Wireless Festival

Wireless Festival

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
4th July 2014

Festival Information
A top music festival which takes place annually, the Wireless festival is not one to be reckoned with. Sourcing the best bands and acts in music, Wireless never fails to please its music hungry attendees. In the hands of Live Nation, this festival first took place in Hyde Park, moving to Harewood Park, in Leeds for 2006 and 2007, before returning to its birth place in London.

Set in a prime location, the event hosts most of today’s best artists and bands, in pop, rock and even dance. Spread across numerous stages, it won’t be hard for you to scout out a band of your requirements here. First sponsored by O2, it was originally known as the O2 Wireless festival but has since changed its name from 2009 to the Wireless festival, due to the new sponsors. With all the facilities you will need and entertainment to keep you enthralled, the Wireless festival is a music event not to be missed.

The Wireless festival began in 2005 and was originally sponsored by O2. There were a good amount of acts performing with some amazing sets, all providing the festival with a fantastic review. Some of the first years’ highlights were; Basement Jaxx, Moby, Hard-Fi, New Order, Lady Sovereign, Keane, James Blunt, Pete Doherty and Kasabian. This is evidence enough to prove that the Wireless festival has attracted a large range of fantastic artists from its’ very first year.

In 2006 the festival occurred at Hyde Park and also at Harewood House in Leeds. This was the perfect way for the festival to grow in popularity and allowed so many more people to attend. Some of the highlights and headliners were; The Strokes, Gogol Bordello, Dirty Pretty Things, David Gray, KT Tunstall, Massive Attack, Gnarls Barkley, Metric, James Blunt, Paolo Nutini, Goldfrapp and The Fratellis.

Again in 2007 the festival occurred in both locations and Leeds also introduced the option of camping in Lord Harewoods’ grounds for an additional cost. Some highlights were; The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Klaxons, Daft Punk, The Cribs, Kate Nash, Kaiser Chiefs and Faithless.

In 2008 the Wirless festival returned to its’ birthplace and this was the last year of the O2’s reign. Some of the acts to perform at this festival were; Jay-Z, Mark Ronson, Elliot Minor, Tinie Tempah, Morrissey, The Courteeners, Deadmau5, Fatboy Slim, Robyn, Counting Crows, Bowling for Soup and Goo Goo Dolls.

In 2009 the festival introduced new sponsors, Barclaycard and saw a reduction in the duration of the festival. It was now a 2 day festival instead of four and takes place in Hyde Park, like the original. Finally, in 2010 it was increased to a three day festival and that is how it will remain.

Some of the 2010 highlights were as follows; P!NK, Alphabeat, The Ting Tings, Gossip, Plan B, Daisy Dares You, LCD Sound System, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Slash and Professor Green. The Wireless line up for 2011 was one of the best of the festival season, playing host to acts like Black Eyed Peas, Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, PULP, The Chemical Brothers, Bruno Mars, Example and The Streets. Last years’ Wireless festival sold out immediately and so we suggest getting your tickets ASAP for the next one.

Wireless Festival: Performance Stages

The Wireless festival provides you with a massive range of artists and music to fill your hearts with joy and electrify your spirit. From the Main Stage to The Bandstand and the Pepsi Max Stage to the Third Stage, we’re sure there will be something you love.

Main Stage – Where you will find the most mainstream and popular acts around, the main stage is the one you can trust. With a whole array of artists that are hip and happening at this moment in time, the main stage has seen performances from Pink to Kanye West, Dizzee Rascal to Missy Elliott. So for music you can’t afford to miss out on, make sure you check out the main stage.

Pepsi Max Stage – Sponsored by Pepsi, the Pepsi Max stage is full of recent and present DJ’s that are hotly tipped for huge, if not already, success. Where the party’s happening, you need to get your toosh in gear and head on over to this stage. Having hosted Chase and Status, Plan B and Wale in previous years, you can expect a hot bill of acts for the next fest.

Third Stage – The stage to discover new sounds, the Third stage is home to the upcoming artists of the year and allows you to prepare to love them as soon as you leave the festival. With the beats floating through the air and getting into your bloodstream, it’s hard to not let the music get the better of you. As soon as it draws you in there’s no going back; you’re hooked, but instead of fighting it off, go along with it and enjoy a diverse range of tracks from some of today's most impressive artists.

The Bandstand – With music to get you up and on your feet, the Bandstand stage is where you will proudly discover artists that are new and current. Bringing you nothing but the freshest sounds and providing your ears with a fix they won’t receive from any other stage. Having played host to indie pop musician Eliza Doolittle and talented vocalist Lizzy Pattinson, The Bandstand Stage is far from ordinary.

