Festival 2016 line up, map and weather as Calvin Harris and Chase and Status headline Finsbury Park
irishmirror.ie  –  July 8, 2016
London's huge Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park is back this July for more loud music, sing-a-longs and celebrity sightings - and we've got all the goss to prepare you for the big day. Thousands of music lovers are set to descend on the North London park ...
Where to get Wireless Festival 2016 tickets: Calvin Harris and Chase and Status set to rock Finsbury Park
Metro  –  July 7, 2016
Calvin Harris is the main event for Friday (Picture: Getty Images for iHeartMedia) Calvin Harris is headlining Wireless Festival this weekend. The DJ will be taking to the stage on Friday night with the likes of Jess Glynne, Chase and Status and Future ...
Dillon Francis Cancels Wireless Festival Performance
Your EDM  –  July 7, 2016
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dillon Francis will not be performing at the UK’s Wireless Festival. Though the event is a mere two days away, Dillon and his team have made the difficult decision to forego this year’s iteration. The exact reasoning ...
Win Tickets To Wireless Festival 2016
Capital FM  –  July 4, 2016
One of the hottest music events of the summer is coming back to London this weekend - and you could be there! This weekend - 8th, 9th & 10th July - will see some of the biggest acts around descend on the capital for Wireless Festival 2016. The likes of ...

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