If I wasn’t a member of Team No Sleep I probably wouldn’t have answered the late night call on Saturday night and got the opportunity to go the last day of the Wireless Festival for free! So because of this I thought it was only best that I review it.
You can never count on Great British weather to be good in the summer, but one thing you can always count on is the Wireless Festival to bring you one of the greatest musical life experiences – being there goes beyond the music. With four stages, side attractions and epic headline acts, the past weekend has been mad!
In general getting the opportunity to perform on the main stage at the Wireless Festival pretty much means you’ve made it, but this was not the case for all. Despite years in the industry and building a strong fanbase while in N Dubz, none of the ndublettes could save Tulisa from the boos while she performed on Saturday; and the boos even continued to the day after when seeing Tulisa in the highlights video set off a completely different crowd booing again
It’s hard to tell whether people aren’t rating her brain tekkers or singing ability. In my opinion it was probably the fault of the Wireless organises because from my knowledge, she only has one well known song which didn’t even do that well in the charts! X-factor has definitely given her more relevance than she deserves, but there is one past X-Factor contestant who will soon be getting more recognition for what she is currently doing. Cher Lloyd shocked everyone with her fresh new stage presence and music. The young singer has traded in the face pulling while on stage for a new pop/rock sound and look. She got a good reception from the crowd and I am expecting big things from her.
There were many other equally talented acts on the other stages across Hyde Park over the weekend including Ms Dynamite, D’banj, The Weeknd, Lady Leshurr, Krept and Konan, Mikill Pane, A$ap Rocky, Lloyd, Stooshe, Cleo Sol and K Koke. I didn’t get to see any of the acts across the other stages because I didn’t wake up at 6am for a front row view of the main stage in vain!!
What I do know is that Sneakbo even had fans following to watch him leave the grounds through fences. He is an upcoming Underground King, and like many other underground artists the dream is to grace the main stage at Wireless, and Maverick Sabre is one that got this opportunity.
On the final day of Wireless on the main stage, Labrinth not only showed that he is a great singer but he also showed that he has special powers, as he sang Let The Sun Shine, the grey clouds cleared and the sun actually did appear; Rizzle Kicks had the whole crowd doing The Hump – No durex! And it was very awkward when someone in the crowd asked “What songs does J Cole sing?”. With this being said all the acts on that stage deserved to be there.
Jessie J did a brilliant job as the supporting act for Rihanna. She did a mixed set of her own songs and songs by others including Luther Vandross and Usher who she described as some of her inspirations. She was the first act to have the entire crowd jumping and also gave one of her lucky fans the chance to get on stage and sing with her.
Rihanna as the headline act is all everyone had really been waiting for. For me to sit here as a Rihanna fan and write a review on her performance, would be more biased than Beyonce saying Jay Z is the greatest rapper alive. Nonetheless there are not enough words to describe how the Bajan singer left the crown in awe and wanting more of her performance which was similar to the one at Hackney Weekend.
If you have never been to the wireless festival or any festival, I would recommend you go for a banter filled experience.
Words and Online Edit By: Princess Onitilo