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Sun 4th Jul
@ Hyde Park, London
Featuring: Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Slash, Chase & Status, Friendly Fires, Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Drake, D-12, Mr Hudson, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Professor Green, Wale, Bluey Robinson, Wiley, Roll Deep, Talay Riley, McLean, Chiddy Bang
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Wireless 2010: Jay-Z + Lily Allen + Slash + Chase & Status + Friendly Fires + Chipmunk + Tinie Tempah + Drake + D-12 + Mr Hudson + Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip + Professor Green + Wale + Bluey Robinson + Wiley + Roll Deep + Talay Riley + McLean + Chiddy Bang
If you love weekend music festivals but hate lining up for public showers or sleeping in a tent, London's Wireless Festival 2010 is perfect for you. Set in the heart of the City in beautiful Hyde Park, the sixth edition of this annual festival puts an eclectic array of today's most popular rock, dance and pop acts on your doorstep. With this year's event expanded to include a third night, the line up features established names along with younger up-and-coming artists. Wireless also features a massive beer garden, interactive games, plenty of food stalls and chill out areas. Keep checking back for line-up additions!
Laid-back hip-hop grooves from the East Coast rapper aka Shawn Corey Carter who made the anthemic 'Hard Knock Life'. One of the most prolific and successful American rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, maintaining both commercial appeal and street credibility.
Jay Z tour dates
For a London girl who kick-started her career on the Internet, Lily Allen is flying higher than ever. Since emerging in 2006 with her iconic debut No 1 single ‘Smile’, Lily has gone on to sell over 5 million albums worldwide. Her cheeky songs, down-to-earth lyrics and dramatic sense of fashion earned her a place at the top of the charts and have seen her climb her way out of Internet-based cultdom, into mainstream critical acclaim.
Her huge success in the UK not only quickly spread around the world but also helped shift the musical axis towards young female artists. Her talent as a songwriter was acknowledged in 2010 when she won 3 Ivor Novello Awards; that same year she played her final headline live show – at the O2 Arena, and then announced she was taking a break from making and performing music.
In 2013 Lily returned to the studio, having spent the previous 3 years raising her young family and establishing her own record label.
Lily Allen tour dates
Born in England, Slash (real name Saul Hudson) is widely considered to be one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, the band that band dominated the 1980s and 90s music scene selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and ushering in a decade of hard charging rock music. After the band's break-up, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project, Slash's Snakepit, and global success with supergroup Velvet Revolver. 2010 saw Slash release his eponymous debut solo album to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators tour dates
Chase (Will) & Status (Saul) have been hailed as 'the most exciting producers in the UK today'. They met at Manchester University through their mutual love of drum and bass in the mid nineties and have DJ'd ever since. Their frenetic formula of raging riffs and high octane breakdowns earned their acclaimed album 'No More Idols' double platinum status, whilst their baffling, on-the-fly manipulation of dirty, ferocious beats has attracted a devoted global fan base, who live and breathe that tumultuous bass driven sound.
Chase & Status (Live) tour dates
Friendly Fires lie somewhere between the poppiness of Snap!, the funkiness of Prince, and the electronic dance-iness of Daft Punk. Friendly Fires were the first unsigned band ever to play Transmission on Channel 4, shown on 9th November 2007. Their self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2009 Mercury Awards and the band have since gone from strength to strength, nominated for two Brit Awards in 2010, and releasing their Top 10 album, 'Pala', in 2011.
Friendly Fires tour dates
Formerly known as Chipmunk, Chip is a major player on the UK hip hop scene. The grime star from Tottenham, Jahmaal Noel Fyffe released his debut album 'I Am Chipmunk' at the tender age of 18 in 2009. By that point in his life, he'd already picked up a MOBO for Best UK Newcomer and holds another for Best Hip-Hop Act (2008). Follow-up album 'Transition' saw him duet with Chris Brown on the track 'Champion', plus rack up yet another top 5 hit.
Chip tour dates
Tinie Tempah originated from South London, gaining notoriety in 2006 with his underground debut single 'Wifey'. Later, Tinie Tempah (real name Patrick Junior C. Okongwu) would come to top the UK charts in 2010 with 'Pass Out', a song 'about getting so out of it that you pass out'. In less than six months Tinie Tempah has gone from underground buzz artist to bona fide pop phenomenon.
