Complete Wireless Festival 2012 lineup announced

Taking place on 6, 7, 8 July, the festival features the biggest and best names in music today including superstar headliners deadmau5Drake and Rihanna alongside other sensational acts such as Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Example, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Labrinth and Professor Green. The bandstand line up has now been unveiled giving audiences the chance to see the new breed of upcoming stars, hand-picked from the rich array of original talent in the Capital and beyond.  This year’s Barclaycard Wireless Festival is set to be the biggest and bestyet, 65,000 tickets for Saturday 7 (Headlined by Drake) and Sunday 8 (headlined by Rihanna) sold out a month in advance of the festival.  Tickets for Friday July 6, headlined by deadmau5 are still available but selling fast. 

Set times have also just been announced on the website so you can start to planyour schedule.  You can also download the free Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 app, available now on iPhone and later this week on Android and Blackberry.  You’ll have access to the latest line-up, interactive map, event information and social updates from backstage.

As well as enjoying the most enviable of line-ups, festival goers can explore all the exciting attractions on site and this year Barclaycard will enhance the festival experience with the Barclaycard PayBand. The PayBand allows you to buy things quickly (with just a tap of your PayBand at any of the vendors on site), escape the crowds in the Unwind Perk Park with its viewing platform, luxurytoilets and free festival goodies, and get in quickly through the Barclaycard fast track lanes!  If you have not registered for one already and you’re a Barclaycard customer, then head to the Barclaycard Unwind Perk Park on-site and get one.

Full Barclaycard Wireless Festival line up as follows:


MAIN STAGE: Deadmau5, Afrojack, The Roots, Maverick Sabre, Metric

PEPSI MAX STAGE: Knife Party, Feed Me, Santigold, Modestep, Childish Gambino

BARCLAYCARD UNWIND STAGE: Jaguar Skills, Ms Dynamite, Zeds Dead, Gemini, Araabmuzik, Zedd

BANDSTAND STAGE: Pro Dot, Runriot, Brave New Storm


MAIN STAGE: Drake, Nikki Minaj, Example, Wiz Khalifa, Professor Green, Tulisa, Rita Ora

PEPSI MAX STAGE: Nero, The Weeknd, Labrinth, Delilah, D’banj, Hilltop Hoods, Clement Marfo & The Frontline

BARCLAYCARD UNWIND STAGE: Chiddy Bang, Dot Rotten, The Dream, Lady Leshurr, Sway, Sneakbo, Angel, Koan Sound, AlunaGeorge

BANDSTAND STAGE: Mikill Pane, Josh Osho, Krept & Konan, Queen Of Hearts, Other Tribe, Bakery Boys


MAIN STAGE: Rihanna, Jessie J, J Cole, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Pitbull, Cher Lloyd

PEPSI MAX STAGE: Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Madeon, A$AP Rocky, Flux Pavilion, Lloyd, Stooshe

BARCLAYCARD UNWIND STAGE: Far East Movement, Theophilus London, Doctor P, Kreayshawn, Rascals, L Marshall, Monsta, Steve Papa Edwards

BANDSTAND STAGE: K-Koke, Spe, Cleo Sol, NY, Skyline, Afterdark Movement

Wireless Festival Saturday & Sunday tickets SOLD OUT


July 7, headlined by international superstar Drake, and Sunday July 8, headlined by global sensationRihanna have now sold out!  Incredible demand has led to 65,000 tickets being snapped up for each day, well over a month in advance of the festival.  Three day tickets and two day tickets have also sold out, tickets for Friday July 6, headlined by Deadmau5 are still available but selling fast. 


Acts joining Deadmau5 on Friday 6 July include The Roots, Maverick Sabre, Santigold and Afrojack whilst Saturday’s line-up headlined by Drake includes Nicki Minaj, Example, Wiz Khalifa, Rita Ora and Professor Green.  Rihanna will be joined by Jessie J, J Cole, Rizzle Kicks, andPitbull amongst others on Sunday July 8.

Without doubt this year’s Barclaycard Wireless Festival will be the biggest and best yet!

