Festivals by genre: Hip-Hop

Starting out as a popular music festival at Hyde Park in 2005, Wireless festival soon evolved into a hip-hop and rap festival after the genre of music had consistently topped the charts at the end part of the 2000’s.

Moving across London to Finsbury Park in 2014, the event spanned four days and three stages. While most festivals run over consecutive days, the Wireless format in 2015 was to feature artists on one day at the end of June and follow it with three consecutive days in July to conclude the festival.

Returning back to just three days this year, Fetty Wap, Skepta and The Weeknd are the stand out headliners for the event in July. Following last years event, putting the festival on for this year has faced a lot of criticism. Residents of the Finsbury Park area complained about the destructive and antisocial behaviour of the festival goers back in 2016.

However, new and increased security teams have been hired for this year and a new reinforced perimeter will be constructed around the Finsbury Park site. All this can be found on the website, as well as ticketing information, travel information and a full line-up.

Wireless Festival has bar facilities on site but a no alcohol policy at the gate is in place and any alcohol found by security teams at the gate will lead to confiscation of the items and a void of ticket.

Tickets on the official website are limited to only Friday day tickets but Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Eventim are still offering various day tickets, weekend tickets and VIP packages on their websites.

http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk/

Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/people/22183946@N06 

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