Wireless Festival

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Vibe

Although there is no exclusive family vibe to the festival, this would be a good festival to take younger brothers and sisters too who are young teens or older children.

Clash Music has described it as "fun-packed", whereas the timing for Wireless is perfect, as July is in the middle of the summer festival season.

Line-up

The 2014 line-up includes Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Rudimental, Bruno Mars, Outkast and many more.

Stages and other entertainment

The event boasts attractions including an acoustic band stand, fairground attractions, relaxation/‘chill-out’ area, street theatre, markets, a diverse range of catering options, and beer gardens. A secure locker facility is also available to keep personal belongings safe.

VIP

There is two types of VIP tickets available

PREMIUM CLUB --£330 -- "Prestigious entertaining opportunities both pre and/or post show. Traditional hospitality packages delivered in a modern, innovative style. The Premium Club package is for those who enjoy all-inclusive, first-class experiences."

CLUB EXPERIENCE --£255-- "VIP benefits as unique as the concert venues. Packages typically include: access to pre show meals, private bars, luxury facilities, private enclosures and fast track entry."

Children

Children below the age of 5 are not permitted in. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Disability Access

The event is wheelchair accessbile, however the terrain can be rough or uneven. A free PA ticket will be given to those who need it.

Weather

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Location

The festival was originally held at Hyde Park, however promoters Live Nationhad to find a new home for the event, as curfews, noise restrictions and other complaints complicated the process of holding the festival there. It was then held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Currently the festival is held in Finsbury Park, in North London and Perry Park, near Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham.

Local Information

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Travel

By Tube

  • PICCADILLY LINE - Manor House, Finsbury Park
  • VICTORIA LINE - Stations: Finsbury Park

By Car

As with most of Central London, it can be a nightmare to drive to an event and find an area close by with fair priced parking. We'd advise against driving and opt to take the bus or tube instead.

Or alternatively, if car is your only option, park near a tube station or location, that has parking itself and is outside the congestion charge area, and get a tube from there.

By Plane

The closest airports is London Heathrow, which has its own tube station.

Accommodation

Wireless is a no camping event so it's good to check out local hotels and hostels. As always it's best to book as early as possible, below we have listed a few varied examples:

  • EURO QUEENS HOTEL: £49 per night (based on 2 adults), Crystal Palace, London, Resturant, Bar, TV, Snooker, 24 Hour Reception
  • CHARLOTTE GUEST HOUSE:£56 per night (based on 2 adults), West Hampstead, London, English or Continental Breakfast included, TV and Towels provided
  • WELLINGTON HOTEL: £90 per night (based on 2 people), Vincent Square, few mins walk from Victoria tube and train station, babysitting services, resturant, breakfast to go, on call docter and 24 hour reception.
  • BEST WESTERN PALM HOTEL:Cricklewood, London,£99 (based on two people), LCD tv with sports channels, hairdryer, air conditioned, personal safe and laundry services.

What to wear

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Camping

This is a no camping event, check out the accommodation recommendations above.

Site Information

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Food and drink

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

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Past lineups

2012 acts included Rihanna, Drake, Rizzle Kicks, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, Labrinth and Flux Pavilion.To view the full line-up click here.After party details can be found here.

The 2011 programme highlights include The Black Eyed Peas, The Chemical Brothers, Pulp, David Guetta, Aphex Twin, Foals.For details on past line-up highlights, click here

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