Wireless Festival have confirmed their star-studded performance roster for the three-day festival at Finsbury Park from July 7th to 9th, 2023.
Performing on Sunday July 9th will be fast-rising rapper and highlife singer, Black Sherif, still riding high from the insane success of his debut LP “The Villain I Never Was”. He will also be on the playing bill of festival’s inaugural festival’s middle east edition in Abu Dhabi this March. The Ghana-based musician is behind notable releases such as 2021’s ‘First Sermon and ‘Second Sermon’, whose remix features Burna Boy. In May, he won two awards at the 2022 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Blacko is one of Ghana’s brightest young stars. Songs like 2021’s electrifying “Second Sermon” introduced a global audience to his unique style — a blend of rap, trap, and asakaa, otherwise known as Ghanaian drill. His debut album, The Villain I Never Was, pushes that sound even further, laying his syncopated delivery over mournful and atmospheric beats.
Elsewhere, the festival will feature sets from Headie One, PopCaan, Joey Badass, FLO, Lil Tjay, Lil Durk, Mariah The Scientist, Ice Spice, Lola Brooke. Wireless Festival 2023 will be a reduction from 2022, when the star-studded extravaganza took place in both London and Birmingham on separate weekends. Now, North London’s Finsbury Park marks the upcoming festival’s sole location.
Wireless first launched in 2005 as a hub for mostly rock and pop acts, with New Order, Basement Jaxx, Keane, and Kasabian as its headliners. Prior to delivery giant Gopuff’s inclusion, O2, Barclaycard, Yahoo!, and New Look were among the past sponsors. Live Nation and Festival Republic have overseen Wireless since its inception.