Live Nation have announced that Justin Timberlake and JAY Z are confirmed as headliners for Wireless Festival 2013, which takes place at its iconic new site Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Superstar Justin Timberlake is confirmed to headline Wireless Festival on Friday 12 July, this will be his only UK festival performance of 2013, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend, Miguel and very special guest Frank Ocean also join the bill. Music megastar Jay Z has confirmed his only European performance of 2013 at Wireless Festival on Saturday July 13. Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, DJ Fresh/Live will also appear along with Calvin Harris who is confirmed as special guest. Tickets for Wireless Festival go on sale Friday 22 February at 9am, available at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
Justin Timberlake is a true musical icon. As a solo artist, he released two chart-topping and influential, ground breaking albums that both reached multi-platinum status in many countries across the world. His debut album ‘Justified’ has sold in excess of seven million copies and included epic hit singles such as ‘Cry Me A River’ and ‘Like I Love You’. His follow-up album, ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds,’ sold over 10 million copies worldwide, was met with equal acclaim and produced the massive singles ‘SexyBack’ and ‘My Love’. After a break from music Justin recently thrilled fans with the surprise release of a brand new single, ‘Suit & Tie.’ The track reached number one on the iTunes charts in 31 countries and broke radio airplay records in the U.S. An eagerly anticipated brand new album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ will be out on March 18.
Very special guest Frank Ocean will be making his Wireless Festival debut this year. Before the release of his first album ‘nostalgia, ULTRA’ in 2011 Ocean made a name for himself by penning tracks for the likes of Justin Bieber and Beyonce. His Sophomore album ‘channel ORANGE’ was released last year to both critical and popular acclaim, he recently scored a standing ovation at the 2013 Grammy Awards when the album was awarded best urban contemporary album.
Snoop Dogg makes a welcome return to the Wireless Festival stage this year after a rapturously received set in 2010. Having sold over 30 million albums world wide Snoop Dogg has become a true music legend. His quadruple platinum debut album, 1993’s ‘Doggystyle’, stormed the charts, selling more than 4 million copies and became a seminal moment in the evolution of gansta rap. A brand new album, ‘Reincarnated’ will be released later this year.
Trey Songz, who is responsible for hits including ‘Already Taken’, ‘Bottoms Up’, ‘Neighbors Know My Name’ and ‘Say Aah’, will be bringing his unique soulful swagger to Wireless Festival fans. He has sold 14 million albums and singles worldwide, and received numerous Grammy nominations. His latest album ‘Chapter V’ was released last year. Nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend, who has sold over seven million albums worldwide, hits Wireless Festival for the first time this year. He topped the US Billboard R&B album chart with his 2004 debut ‘Get Lifted’, a fete he repeated with follow-up’s ‘Once Again’ and ‘Evolver’ in 2006 and 2008 respectively. In 2010, Legend teamed up with The Roots for the critically-acclaimed, award-winning collaborative album ‘Wake Up’. His new album, ‘Love In The Future’ Is out this year.
Man of the moment Miguel who was recently awarded a Grammy for his US hit single ‘Adorn’ also joins the bill, he will appear Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July.
Chart-topping, multiplatinum producer Calvin Harris makes a welcome return to the Wireless Festival joining headliner JAY Z on Saturday 13 July as very special guest. Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in dance music today, he broke chart records earlier this year by becoming the first UK act to achieve seven top ten singles all from the same album, which included two number ones. He’s collaborated with the likes of Rihanna, Florence and The Machine, Ne-Yo and Tinie Tempah, and was recently nominated for Best Male Artist at the BRIT awards 2013.
Scottish singer songwriter Emeli Sande, one of Britain’s brightest music stars, will be making her first ever Wireless Festival appearance this year. Her debut album ‘Our Version Of Events’ was the top selling album of 2012 in the UK and included epic songs such as ‘Next To Me’ and ‘Read All About It’. After an electrifying performance at last years Wireless Festival, Rita Ora is confirmed to return. Since the release of her debut single ‘Hot Right Now’ from her #1 certified platinum album ‘Ora’ she has been an unstoppable presence in the UK Charts.
Hotly tipped Kendrick Lamar, whose recent album ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ received worldwide acclaim, also joins Saturday’s bill. DJ Fresh will also be performing, the Drum & Bass/Dubstep producer and DJ has had several #1 singles, the most recent being ‘Hot Right Now’ featuring Rita Ora.
Entering its ninth consecutive year Wireless Festival promoter Steve Homer from Live Nation is looking forward to another sensational year. He said, “Wireless Festival has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2005, we’re incredibly excited to take it to its new home, London’s iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and are delighted to secure Justin Timberlake and welcome back JAY Z. Securing these two artists – JAY Z for his only European performance of 2013 and Justin Timberlake for his only UK festival appearance this year – cements our reputation as a world class player on the festival circuit.”
Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, said: “We are delighted to welcome world class artists like Jay Z and Justin Timberlake to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This summer we are hosting a summer series of events and concerts, including the fantastic Wireless Festival. We are on track to deliver a great summer, a top visitor destination and a great legacy for east London.”
Boris Johnson said: ‘This is a stellar line up of stars that is set to bring the house down this summer at Queen Elizabeth Park London. It proves that our fantastic Olympic park is now a destination of choice for world class musical events.’
Wireless Festival is the UK’s number one urban/ pop festival and the destination of the summer. A dazzling open-air live music experience It offers a chance to experience the excitement of watching the best in popular music in one of London’s most iconic sites – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With many more acts and details still to be unveiled, Wireless Festival 2013 is set to be thebiggest and best event on the summer’s musical calendar.
Press Release via Live Nation