Tinie Tempah tour dates
Lil'Wayne protege and former actor, the Grammy Award-winning, Young Money / Cash Money recording artist from Canada is a passionate and dynamic performer, renowned for his energetic performances and creative stage designs. Drake enjoyed a landmark 2013, winning his first-ever Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap Album for his critically revered platinum album, 'Take Care', and has remained a distinctive presence across both hip-hop and popular culture.
Drake tour dates
Detroit hip-hop group whose name Dirty Dozen (aka D-12) belies their six-piece line-up. Formed in the early 1990s, the band included a young Eminem amongst their number; something which cannot have hindered their subsequent rise to fame.
D-12 tour dates
It takes someone with foresight and imagination to pull off the cross-pollination of hip hop and r&b beats with classic song writing, but in doing so Mr Hudson hit upon a winning formula. Following huge success - 3 records in the top 50 at one point - Mr Hudson (Or Ben to his mum) took a break in 2011 after a gig at which he jumped off stage and broke his foot, turning his attention to writing and production for the likes of Pixie Lott and Wretch 32.
He's back in 2013 with a new single as influenced by classic Motown and Stax Records as it is by the likes of Mayor Hawthorne and D’Angelo, and a new album in the works. The pedigree of artists Mr Hudson has previously collaborated with is stellar, and a testament to his many layers and versatility.
Mr Hudson tour dates
The hip-hop/electro duo whose name has been on the tip of everyone's tongues, since the release of their 2007 single Thou Shalt Always Kill. Sounding like a head on collision between The Streets, Goldie Lookin' Chain and Kieran Hebden's Fourtet, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip manage to mix coolness, humour and wry commentary with some highly original material.
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip tour dates
One of the UK's best freestylers/rappers, Professor Green (real name Stephen Manderson) made a name for himself as a battle MC from Hackney, East London, winning the prestigious freestyle night 'Jump-Off' twice in a row, which brought him to the attention of talent scouts and The Streets band member Mike Skinner. Littering his lyrics with wry pop culture references, a sharp sense of humour and honesty, Professor Green has produced and collaborated with a host of musicians, including Lily Allen.
Professor Green tour dates
Born in Sweden and raised in London, Bluey is a captivating, charismatic act whose songwriting encapsulates a throwback feel with a futuristic twist. Retaining a distinct British personality, there are also echoes of Prince, Otis Redding, The Jackson 5, Cee-Lo Green and Bruno Mars in Bluey's sonic spectrum.
Bluey Robinson tour dates
Wiley is one of the founders of 'grime' music, but has since gone on to start up his own group. Mixing an electronic beat with a kicking hip hop beat, Wiley is grime music's most famous, and best loved artist, influencing all those young artists who are coming through on the scene. Wiley is an MC and a producer, which is really telling in his musical style and arrangements.
Wiley tour dates
Firmly establishing their place in the main stream whilst still upholding their street roots, Roll Deep's Mexicalypso grime meets salsa hip hop. This is not grime by numbers and that's exactly why they are at the very top of the Grime league right now and are out selling and out charting all their competitors.
Roll Deep tour dates
20-year-old urban pop artist Talay Riley is already a familiar name within the music industry. A year ago, Talay had his first UK #1 single with Chipmunk's 'Oopsy Daisy', a song he wrote, following it with a UK Top 10 as artist and co-writer on Chipmunk's 'Look For Me'. Now he releases debut single 'Humanoid' - a dark and edgy urban pop track that merges robotic beats, cutting edge production and a killer chorus to create a song that is instant and exciting.
Talay Riley tour dates
McLean is an award winning, singer and songwriter from Essex. In his relatively short career Mclean has worked with a number of key figures in UK music scene including Chase & status, Tinie Tempah, Chip, Dappy, Devlin, Professor green, Tulisa, Tinchy Stryder, The Wide Boys, Sway and DJ Friction as well as Grammy winning producers Simon Franglen and Fraser T Smith who described McLean as a young Marvin Gaye.
Mclean's debut single 'MY NAME' went straight into the UK top 40 at no.10.
McLean tour dates
Chiddy Bang are MC Chiddy and DJ/producer Xaphoon Jones from Philadelphia. They formed during their first year at college and their musical career gathered momentum online via 'The Swelly Express' mixtape which was made available on the band's myspace. Word quickly spread via blogs and the mixtape was downloaded 80,000 times in a month.
Chiddy Bang tour dates
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Venue: Hyde Park
Enquiries: 0300 061 2000
Site Plan: View the Site Plan
→ Knightsbridge 9 min walk
→ Marble Arch 10 min walk
→ Hyde Park Corner 12 min walk