As we headed out of the office to Wireless, the sun was beaming down on London and we expected a massive crowd as today was sold out with an estimated 63,000 in attendance.
Walking into Hyde Park, you could feel the buzz and excitment of festival goers in the air as we were ready to see headliners Black Eyed Peas who were joined by Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Bruno Mars, David Guetta, Far East Movement and more.
Walking out to the main stage, we catch the end of Example, already there is a good crowd building around the main stage, directly opposite is the Unwind Stage where Jodie Connor is about to take to the small but intimate stage.
We take point at the main stage to check out Bruno Mars, his cool, funky, jazzy, pop sound is translated amazingly to the live arena. Complete with live band, Bruno Mars is one act that is much better live than on album. He is very much alive on the stage, and brings alot of character to his performance, much like his video clips!
Next we head to the Pepsi Max stage to check out Far East Movement, an L.A. based electo pop / hiphop group whose number one single “Like a G6” pushed them into the mainstream. The tent was packed out as the lads went through their hits “Like a G6” and “O.M.G”. They brought a raw energy to the stage and played a flawless set.
Back over to the main stage, we get set to catch one of the UK’s biggest artists of the moment, Tinie Tempah. Fresh from Glastonbury
success, we expected another stormer of a live show. However some production issues meant that Tinie’s microphone was not working properly and we failed to hear some of the lryics he was delivering in the start of his performance. However once fixed, Tinie was back to his live best, managing to get most of the crowd down on their knees whilst building up to his latest single with Swedish House Mafia “Miami 2 Ibiza”.
David Guetta was headlining the Pepsi Max stage and brought an arsenal of music with him. Djing to a crowd that bloated outside of the arena, he delivered big tune after big tune, perfect to dance to whilst the sun was still shining over Hyde Park. We even got a special appearance from Black Eyed Peas beauty, Fergie who arrived onto the stage to sing on “Geting Over You”.
The crowds flocked to the main stage for the Friday night headliners Black Eyed Peas. Having to follow in the footsteps of previous headliners such as Jay-Z and Kayne West, BEP were in top form! Dressed in silver space suits they instantly got the crowd rocking with “Rock Your Body”. As the sun began to set on the Hyde Park the production came into effect, huge lighting rigs, led screens, led suits and helmets began to glow and enforced that BEP were going to close Friday’s Wireless in style. Will.I.Am’s DJ set took the crowd on a journey through classic dance hits, whilst Fergie had her spot on the stage during her solo of “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. BEP performed tunes from their back catalogue including “Where is the Love”, “Don’t Phunk with my Heart”, “Shut Up”, “My Humps” and more!
Fittingly the Black Eyed Peas brought Wireless to a dancing close with hits “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling”. They set the presendent for the rest of the weekend which sees the Chemical Brothers and Pulp headling Saturday and Sunday respectively.