It may be summer the world over, but nowhere was hotter than the 2019 Wireless Festival in London this weekend.
The annual extravaganza, which once again returned to Finsbury Park for a three-day run, was attended by a record-breaking 135,000 and played host to performances from the likes of Travis Scott, Future, Tory Lanez, Rae Sremmurd, Ella Mai, Migos, and Megan Thee Stallion. A triumphant J Hus also the joined bill, replacing A$AP Rocky.
Few, if any, however could rival the colossal showing from Cardi B.
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The birth of daughter Kulture saw the rapper (born Belcalis Almanzar) forced to pull out of last year’s spectacle; but oh did she make up for it with her headlining set.
Armed with the momentum of her first Grammy win at the top of the year, the star took charge with an endless array of hits including ‘Press,’ ‘Finesse,’ and ‘Bodak Yellow’ – the latter of which saw her snatch off her own wig (after snatching everyone else’s)!
Other highlights included a racy showing of ‘Clout’ with husband Offset and a surprise performance of ‘Rodeo’ with Lil Nas X (who also rocked the capacity crowd with ‘Old Town Road’).
The pairing of Cardi’s trademark charm and already impressive catalogue proved potent and holistically served as an exclamation mark as to why she is truly here to stay!
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Tickets for Wireless 2020 (July 3rd, 4th, 5th) are on-sale now.