Drake to headline Barclaycard Wireless Saturday 7 July
aaamusic | On 31, Jan 2012
Barclaycard Wireless Festival is excited to announce that Grammy nominated recording artist Drake will headline the festival on Saturday 7 July.
UK superstar Example, Pennsylvanian rap lyricist Wiz Khalifa (this will be his only UK show of 2012) and London rap star Professor Green will also join the bill. With Rihanna already confirmed to headline Sunday 8 July, Barclaycard Wireless Festival is set to be an unmissable weekend in London’s iconic Hyde Park.
Canadian born rapper Drake is a bona fide superstar. His recent critically acclaimed album ‘Take Care’, released late last year, debuted atop the Billboard Top 100 chart whilst in the UK it went in at number five with the biggest first week sales figure of any US hip hop artist in the UK last year. His spring UK arena tour also sold out in an incredible 24 hours, shifting more than 100,000 tickets in the process! A dynamic and passionate performer renowned for his energetic performances and creative stage designs, Drake’s Barclaycard Wireless Festival performance is sure to be a powerful and visual spectacle.
Example will be back in full force this summer, hitting Barclaycard Wireless Festival for his forth year in a row. His latest studio album ‘Playing in the Shadows’ released in September last year, debuted at number one on the UK Album Charts and has already spawned two number one singles – ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ and ‘Stay Awake’. Example says:
“This will be my 4th year in a row at Wireless. We must be doing something right! I feel like part of the furniture now. Over the years I’ve moved up from stage to stage and played bigger slots but I can honestly say every one of them was equally epic. Whether it was opening the main stage or closing one of the smaller tents the crowd was always packed and buzzing with energy. The backdrop of Hyde Park adds a certain air of heritage and great tradition to the whole event. I can’t wait.”
Pittsburgh’s hottest export, rap lyricist Wiz Khalifa, will bring his East Coast hip-hop to Hyde Park, this will be his only UK performance of 2012. A rising star with a young bravado and a charismatic execution of rhymes. His smash hit single ‘Black and Yellow’, taken from his debut album ‘Rolling Papers’, went top five in the UK last year and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Professor Green will make a return to the Barclaycard Wireless Festival stage in 2012. The Hackney rapper’s debut album ‘Alive Til I’m Dead’, went to number two on the UK charts and included the smashes ‘I Need You Tonight’ and ‘Just Be Good To Green’. His latest album ‘At Your Inconvenience’ was released late last year with the recent single ‘Read All About It’ hitting number one, cementing him as a bonafide weapon in the UK music scene. Professor Green said:
“I’m really excited to be performing at Wireless again. Wireless 2010 was a real highlight of that year. The tent was a roadblock and it was lively. I’m confident that this year it will be bigger and better and I can’t wait to get back on that stage in Hyde Park. Roll on the summer…”
Barclaycard Wireless Festival is a dazzling open-air live music festival in the heart of bustling London. Hosted in Hyde Park it offers a chance to experience the excitement of watching the best in popular music right on your doorstep; with many more acts and details still to be unveiled, Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 is certain to be the biggest and best event on the summer’s musical calendar.
– Tickets for Saturday 7 July (Drake headline day) are priced at £49.50 plus booking fee.
– Tickets for Sunday 8 July (Rihanna headline day) are priced at at £52.50 plus booking fee.
– Limited two day tickets are now available (for Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July) priced at £97 plus booking fee.
Tickets & VIP Packages available at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
Barclaycard customers have the exclusive opportunity to purchase limited two for one tickets, on sale Wednesday 1st February at 9am via:
www.barclaycardunwind.com followed by a 48 hour presale.