The headliners and first wave of bands for Wireless Festival 2018 have been announced.
J. Cole, Stormzy and DJ Khaled and Friends will top the bill on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. They’ll be joined by Migos, Post Malone, Giggs, Cardi B and many more.
Here’s today’s announcement in full:
Friday 6 July:
J. Cole | Post Malone | Partynextdoor | Big Sean | Goldlink | Wiley | Wretch 32 | Mabel | Kojo Funds | Belly Squad | Bas | Donae’o
Saturday 7 July:
Stormzy | Migos | J Hus | French Montana | 6LACK | A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie | Belly | Mostack | Fredo | Hardy Caprio | Ramz
Sunday 8 July:
DJ Khaled and Friends | Giggs | Rae Sremmurd | Lil Uzi Vert | Cardi B | Rick Ross | Playboi Carti | Lil Pump | Mist | Not3s | Trippie Redd | Ski Mark The Slump God | 67 | Smokepurpp | Jaykae | Liza Mercedez
J. Cole last played the UK on his headline tour last year, celebrating the 2016 release of 4 Your Eyez Only. He continues to be a driving force in the urban music scene, with his Dreamville Records label championing the likes of Bas, Coz and Ari Lennox. Read more about Dreamville in our For The People feature.
Stormzy dominated the homegrown urban scene last year, with the Mercury Music Prize nominated Gang Signs and Prayer. Last year saw him celebrated as the first grime artist to reach No.1 in the UK album charts, as well as having MOBOs, a GQ Man Of The Year Award and two BRIT nominations to his name. Read more about the rise of Stormzy in our feature, celebrating the impact of grime.
American producer, DJ, and influential music executive DJ Khaled will be bringing his friends to Wireless Festival to round out proceedings on Sunday 8 July. He’ll be joined by an unannounced host of guests and collaborators, celebrating his ten strong album back catalogue, which has spawned hit singles such as Wild Thoughts with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Wireless Festival marks his first performance outside North America, and the only place to see him in the UK this year.
With J. Cole, Stormzy and DJ Khaled joined by some of the biggest international and homegrown names across the urban landscape, the thirteenth year of Wireless Festival is already looking hu