Wireless Festival 2020: Plug into the lineup, tickets and more
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Don’t call it a comeback — Wireless, one of the UK’s largest hip-hop and urban music festivals, returns to Finsbury Park in North London on 2-4th July 2021.
Held over the weekend of 3 to 5 July, this year’s headliners include major acts from both sides of the Atlantic: A$AP Rocky’s only UK performance of 2020 on Friday, London grime icon Skepta on Saturday and Meek Mill playing his first-ever British gig on Sunday. Last year’s Wireless lineup included rap royalty, with the likes of Cardi B, Migos and Travis Scott playing the main stage.
A$AP Rocky has been a newspaper mainstay recently, from his brief stint in a Swedish prison in 2019 to his heavily rumoured relationship with Rihanna. The Barbadian singer has split from her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel and was allegedly spotted getting cosy with the “Fashion Killa” rapper in New York City.
A source tells The Sun: “They shared a hotel suite during that trip in New York. However, Rihanna is reluctant to put a label on it as it’s so soon after Hassan. They’re really enjoying each other’s company and taking things easy as it’s still early days.”
While it’s not likely that Rihanna will be joining A$AP Rocky at the London festival, other names on the Wireless lineup include Young Thug, Playboi Carti, Koffee, AJ Tracey, Aitch, M Huncho and MoStack, among many more. Quality Control Music will also be hosting a main-stage takeover, with the Atlanta record label inviting special guests like Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty and City Girls.
Founded in 2005 with a focus on pop and rock, Wireless has been shifting its lineup towards hip-hop and urban music since 2010. Since becoming one of the best UK festivals, the event has also expanded outside London — with outposts in Leeds, Birmingham and Wireless Festival Germany in Frankfurt.
Wireless Festival faced major complaints from local residents in 2018, which nearly ended the London festival. Haringey Council attempted to impose strict noise restrictions after neighbours moaned about noise, anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and litter damage.
Fortunately, Wireless Festival organisers managed to persuade the authorities to amend its licence rather than revoking it — with new conditions including requests that artists not swear or wear “offensive” clothing, finishing the last day of the UK festival 30 minutes earlier at 21:30 as well as new sound-level limits that will be more heavily monitored.
Can't wait to plug into Wireless Festival 2020? Keep reading for everything you need to know before you go.
- Lineup highlights: A$AP Rocky, D-Block Europe, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Skepta, Quality Control: The Takeover, Dababy, Roddy Rich, Burna Boy, Meek Mill, AJ Tracey, Lil Baby, Migos…
- Location: Finsbury Park, London
- Dates: 3 to 5 July 2020
- No. of attendees: 135,000 (2019)
Who’s on the 2020 Wireless lineup?
This year’s Wireless lineup will see some of the biggest acts in British and American hip-hop headed to the top UK festival including headliners A$AP Rocky, Skepta and Meek Mill.
Wireless 2020 lineup:
A$AP Rocky, Skepta, Meek Mill, D-Block Europe, AJ Tracey, Tion Wayne, M Huncho, Hardy Caprio, MoStack, MIST, Tiffany Calver and friends, Quality Control Music takeover (ft. Migos, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, City Girls), Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, DaBaby, Lil Tjay, Burna Boy, Roddy Ricch, Playboi Carti, Doja Cat, Koffee, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Trippie Redd, A$AP Ferg, NAV, Rico Nasty, NLE Choppa, Steel Banglez, Nafe Smallz, Jay1, Young T and Bugsey, Polo G, Pop Smoke, DigDat, Kida Kudz, Darkoo, Lil Tecca
When is Wireless 2020?
Wireless Festival will take place on the weekend of 3 to 5 July 2020.
Where is Wireless Festival?
Wireless 2020 will once again be held in Finsbury Park, North London — just off Seven Sisters Road.
How do I get to Wireless Festival?
Being a London festival, Wireless 2020 is easily accessible via the capital’s public transportation system. The nearest Tube stations are Manor House Station (Piccadilly line) and Finsbury Park Station (Victoria Line), though it should be noted the latter is undergoing major refurbishments and will have long queues.
Finsbury Park is also serviced by TFL bus routes 4, 19, 29, 106, 141, 153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, 279, 341, W3 and W7. Finsbury Park Rail Station is also nearby, with trains going to King’s Cross and Moorgate. There will be no car parking around Wireless Festival, so it’s recommended to take public transportation or an Uber.
Big Green Coach also serves as the Wireless 2020 Official Travel Provider, with service to 21 locations around the country running Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Prices start at £34, see the full timetable here.
Are there age restrictions?
Children under five years old will not be permitted into Wireless Festival. Under-16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18 and over). Anyone over 16 can attend independently, but must bring valid ID.
Can you camp at Wireless Festival?
Given that it is in London, Wireless 2020 is a non-camping music festival. You will be required to leave the event when it ends nightly.
How much are Wireless tickets?
Wireless tickets start at £81.20 for the day, with a three-day Wireless ticket for the full weekend going for £210. Left it down to the wire and they're all sold out? You can still find Wireless tickets on StubHub, though head over A$AP before they're gone!