Wireless Festival: Other Entertainment

With so many attractions onsite as well as the great music on all of the stages, Wireless festival is a unique and amazing experience that will provide you with a wonderland of fun. From the Tuborg Beat the Intro to the gaming EA Hub, you can expect to find an assortment of different tents and attractions. With the well known UGG Company set up here and with the Elemis workshop you can get a makeover fit for a Queen.

Professional stylists will be on board to perform treatment on your skin and you can grab a spa type therapy at the hands of the beauty experts. The TIGI team will also be hanging around to offer tips or even style advice for your hair. With their hair products on display, treat yourself and get the perfect hairstyle in the middle of the Wireless festival madness.

With your energy dropping over the course of this weekend, it’s essential that you reboot and get your levels back up to a reasonable standard by popping to the Red Bull Star Shade Bar, where their team of workers will provide you with a cool refreshment. So as well as top music bands, acts and artists, you can also enjoy the many attractions available at the Wireless festival.

Celebrating seven years of fantastic festivals and buzzing with the build up to 2014, the Wireless festival is one of those things that you just have to experience for yourself. Make the most of what’s on offer throughout the entire weekend and around the whole festival site, as you’ll never run out of new things to do.

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Festival Information

Ticket Prices

It is important to bear in mind that with the Wireless festival there is no campsite available and so the only Wireless festival tickets on offer are day passes, either singularly or weekenders. You do have the option of purchasing a ticket only for your favourite or chosen day, so you can base it all on your personal preference.

As this event is like many others and held in prime festival time, tickets usually go on sale around March. We recommend that you keep checking the official Wireless festival website as well as other Wireless festival tickets outlets for more information.

Wireless Festival Tickets: Types and Prices

  • Friday only ticket: This gives you access to the park for the whole day. The doors open at around midday and start to close at around 11pm. These are now sold out.

  • Saturday only ticket: This gives you access to the park for the whole day with doors opening at midday. This usually costs £64.50. These are now sold out.

  • Two day weekend tickets (Friday and Saturday): These tickets give you access to the park for the Friday and Saturday only. This usually costs £124.00. These are now sold out.

  • Three day weekend tickets (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): Costs £209.95.

  • Sunday only ticket: Costs £83.50

Wireless Festival Tickets: Where To Purchase

We advise you to go through the official Wireless festival website for news and updates on Wireless festival tickets pricing and releases. Tickets usually go on sale around March so check the website out nearer the time and beforehand to see if any information has been leaked.

Some of the main ticket outlets for the Wireless festival tickets are: Ticketmaster, Eventim UK, HMV, The Ticket Factory, See Tickets, Stargreen, Ticketweb, Gigantic, Ticketline and more. We recommend going through Ticketmaster and Eventim UK first as these are the two main ticket suppliers for the Wireless festival.

Your Wireless festival tickets should be sent and received up to seven days before the event. It could take a varied amount of time and so we suggest that if there are any problems you should contact the service where you bought the tickets from directly.

We urge you to be wary of fake Wireless festival tickets and touts, and we encourage you to check out the websites before you purchase a ticket. Alternatively, go onto the Wireless festival website and look at the list of authorised ticket outlets to double check.

Wireless Festival Tickets: Opening Times

There is no campsite at the Wireless festival and so opening times only apply to the music arena. The main doors will open at midday on the Friday 12th July. Music commences at about 1pm and finishes around 11pm. On Saturday 13th July the doors will open at noon and music will begin at 1pm. Again this will finish around 11pm. The same times apply for Sunday 14th July, although all times could change depending on certain situations and circumstances on the day.

Campsite Information

Your Wireless festival tickets do not provide you with any camping facilities and so you should arrange your accommodation independently. Below is a list of possible accommodation options for you to consider:
  • The Cumberland Hotel
  • Lancaster London
  • The Capital Hotel
  • Thistle Marble Arch Hotel
  • Corus Hyde Park
  • Hyde Park Radnor Hotel
  • Montcalm Hotel
  • Days Inn Hyde Park
  • Mornington Hotel Best Western
  • Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park
This is just a small list of possible accommodation choices for you to take a look at. We urge you to search online for more available hotels and B & Bs while booking your Wireless festival tickets, as this will give you further information and more details on prices. Either way with the Wireless festival you can enjoy the crazy festival life by day and relaxation by night with luxurious accommodation.

Festival Line Up

The Wireless festival line up in 2014 will be sure to present you with a fantastic variety of things to do and gives you the opportunity to have the weekend of a lifetime. Set in the awesome location of the bustling Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, you’ll be in the centre of the capital and find yourself with an endless list of possibilities.