Full line up so far as follows:

Friday 6 July

The Roots
Maverick Sabre
Knife Party
Feed Me
Jaguar Skills
Zeds Dead
Childish Gambino
Ms Dynamite
Plus special guest – Afrojack

Saturday 7 July

Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa
The Weekend
Professor Green
Rita Ora
Chiddy Bang
Hilltop Hoods
Clement Marfo and the Frontline
Dot Rotten
Lady Leshurr
Koan Sound
Josh Osho
Bakery Boys
Plus Special Guest – Nero

Sunday 8 July

Jessie J
J Cole
Rizzle Kicks
Cher Lloyd
A$AP Rocky
Flux Pavilion
Far East Movement
Theophilus London
Doctor P
L Marshall
Steve Papa Edwards
Plus special guest – Calvin Harris

Maxïmo Park, The Roots and more added to Sziget


Holland’s famous Kraak & Smaak will give a great live show at the Arena and there are four new additions to the line-up of the A38 stage, including Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel, beatbox phenomenon Beardyman, London’s finest Citizens! and Berlin-based punk crew, Bonaparte. Meet them together with fans from over 60 countries this summer in Budapest, between 6 and 13 August.

Maxïmo Park was formed in the early 2000’s, releasing their debut album in 2005, which got them a Mercury Prize nomination the same year. Since then, thanks to millions of sold albums and great live performances, the band belongs to the elite of the UK indie scene. Their new studio album, The National Health is scheduled for release this June.

Maximo Park

The Roots will also join the 20th edition of Europe’s freshly crowned and completely renewed best major festival. In fact they were already active even at the times before Sziget started and the American East Coast crew collected several Grammy awards since then. They provide a great mixture of hip-hop, rock, pop, jazz and soul, clearly proving this on a total of 10 studio albums, but first and foremost playing live on stage.

Kraak & Smaak has been one of the most exciting export items of the Dutch music scene for the last 10 years, brilliantly mixing jazz, funk, soul and lounge patterns with electronica. Their sets are loose and elegant, full of great tunes and taste, cheered on by thousands of fans wherever they play.

Agnes Obel is probably the most talented contemporary female performer Denmark has to offer. A singer-songwriter who already won great awards and is known all over Europe by now, supporting her singing with piano harmonies and always keeping a simple, clean, melancholic but also very cozy musical attitude.  

Darren Foreman, a.k.a. Beardyman is a hyperactive showman from the Babilon of Europe, London. He is hailed for his phenomenal beatbox technique and also his eccentric live loopings. BBC already crowned him „King of Sound and Ruler of Beats” and for the last few years he has been a regular performer at the biggest UK festivals.

Citizens!’ music is British from head to toe, keeping a discrete, intimate, synth-pop based line, but also including speedy guitar themes. The 5-piece combo will be proud the present their newest album, Here We Are, right at the best possible place, Sziget nr. 20.

Bonaparte is probably more spectacular than the guy who lent them his name. They are the flag ship of the current Berlin punk scene, famous for wild and shocking carnival-like performances that involve a number of actors, dancers and musicians on stage. Their new album „0110111 – Quantum Physics & A Horseshoe” came out recently.

Only 74 days left till Sziget nr. 20!

Wireless add Afrojack, The Roots, Santigold and more to lineup

Day tickets for Sunday 8 July, headlined by Rihanna, have already sold out whilst tickets for Friday 6 and Saturday 7 are selling fast.  This year is set to be the biggest and best selling Barclaycard Wireless Festival yet!

SantigoldAfrojack, The Roots, Metric, Santigold and Zeds Dead join an already enviable line up on Friday 6 July, headlined by Grammy-nominated dance maestro deadmau5.  Dutch music producer Afrojack first burst onto the scene with the 2010 smash ‘Take Over Control’.  He became a mainstream chart-topping force when he teamed up with Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer for last year’s ‘Give Me Everything’ and 2011 saw him placed in the top ten of DJ Mags top 100 DJ’s of the year.  Philadelphian neo soul band The Roots have become one of the most respected acts around, with four Grammys under their belt.  Their live shows are known for being among the best in the business and their set at Barclaycard Wireless Festival will not disappoint.  Toronto-based quartet Metric also join Friday’s line-up, their self-released album ‘Fantasties’ sold over a million albums worldwide.  The band have picked up two JUNO awards and also wrote the theme song for the Grammy nominated and Academy shortlisted Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack.  Brooklyn’s Santigold is a unique and inspiring figure on today’s musical landscape. Her 2008 eponymous album established her internationally as one of the most exciting and fearless artists to emerge in the last decade. Her eagerly anticipated new album ‘Master of My Make Believe’ will be out later this year.  Toronto electric duo Zeds Dead have earned an excellent reputation amongst a new generation of producers with their unique brand ofdance-floor classics.

