The Ultimate Student Guide to Wireless Festival 2023

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London’s number one urban music festival. Wireless Festival is taking place this July in Finsbury Park, and we don’t know about you but we cannot wait.

We will be discussing everything you need to know, from the dates of the festival, this year’s festival line up, history of the festival, how to get there and everything you will need. 

Excited for Wireless Festival 2023? So are we, carry on reading to know everything there is to know.  

Wireless Festival 2022

Wireless Festival History

Wireless is one of the UK’s most popular festivals which is organised by Live Nation held annually, normally within July.

Although, their dates have varied from time to time (2021 saw a September edition). 

Wireless first took place in 2005 in London’s Hyde Park. It has since expanded outside of the capital, with events in Leeds, Birmingham and Wireless Festival Germany in Frankfurt. So, there’s tons of locations to choose from!

Wireless has had iconic names perform on its stages across its 17-year span, although it didn’t take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Such headliners include New Order, The Strokes, Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Stormzy, Kanye West, and Rihanna to name a few.

Wireless started off as a mostly rock and pop music festival, however, it’s now started to focus more on hip hop and urban music genres.

In 2019 the festival had 135,000 people in attendance across the weekend at London’s Finsbury Park.

We’re sure it will be similar this year with the amazing line-up – we wish we were going!  



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Wireless Festival 2023 Info 

Wireless has always been a non-camping music festival, this means you can go back to your own comfy bed at your student or relax in a hotel or Airbnb after a great day of having fun.

Tickets for this year have sold out, but if you’re lucky enough to be attending our guide will give you a full run-down on all the important things you need to know.

This year the festival is taking place from the 7th until the 9th of July, with the opening and closing of the event listed below. 

  • Friday 7 July – Doors: 13:30 Curfew: 22:30
  • Saturday 8 July – Doors:11:00 Curfew:22:30
  • Sunday 9 July – Doors: 11:00 Curfew: 21:30



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Wireless Festival 2023 Line-up  

Wireless Festival 2023 is on the horizon, where festival go-ers can see tons of exciting performances at London’s Finsbury Park.

Below we’ve listed a breakdown of the full line-up across the three days – who are you most excited for? Let us know.

For us, we think Playboi Carti is going to be a showstopper, along with Travis Scott and 50 Cent!

Friday 7 July

  • Playboi Carti
  •  Lil Uzi Vert
  •  Metro Boomin
  •  Lancey Foux
  •  Latto
  •  Ken Carson
  •  Destroy Lonely
  •  Lola Brooke

Saturday 8 July

  • Travis Scott
  •  FLO
  •  Mariah The Scientist
  •  Clavish

Sunday 9 July

  • D Block Europe
  •  50 Cent
  •  Lil Durk
  •  Popcaan
  •  Lil Tjay
  •  Dexta Daps
  •  GloRilla
  •  Black Sherif
  •  Dreya Mac



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How To Get To Wireless Festival 2023

Getting to Wireless 2023 is easily accessible by using the capital’s public transportation system.

There is no public car parking at Finsbury Park, and unfortunately, there will be road closures in place around the location so pickups and drop offs close to the festival gates are not possible. 

There’s tons of options to choose from to travel to Finsbury Park, such as travelling by train, Uber, taxi, bus, or tube.

There will be a managed queuing system in place to enter the Tube at Manor House and Finsbury Park stations. With queues expected to be shorter and to move faster at Manor House.

Big Green Coach is Wireless Official Travel Partner, with over 18 pick-up locations around the country running Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Prices are £43 for a return journey – bargain, right?!  

Once you get to the festival, you won’t be leaving the same way you arrived as the organisers have built an exit route within Finsbury Park, not on Seven Sisters Road. The main exit gate is by Manor House Station.

You can use TFL’s journey planner to help find your ideal mode of transport to the festival.  



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Things You May Need For Wireless Festival 

Like we mentioned earlier, Wireless Festival 2023 is none-camping so, you don’t have to worry about sorting out camping gear if you are attending this year’s addition. You can just bring a bag with alll the bits you’ll need for each day!

If you’re worrying what to bring with you when you go, then don’t stress. 

We’ve put together a helpful list of everything to bring with you to Wireless Festival…

  • Ticket – We know it’s an obvious one, but honestly, some people do forget to bring their tickets. You should check in advance if your Wireless ticket is an e-ticket or a physical ticket. As you may need to print your ticket out or make sure your ticket has arrived in the post in time. You can check your ticket information on your Ticketmaster account.  
  • Portable charger – You don’t want your phone to die whilst attending any of the Wireless events. Imagine missing out on capturing videos or pictures of all the action if your phone battery dies! You also won’t be able to get in touch with anyone if you get separated from the people you’re going with. It’s good to bring along a portable charger you can use throughout the day.  
  • Sunscreen – Remember to apply sunscreen before heading to the festival events, after all is in July so the sun should be cracking the flags. You should bring a mini bottle with you if you can and apply at regular intervals throughout each day.  
  • Water bottle – You are allowed to take in empty plastic bottles of any size to refill inside the festival at the water stations. Which makes things easier and cheaper. It’s important to stay hydrated whilst attending any festival.  
  • Debit Card or Credit Card – Like a lot of festivals, Wireless has now gone cash-free. So, you’ll need to bring along your debit or credit card, or if you have Apple Pay set up then use that. You don’t want to get there and realise you can’t buy anything as once you’re in, you can’t re-enter. 
  • Identification – When entering the festival, you will need to show ID If you look under 21. Or if you’re under 16 attending with a parent / guardian, they may be asked to prove they’re 18 or over. There is Challenge 25 in place when buying alcohol and tobacco at the festival, so remember to bring your ID. Remember, you have to bring a physical copy of your proof of age and identification as photographs are not accepted.  
  • Bring a jacket – We’d suggest bringing a jacket of some sort when attending Wireless Festival. UK weather can be quite unpredictable and the festival goes on until the late evening, so it may get a bit chilly.  
  • Good vibes – Lastly, bring in the good vibes when attending this years Wireless Festival. You deserve it after working hard and focusing on your studies. Have fun and stay safe!

If you want to know more about what you can and can’t bring into the festival, you can find out more on the official Wireless website here.  



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To finish, we hope you have a brilliant time at this years Wireless Festival if you’re attending – we aren’t jealous at all!

Remember to plan in advance how you’re getting to and from the festival and make the most of your summer.

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