Today, Wireless unveiled a number of significant exclusive acts, including Lil Uzi Vert, Popcaan, Headie One, Ice Spice, FLO, Latto, Joey Bada$$, and others, together with three massive UK exclusive headliners: Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, and D-Block Europe. Special guest 50 Cent will also appear.
On July 7–9, Wireless returns to its original location in London’s Finsbury Park, bringing together for one weekend only the worlds of grime, afrobeats, rap, r&b, hip-hop, and rap. The schedule is already packed, and demand is sky-high for this event, which is renowned for I was there moments, special guests, and star-studded after parties. Fans are urged to purchase in advance to prevent disappointment. Pre-sale for current Three and Barclaycard customers begins on January 25. Below, general tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 27.
After weeks of rumors from fans and “leaks,” the information was finally made public in a dramatic film featuring well-known UK media figures Yung Filly, Darkest Man, Henrie, BBC 1XTRA’s Nadia Jae, and Kenny Allstar as they race to find the offenders.
Travis Scott makes his triumphant comeback in a UK-only booking at the Wireless, where he last performed in 2019 to a packed house. With records and moves that shifted culture, the diamond-certified artist, designer, actor, producer, and record label pioneer transformed the course of hip-hop. After two sold-out performances in 2022 at the O2 arena in support of his much anticipated fourth album, “Utopia,” Travis Scott is poised to establish new standards at GoPuff presents Wireless 2023.
Playboi Carti, a former rapper from Atlanta who is now a vampiric rock superstar, has become one of the most in-demand musicians in the world thanks to a steady series of songs. His legion of followers, who are eagerly awaiting his new album “Music,” the follow-up to his landmark US #1 certified Gold album, “WHOLE LOTTA RED,” consider his live performances to be legendary. Carti is at the height of his abilities and prepared to take center stage at Finsbury Park in a UK-only performance.
The South London powerhouse D-Block Europe is well on its path to achieving world dominance. With Young Adz and Dirtbike LB, the platinum-selling group has amassed three billion streams, platinum singles, four gold albums, a MOBO Award, and two BRIT nominations. DBE’s most recent album, “Lap 5,” debuted at number five in the UK for a record-breaking fifth time, and after a sold-out stadium tour, their time as UK rap kings has come. The only opportunity to see DBE in the UK in 2023 is at Gopuff Delivers Wireless.
Hip-hop legend 50 Cent will make his Wireless debut as a special guest on the Sunday. Also jumping on the bill is the iconic Lil Uzi Vert (UK exclusive), Dancehall kingpin Popcaan (UK exclusive), North London rap honcho Headie One, viral sensation Ice Spice (UK exclusive), Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$, hitmaker Metro Boomin (UK exclusive), trap-soul pioneer Bryson Tiller (UK exclusive), the UK’s hottest R&B trio FLO, Chicago drill star Lil Durk (first UK appearance), The Bronx’s Lil Tjay, Atlanta ‘Queen of da Souf’ Latto (UK exclusive), the exclusive UK debut for GloRilla, the UK debut for R&B singer Mariah The Scientist, Jamaican dancehall hero Dexter Daps, Ghanaian torchbearer Black Sherif, rising stars Lancey Foux, Clavish, Lola Brooke (UK exclusive) and Playboi Carti’s Opium label signees Ken Carson (UK festival exclusive) and Destroy Lonely (UK festival exclusive).
This year, BBC 1Xtra returns to Wireless as the designated broadcast partner till 2023. Our favorite 1Xtra family will be reporting live from the scene and giving listeners the inside scoop on everything that happens. Aside from 1Xtra DJ sets throughout the weekend, expect exclusive backstage performances, interviews with this year’s greatest acts, including US megastars and domestic hitmakers. You can watch on BBC iPlayer, listen to it on BBC Sounds, and keep up with it on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter.
Wireless 2023 names announced today:
Lil Uzi Vert
Maria The Scientist
Special guest: 50 Cent
BBC Radio 1XTRA hosts appearing across the weekend
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