Rita Ora, Hilltop Hoods, Koan Sound and AlunaGeorge are confirmed to join the Barclaycard Wireless Festival line up on Saturday 7 July, headlined by Drake.  Roc Nation’s newest signee and British it girl Rita Orais making waves on the global music scene. Her tremendous vocal ability and fresh take on music have earned her respect and interest from heavy-weights Will.I.Am, Drake and Kanye West, all of whom are working with her on her debut album.  She recently featured on DJ Fresh’s numberone single ‘Hot Right Now’ and is soon to release her own single ‘R.I.P.’, which features Tinie Tempah.  Aria Award winning Australian groupThe Hilltop Hoods have earned themselves a place at the very forefront of the Australian music industry, repeatedly singled out as one of Australia’s hottest live acts by media, industry insiders and fans alike, theBarclaycard Wireless Festival audience are set for a real treat.  Hailing from Bristol, duo KOAN Sound released their first extended single, the ‘Max Out EP’ in early 2011. Later in the year the group unveiled their biggest release to date, the ‘Funk Blaster EP’ on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint.  The duo rounded off 2011 with the ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ at the Dubstep Music Awards.  Also joining Saturday’s line up are hotly tipped AlunaGeorge. Taking the boom and glitch of British bass culture and allying it to the slick sweetness of classic American R&B, singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid have captured the attention of futuristic pop heads across the blogosphere.

Far East Movement

Lloyd, Far East Movement, Doctor P and Kreayshawn join Sunday’s bill, headlined by superstar Rihanna.  R&B recording artist Lloyd released his solo debut single ‘Southside’ in 2004, his fourth studio album ‘King of Hearts’ was released last year, it featured the massive hit single ‘Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)’ (featuring Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne) which went top 5 on the UK singles chart.  LA-based quartet Far East Movement made their major label debut in 2010 with the release of ‘Like A G6’ which topped the US singles chart. They have gone on to collaborate with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Justin Bieber, new album ‘Dirty Bass’ is out later this year.  English producer Doctor P and Californian rapperKreayshawn also join Sunday’s sensational sold out bill which along withRihanna features the likes of Jessie J, Calvin Harris, J Cole and Rizzle Kicks.

Sónar announces lineup for Barcelona, Cape Town, Tokyo, & São Paulo

  • deadmau5Sónar Barcelona, which will take place on 14, 15 and June 16, presents its first confirmed artists, including The Roots, Deadmau5, Hot Chip, Modeselektor, James Blake dj, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin’s ISAM, Squarepusher, Nicolas Jaar, Luciano, Azari & III, Jacques Lu Cont, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, John Talabot, Mouse On Mars, BBC Radio 1 presents Annie Mac & guests and showcases from Hyperdub, Brainfeeder and 100% Silk, among others.
  • The festival travels to Africa for the first time with "A Taste of Sónar" on March the 2nd, in Cape Town (South Africa), in collaboration with the large multidisciplinary event Design Indaba. Among those performing will be Modeselektor, Byetone, Brodinski and some of the most prominent South African artists working today.
  • Sónar returns to Japan – for the fifth time – on 21 and 22 April for SonarSound Tokyo, with a line-up combining major international artists such as Squarepusher, The Cinematic Orchestra, Vincent Gallo, Clark, Rustie and some of the most outstanding representatives of today's Japanese scene.
  • Sónar São Paulo takes place on 11 and 12 May, and will be the largest of all the events organized by Sónar outside Barcelona, featuring – among others – Mogwai, Jeff Mills, Squarepusher, Za! and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, in addition to the previously announced artists Björk, Justice, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, James Blake, Four Tet and Modeselektor.
  • This year for the first time, Sónar is introducing the new payment system in two instalmentsfor purchasing the 3-day pass for the festival in Barcelona, with an initial payment of 80€ when the booking is made (before 31 March) and a second payment of 75€ before 5 May. Find all information about the Sónar tickets here
  • These 3 new dates make a total of 31 events that Sónar has organized all over the world, in countries like the United States, Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Argentina, among others.