More acts for Wireless with Barclaycard – Chipmunk, Alexis Jordan, J. Cole, The Pretty Reckless and more
aaamusic | On 13, Apr 2011
Wireless with Barclaycard have announced a host of fantastic new acts set to join the weekend line-up. Chipmunk, Alexis Jordan, J. Cole and The Pretty Reckless are amongst those confirmed to join headliners The Black Eyed Peas, The Chemical Brothers and Pulp as this year’s bill gets even hotter!
Chipmunk, Alexis Jordan, Jodie Connor and Dot Rotten join an already sensational line up on Friday 1 July, with Black Eyed Peas headlining and other acts so far confirmed including Plan B, Tine Tempah and David Guetta. Widely considered as one of the best UK grime acts around Chipmunk burst onto the scene in 2009 with his platinum selling debut album ‘I Am Chipmunk…’. He has amassed five top-ten hits on the UK Singles Chart, including the chart topping ‘Oopsy Daisy’, and his highly anticipated second album ‘Transition’ is out soon. One of 2011’s explosive new arrivals, Alexis Jordan, is an 18-year-old pop powerhouse currently tearing up the club & airplay charts in the UK. The former America’s Got Talent finalist, who has the backing of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, has already scored two top ten UK singles with her insanely catchy pop hits ‘Happiness’ and ‘Good Girl’. Mancunian singer songwriter Jodie Connor and hotly tipped South London MC Dot Rotten are also set to join Friday’s fantastic line-up.
J.Cole is now confirmed to join headliners The Chemical Brothers on Saturday 2 July, a day which already boasts Chase & Status, Aphex Twin and Janelle Monae amongst others. The first ever artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, North Carolina born and bred J. Cole made himself notable when he dropped his recent mixtape The Warm Up, as well as a coveted guest verse on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 with ‘A Star Is Born’. New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica will also hit the stage, a fellow Roc Nation recruit, he has gained widespread critical praise for his lyrically dense performances and soulful tunes. Michael Franti and Spearhead also join the bill, well known for their moving politically charged tunes, they were at the forefront of hip-hop’s renaissance, mixing hip-hop with a unique blend of funk, reggae, jazz, and rock. Also added to Saturday’s enviable line-up is North London’s Modestep, electronic dance act Her Majesty and the Wolves featuring former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Maverick Sabre, who appeared on Professor Green’s latest single, and acclaimed DJ James Holroyd.
Having recently announced Grace Jones as support for Pulp on 3 July, Wireless with Barclaycard have announced a string of new acts bursting with talent to join the Sunday line up. The Pretty Reckless have already netted a top ten album here in the UK (for 2010’s Light Me Up), featuring Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen they are set to give an amazing performance. Utah rockers Neon Trees will blast out their hard-hitting anthems of adolescent angst with heart-on-the-sleeve passion. Hotly-tipped Nottingham singer songwriter Liam Bailey, who recently hooked up with fellow Wireless with Barclaycard performers Chase & Status on their hit single Blind Faith also joins the bill, along with Californian trio Funeral Party who will deliver their dance inducing spirit. Irish synth-pop rockers Fight Like Apes, London’s electro-pop maestros Clock Opera and Belfast based Cashier No.9 also join Sunday’s storming line-up.
Line Up So Far:
Friday July 1 Saturday July 2 Sunday July 3
The Black Eyed Peas The Chemical Brothers Pulp
Plan B Chase & Status Grace Jones
Tinie Tempah The Streets TV On The Radio
Bruno Mars Aphex Twin Foals
Example Chromeo The Horrors
Chipmunk Katy B Metronomy
Alexis Jordan Janelle Monae The Pretty Reckless
Wretch 32 Devlin The Naked and Famous
Jodie Connor Battles Roky Erickson
Far East Movement Digitalism Neon Trees
Labrinth J.Cole Liam Bailey
Yasmin Jay Electronica Devotchka
Dot Rotten The Whip Funeral Party
Plus special guest Nero The Like
David Guetta Justin Robertson Fight Like Apes
Michael Franti and Spearhead Summer Camp
Modestep Clock Opera
Her Majesty and the Wolves Cashier No. 9
Tickets for Friday 1 July are priced at £49.50 plus booking fees. Tickets for Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July are priced at £48.50 plus booking fees.
Tickets are on sale now at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk