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Wireless Germany to debut in 2017

The long-running UK pop/urban weekender will launch in Frankfurt next June, with The Weeknd and Justin Bieber headlining

By Jon Chapple on 09 Dec 2016

The Weeknd

Wireless Germany headliner The Weeknd at the 2016 AMAs

image © Image Group LA/ABC

After 12 years in the UK, Live Nation’s Wireless Festival is making its debut in Germany next summer.

Headlined by The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, Wireless Germany will take place at the Commerzbank Arena (44,000-cap.) in Frankurt on 24 and 25 June, offering some 40,000 German fans the chance to attend what promoter Live Nation GSA calls the “ultimate summer party”.

“The London Wireless Festival has been writing music history in Britain for over a decade,” reads an announcement by Live Nation. “With outstanding performances by the most popular urban and pop artists, it has become the most prestigious event of its kind.

“The line-up [for its premiere in Germany] offers everything a fan’s heart could desire, from the most important newcomers to classics and the biggest stars.”

Also on the bill are Sean Paul and German hip-hop acts Marteria and Beginner.

The launch of the new festival comes on the heels of Live Nation expanding several of its other festival properties in continental Europe, with Download Madrid and Lollapalooza Paris both debuting next year.

Here’s a Wireless Germany launch trailer:



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