Wireless Festival Finsbury Park 2022: when is London music festival, how to get tickets, who is in line-up

Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and SZA headline the event

The rap festival that is Wireless is back for another year, and will take place across two locations in London, and will also be held in Birmingham.

The festival attracts some of the biggest names in music, and this year is no different. Past performers include Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and more.

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The last event was slightly delayed for 2021, and pushed back to September due to some Coronavirus restrictions, but is back in the summer this year.

When is the Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park?

At Finsbury Park, the Wireless Festival will begin on Friday, 8 July 2022 and end on Sunday, 10 July 2022.

How do I get tickets?

Like most festivals, you can purchase single day tickets for any of the three days the festival is on.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster, and a Friday day ticket currently costs £100, but there is an option to pay this over a three, six or nine month period.

A saturday day ticket is also £100, whereas a Sunday day ticket currently costs £135.

What is the line-up?

As mentioned, this festival attracts some of the biggest names in the music industry, and this year is no different.

The festival is three days long and will feature three headliners, with all of them world-renowned artists.

The lineup for Friday is:

  • Cardi B - Headliner
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Burna Boy
  • Giveon
  • Mahalia
  • Arrdee
  • Omah Lay
  • Rema
  • B Young
  • Enny
  • Backroad Gee
  • Ayra Starr
  • Cuppy
  • Sian Anderson

The lineup for Saturday is:

  • Sza - Headliner
  • Summer Walker
  • H.E.R
  • Jack Harlow
  • 6lack
  • Blxst
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Lucky Daye
  • Queen Naija
  • Yung Bleu
  • Ace
  • Nadia Jae

The lineup for Sunday is:

  • Nicki Minaj - Headliner
  • Lil Baby
  • Lil Durk
  • Polo G
  • Lil Tjay
  • City Girls
  • Fireboy DML
  • Skillibeng
  • Shenseea
  • Unknown T
  • A1 x J1
  • J.I.
  • Babyface Ray
  • Seani B
  • Tiffany Calver

Who are headliners?

  • Cardi B

Cardi B, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar rose to great prominence with her 2017 song Bodak Yellow.

Aside from music, she is the creative director of the world renowned magazine, Playboy, a position she has held since 2022.

Her first studio album was named Invasion of Privacy, and was released in 2018. It shot to number one on the Billboard 200, and was then certified triple platinum by the RIAA. The records for the album didn’t stop there, and was the best selling female rap album of the decade.

The album enabled Cardi to be the only woman in history to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album as a solo artist, and was the first female rap album after 15 years to be nominated for Album of the Year.

Other notable songs of hers include ‘I Like It’, ‘WAP’ and ‘South of the Border featuring Ed Sheeran and Camilla Cabello.

  • Sza

Arguably the lesser known of the three headliners, SZA is a 32-year-old musician from the United States.

Her debut studio album, Ctrl was released in 2017 and immediately debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album earned Sza four Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, and the album was placed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

Other collaborations include the 2017 song “What Lovers Do” with Maroon Five, and a year later featured on the Black Panther soundtrack, and collaborated with Kendrick Lamar with “All The Stars”, a song which was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Original Song.

  • Nicki Minaj

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj attended an American High School and has been active since 2004.

She has been married since 2019, and has one child.

She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music such as Lil Wayne, Drake, Justin Bieber and more.

Her notable songs include Starships, Tusa, Bang Bang and Superbass.

Superbass reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, and at the time became the highest charting solo song by a female rapper since 2002.