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Wireless 2019 shifts 135,000 tickets in matter of hours

Wireless has once again proved a hit with London's urban music fans, with the festival selling out shortly after announcing its 2019 line-up

By Jon Chapple on 29 Jan 2019

Giggs at Wireless 2018, Ashley Verse

Giggs at Wireless 2018

image © Ashley Verse/Wireless

Wireless 2019 sold out within hours of going on sale yesterday morning, sending a signal to increasingly hostile local authorities that the festival is still the leading draw for urban music in the UK.

All 135,000 tickets for the three-day event, headlined this year by Cardi B, Travis Scott and Asap Rocky, were snapped up in record time, according to promoter Festival Republic.

Other acts performing at Wireless 2019 – the 14th edition of the festival – include Migos, Tyga, Rae Sremmurd, Future, Stefflon Don, Young Thug and Juice Wrld.

Festival Republic earlier this month withdrew its appeal against restrictive new licensing conditions imposed on the festival from this year, including reduced noise levels, a ban on swearing and revealing clothing for performers, and a final-night curfew of 9.30pm.

Wireless 2019 takes place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July in Finsbury Park, north London.


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