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Grace Jones confirmed to support Pulp at Wireless July 3

| On 21, Mar 2011

Wireless with Barclaycard is delighted to announce that pop’s formidable superstar Grace Jones is confirmed to support Pulp at Wireless on Sunday July 3.  The Naked and Famous, Roky Erickson, Devotchka, The Like and Summer Camp also join the bill.  With The Black Eyed Peas headlining Friday 1, The Chemical Brothers headlining Saturday 2 and the likes of Plan B, Tinie Tempah, David Guetta, The Streets and Bruno Mars also confirmed across the weekend, this years Wireless with Barclaycard is set to be the event on the summer’s musical calendar.

Grace Jones is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and cutting edge artists of our time, the imitable Jamaican born musician and style icon is firmly entrenched in pop culture history. Her distinct fusion of new wave, pop, reggae and R & B has seen her infiltrate night clubs for the past 30 years while her striking androgynous image scored her the enviable title of Andy Warhol’s muse.  Renowned for her enthralling live shows Grace Jones at Wireless with Barclaycard is a must see performance.

Joining Pulp and Grace Jones along with the already announced TV On The Radio, Foals, The Horrors and Metronomy Kiwi quintet The Naked and Famous are winning serious praise.  One of the most exciting, vibrant and interesting Antipodean acts to the hit the UK scene this past year their debut single ‘Young Blood’ became the first debut single by a Kiwi band to reach number one in their home country for 16 years.  In the UK they were recently awarded a highly coveted place in the BBC’s Sound of 2011. Denver based group DeVotchKa also join Sunday’s line-up.  Having developed a powerful distinctive sound, blending a variety of eastern European, Latin and US Southwestern music, with more mainstream rock and punk sounds. Their swelling powerful and reflective ballads, married with the tender crooning of Grammy-nominated front man Nick Urata, has seen the band create the evocative soundscapes for a growing list of films including four-time Academy Award nominated film Little Miss Sunshine, I Love You Phillip Morris and The Joneses.  DeVotchKa’s latest studio album, 100 Lovers was released this month.

Sunday’s line-up now also boasts Texas singer-songwriter Roky Erikson, a living legend. His 1960s band, the 13th Floor Elevators, have been called the pioneers of psychedelic rock, influencing the likes of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, and later covered by REM, Primal Scream and even ZZ Top. Making a long-awaited and triumphant return to the recording studio last year after a 14-year hiatus, the imitable rocker released ‘True Love Cast Out All Evil’, a powerful biographical album of harrowing growl and grit which received widespread acclaim.  Five years after their first appearance at Wireless with Barclaycard, LA bred female four piece The Like will be making a welcome return to the Hyde Park stage. With the release of their new album ‘Release Me’, produced by Mark Ronson, the group has developed an entirely new retro-neuvo sound, kindling significant buzz amongst the UK music press.  Enigmatic London based duo Summer Camp are also confirmed and are set to bring their dreamy synth  pop to the stellar Sunday line-up.

Line up so far:
Friday July 1
The Black Eyed Peas
Plan B
Tinie Tempah
Bruno Mars
Wretch 32
Far East Movement
Plus special guest
David Guetta

Saturday July 2
The Chemical Brothers
Chase & Status
The Streets
Aphex Twin
Katy B
Janelle Monae
The Whip
Justin Robertson

Sunday July 3
Grace Jones
TV On The Radio
The Horrors
The Naked & Famous
Roky Erickson
The Like
Summer Camp