London is abuzz this weekend because of Wireless Festival! I went up to Finsbury Park yesterday to experience it myself and boy was it alot of fun. Wireless were so kind to give me some passes to explore the festival and see what the cool kids are wearing this summer. I arrived around 4PM, we had no issues making our way through the entrance as it was very organised (which I love when it comes to big events). I was really looking forward to seeing Wizkid and Bryson Tiller but my bae (Wizkid) denied me of the epic culturally significant moment by NOT turning up. He had visa issues, chai! Bryson Tiller proved his critics wrong. Some festival goers thought he wouldnt sound as good live because he is a recording artist but boy can the man SANG. HE SANG. HE SANG!!!! HE LEAD THE GOSPEL. We swayed, we moved our hips and we almost fell in love. His set was pretty long which was unexpected but he kept us with him throughout. I also got a chance to see Big Narstie and yes, it was NARSTIE. HE CAME WITH BASS AND THE BELLY. He had us all raving in the sunshine, it was quite a moment.
The headline act was Calvin Harris. Now, I’ve seen Calvin Harris and to be frankly honest, his set changed much since the last time I saw him. Yes he had heavy basslines, he played some old tracks, to be fair to him, he brought Dizzee Rascal for their latest, Hype. I was totally expecting that. But all the other drunk urban kids werent. It took the crowd a smooth 35 seconds to realize man was on stage with Calvin Harris. Dare I say that Calvin Harris is a bit too glorified? I mean the only thing that sets him apart from the next best highly paid house DJ was that he let off fireworks when he realised the crowd were feeling a bit complacent. If I was paying Calvin milliions to DJ at my festival, I would expect more than a few fireworks and one PA to get my moneys worth. Oh wait, he also brought Big Sean as well but I dont really think the crowd were there for it.
Check out some cool stylish people I enjoyed meeting at the festival!