This weekend saw us hit up the ever popular Wireless 17. Year after year it does not disappoint and line ups remain bolder, bigger and more star studded than the year prior. For the full 3 days, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and Pop take over Finsbury Park and keep the crowds dancing continuously. This year was no exception with big artists and big heat levels.
2 main stages presented world class artists and each day had their stars. Mr. Stoney himself Post Malone kicked it off for us on the Friday, bringing hit after hit shortly followed by Fetty Wap and Lil’ Dicky. The man and legend that is Tim Westwood kept the crowd jumping between sets and made sure there was no dip in proceedings.
Zara Larsson brought bangers and Big Narstie brought fire, which showed the diverse range of talent on display and fans of both lapping it up. Lil’ Dicky, was one of our favourite sets simply for his sheer bravado and energy, that at one point involved stripping down to his boxers. The Flatbush Zombies continued the energy wave, although artists like NoName, brought us back to simple soul and vibes perfectly tuned for the summer sun.
As the evening wore on, food options became increasingly attractive and these were in abundance with food trucks catering to every taste and preference. The whole event was managed incredibly well and I must say we felt incredibly safe inside.
Artists kept coming, but it was time for the big guns, with Bryson Tiller taking over the main stage using impressive LED effects and pyrotechnics to deliver an understated performance of his hottest songs. Then came the headline act, Chance The Rapper, one of the finest artists of our generation.
The grammy award winning artist, brought everyone together for a 90 min set of pure brilliance and unity which was shared among everyone in the crowd. The set was stellar, the stage was superb and the vibe was just right.
Wireless 17 truly delivered on it’s aim to bring the best artists globally, into the heart of North London to deliver knock-out performances to eager crowds. We were thoroughly entertained and excited for next year.