The Ultimate Student Guide to Wireless Festival 2022

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Here it is, the ULTIMATE Student Guide to Wireless Festival 2022, London’s number one urban music festival. Wireless is taking place this July across three sites Crystal Palace Park, Finsbury Park and Birmingham. 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 2022? 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). This year the festival is taking place across three sites with Crystal Palace Park on 1–3 July, Finsbury Park and the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, both on 8–10 July.

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 2022 Info 

Wireless has always been a non-camping music festival. This means you can go back to your own comfy bed at your student housing or relax in a hotel or Airbnb after a great day of having fun. This year at Finsbury Park the events start daily at 11:00am and have a curfew of 9:30pm. At Birmingham NEC, the events are taking place on Friday at 13:30-22:30 and Saturday/Sunday 11:00-22:30. 



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Wireless Festival 2022 line-up: 

This year the festival has taken on a new approach with seven headliners split between three locations: A$AP RockyJ. ColeTyler, the CreatorDaveCardi BNicki Minaj, and SZA. 

Wireless Festival 2022 has already kicked off with last weekend (July 1 to July 3) seeing tons of exciting performances at London’s Crystal Palace Park. Festival go-ers enjoyed performances from the likes of A$AP Rocky, J.Cole, Doja Cat and Tyler The Creator. 

Don’t worry if you missed out of the events at Crystal Palace Park. Wireless is continuing this weekend, with three-day events in London Finsbury Park and Outdoor at the Birmingham NEC across July 8 – July 11.

You can still get tickets too if you want to experience some great live music at Wireless Festival 2022. Check out our ticket section for more information.  

Here is a breakdown of the full line-up spread across the three sites – who are you most excited for, let us know! 

Crystal Palace: 

  • Friday 1 July: Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, The Kid Laroi, Lil Uzi Vert, Don Toliver, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask The Slump God, Fivio Foreign, Sleepy Hallow, BIA, Rico Nasty, Nardo Wick, Snoochie Shy, Kenny Allstar. 
  • Saturday 2 July: J. Cole, Doja Cat, Playboi Carti, Gunna, Ari Lennox, Potter Payper, Northside Benji, Flo Milli, MS Banks, BAS, Lancey Foux, French The Kid, Tiffany Calver, Swarzy. 
  • Sunday 3 July: Tyler, The Creator, Roddy Ricch, Baby Keem, Kali Uchis, Little Simz, Snoh AAlegra, Ghetts, AG Club, Miraa May, Bakar, Knucks, Sainte, Berwyn, Skiifall, Snoochie Shy, Kenny Allstar. 

Finsbury Park: 

  • Friday 8 July: Cardi B, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, Giveon, Mahalia, Arrdee, Omah Lay, Rema, B Young, Enny, Backroad Gee, Ayra Starr, Cuppy, Sian Anderson. 
  • Saturday 9 July: SZA, Summer Walker, Jack Harlow, BLXST,6lack, Jhene Aiko, Lucky Daye, Queen Naija, Yung Bleu, Ace, Nadia Jae. 
  • Sunday 10 July: Niki Minaj, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Polo G, Lil Tjay, City Girls, Fireboy DML, Skillibeng, Shenseea, Unknown T, A1 X J1, J.I., Babyface Ray, Seani B, Tiffany Calver. 

Birmingham NEC:  

  • Friday 8 July: Dave, Summer Walker, Gunna, Little Simz, BLXST, Popclan, Fireboy DML, Shenseea, Skillibeng, Unknown T, DJ Target, DJ Edu. 
  • Saturday 9 July: CCardi B, Lil Baby, Burna Boy, Central CEE, Mahalia, Lil Tjay, City Girls, Arrdee, B Young, Remi Burgz, Jeremiah Asiamah.  
  • Sunday 10 July: J.Cole, Roddy Ricch, D-Block Europe, Jack Harlow, Polo G, Moneybagg Yo, Digga D, Potter Payper, Knucks, Enny, Sainte, Background Gee, French The Kid, DJ Target, Sir Spyro. 



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How to get tickets for Wireless Festival 2022:

If you want to get tickets for Finsbury Park or Birmingham NEC then you’re in luck, you can still grab last-minute tickets to Wireless Festival 2022 from Ticketmaster. Tickets are available in single-day, two-day or weekend tickets. They also come in two tiers: General Admission or VIP tickets. You can also add your Big Green Coach ticket and book them together on the extra’s section of the website.  

You can grab a ticket for Finsbury Park here or Birmingham NEC here. Be quick with snatching up a ticket for this year’s addition though, as it is fast approaching. We don’t know about you but we’re super excited to see videos of all the performances. It’s going to be a weekend to remember for sure! 

Remember when purchasing tickets to only use the official Wireless website and their official ticket partners. You don’t want to end up being scammed and miss out (sad vibes).  



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How to get to Wireless Festival 2022:

Crystal Palace Park:  

If you’ve attended this weekend’s addition at Crystal Palace Park on 1–3 July, then you’ll know it’s pretty easy to get to and from the festival. The nearest stations to the Crystal Palace location are Crystal Palace and Penge West. You can also get to the festival by using TFL bus routes; 3, 122, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417, 432, 450.  

Finsbury Park:  

Getting to Wireless 2022 is easily accessible by using the capital’s public transportation system. There is no public car parking at Finsbury Park. 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 are tons of options to choose from to travel to Finsbury Park. Such as travelling by train, uber, taxi, bus, or tube. However, the festival organisers suggest not to use Finsbury Park Underground Station due to it being super busy with long queues. Instead use Manor House Station or take National Rail Services from Finsbury Park Station.  

Big Green Coach is Wireless Official Travel Partner, with over 18 pick-up locations around the country running Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Prices are £38 for a return journey – bargain, right?!  

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

NEC Birmingham:  

There are a variety of different ways to travel to and from the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The closest train station to the venue is Birmingham International and is only a 25-minute walk away. If you want to travel to the festival by bus the closest bus stop to the venue is is outside Birmingham International Rail Station, which is a 20-minute walk away. 

If you’re planning to drive to the festival, then there are parking spaces available at the festival which you have to book in advance. There is also a pick-up/drop-off zone.  

Like the London locations, the Big Green Coach Official Travel Partner offers Day Return Coach Services from 15 pick-up locations. 

You can find out more about travelling to the different festival locations on the official Wireless Website here. 


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Things you may need for Wireless Festival 2022:

Like we mentioned earlier, Wireless Festival 2022 is none-camping at all of its locations. 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.  

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.


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