With music taking place throughout the weekend and across four stages, you will absolutely adore what the Wireless festival line up has on offer this year. As if the music wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to enjoy a superb selection of alternative entertainment, of which you’ll never even have to leave the site for. Ranging from the fabulously unique SpaBus to the awesomely located EA Hub, we can guarantee that there will be something for everyone. So check out the Wireless festival now.

Wireless Festival Line Up: Who’s Playing?

Once inside the festival site you’ll be graced with the wonderful set up and four whole stages of music. The stages include; the Main Stage, Pepsi Max Stage, Third Stage and The Bandstand. With so many alternative stages to choose from we know you will love what the Wireless festival has to offer.

This festival has been lucky enough to see the likes of some immense previous performers, such as; The Ting Tings, Gossip, P!NK, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Plan B, Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Magnetic Man, Professor Green and many more. The Wireless festival is an absolutely incredible weekend packed with the most contemporary acts and the best alternative performers ‘all under one roof’. The festival returns in 2014 to celebrate its tenth year.

Wireless Festival Line Up: Announced So Far

Friday 12th July: Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend, Miguel, Kesha, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard, Bingo Players, Frank Ocean

Saturday 13th July: Jay Z, Emeli Sande, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, DJ Fresh, Flux Pavilion, Zedd, Iggy Azalea

Sunday 14th July: Legends Of The Summer, A Tribe Called Quest, NAS, ASAP Rocky, Rizzle Kicks

Wireless Festival Line Up: What Else Is Happening?

As well as packing in a fantastic amount of music and incredible range of performers, the Wireless festival line up also provides plenty of alternative entertainment. There are some traditional festival activities as well as modern, unique events taking place throughout the weekend. You can chill out with a couple of beers at the Tuborg Beat The Into Tent or relax and be pampered at the Elemis SpaBus. Whatever you decide to do, we can guarantee that you’ll find something you love to do at the Wireless festival. We’ve gathered some information on what will be available in the 2014 Wireless festival line up, so take a look at the information and get planning now.

Wireless Festival Line Up: Shows and Competitions

  • Tuborg Beat The Intro Tent: This tent will be open all weekend and available for you and your mates to stop by and chill out. Take a break from the hectic music scene by relaxing with an ice cold, festival beer. Inside this tent you will also be able to make use of the festival spirit and get painted up in festival colours in an awesome style! Tackle the infamous Bungee Run and take your chance at winning some incredible prizes, for a wonderful festival bonus. Make sure you check out the Tuborg Tent over the weekend, as it is one of the Wireless festivals’ highlights.

  • Beauty n Beats: This is an area perfectly suited for fashion lovers and for those who want to experience something a little different. It features a Catwalk by UGG, professional hair and makeup artists for your own personal use and the opportunity for you to become the next top festival model. There will be scouts looking for some natural talent and you’ll also be able to have a chance at walking down the runway! With a professional photographer capturing all of the action, head over to the Beauty n Beats area to feel glamorous and take a break from the heavy festival atmosphere.

  • Superdrug: There will be a Superdrug on site which is located inside the Beauty n Beats area. Check this out and stop by to get a fabulous makeover and use of the new makeup brand, MEMEME.

  • UGG: Also situated in the Beauty n Beats area, you will have the chance to stroll on down the runway in some exclusive UGG footwear. If you arrive early, you’ll have a better chance of being scouted by the professionals, the opportunity to win a free goody bag and be able to see all of the fantastic styles and models, so it’s well worth checking out.

  • EA Hub: Exclusive to the Wireless festival this wonderful little sanctuary is perfect for taking a break from the hectic style of the festival. Here you will have the chance to check out all of the latest EA games on awesome HD technology. With 19 stations inside you’ll be able to have a go at some point throughout the weekend. There is also a 70 inch tournament screen where competitions can be held and prizes can be won! As well as having the chance to play some incredible unreleased games, you can also get involved by having a go at the ‘Get in the Game Virtual Studio’.

  • Elemis SpaBus: Unique to the Wireless festival you will be able to find the Elemis SpaBus where you can totally relax and be graciously pampered during your festival weekend. On board you will find a group of trained professionals ready to supply you with top quality spa treatment and workshops. You’ll also be able to get VIP treatments, Elemis prizes and consultations.

  • Red Bull Star Shade Bar: Located inside the festival arena you’ll find the Red Bull Star shaped bar providing you with an ice cold Red Bull and a bit of shade, to help you really chill out.

  • VK Endless Summer Beach Party: This takes place so that you can all get together and party the night away to celebrate an awesome weekend, in true festival style. Sponsored by the popular VK drink, this summer style beach party is one of the best ways to spend a night at the Wireless festival, so make sure you check it out.
So for a jam packed weekend of fun, action and awesome music get your Wireless festival tickets now to take full advantage of the Wireless festival line up of 2014!

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