New Look Wireless festival headliners announced
04 Feb 2015
This year London’s New Look Wireless festival will be headlined by Drake, Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj.
The festival, which returns for its tenth year under the new name New Look Wireless, confirmed the cracking line-up which includes not one, not two, not three but five headline acts last week. Here’s a breakdown of who’s playing.
Day One: Drake
First up to headline the festival on Friday 3 July is Aubrey “Drake” Graham. He’s a Grammy Award winner. A multi-platinum selling artist. A record holder and an innovator. His 2009 mixtape, So Far Gone, saw Drake rise to the forefront of the hip-hop scene. He has since gone on to become one of the leading artists holding the record for most No.1’s on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop chart.
Drake will be joined by Labrinth, Nero, Duke Dumont, Joey Bada$$, Fuse ODG, Krept & Konan, ILoveKonnen, G-Eazy, Little Simz and OCD: Moosh & Twist plus special guests to be announced.
Day Two: Avicii and Kendrick Lamar
The first of the dual headliners, Avicii and Kendrick Lamar, top the bill on Saturday 4 July. Avicii: A genre-defying DJ and one who is no stranger to a large crowd having played at the world’s biggest clubs and festivals. Born Tim Bergling, Avicii’s 2013 single Wake Me Up, taken from the album True, became one of the biggest tracks of all time. The track was No.1 in 81 countries, went four-times platinum and notched up over 2.6 billion streams worldwide.
His co-headliner, Kendrick Lamar, was hailed “the new king of the West Coast” by Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Game. He held the torch releasing Good Kid, M.A.A.D City in 2012. The album earned Lamar acclaim from critics and fans for its classic brilliance, narrative and skilled rapping.
Knife Party, Childish Gambino, Gorgon City, Raleigh Ritchie, Indiana and Stormzy join Avicii and Kendrick Lamar on the line-up.
Day Three: David Guetta and Nicki Minaj
The second pair of headliners, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj, will close the festival on Sunday 5 July. Electronic-dance-music pioneer, David Guetta, will be showcasing his new material that has propelled Guetta into his new musical phase. Listen is Guetta’s new album that showcases the evolved DJ-producer. Tracks include Dangerous and the Emeli Sande collaboration, What I Did for Love.
Meanwhile, arguably reigning queen of the hip-hop world, Nicki Minaj will be entertaining with tracks from her eagerly-received third album, The Pinkprint. The collection includes Anaconda and Only, which features fellow Wireless headliner Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.
Jessie J, Clean Bandit, August Alsina, Wretch 32, Grandmaster Flash, Arrested Development, Logic and George The Poet complete day three of the New Look Wireless festival line-up.
Plus more acts to be announced
The New Look Wireless Festival takes place from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 July at London’s Finsbury Park. Day, two day (Friday and Saturday, Friday and Sunday or Saturday and Sunday) and three day tickets can be purchased here.