Jay-Z to Headline UK’s Wireless Festival
After a controversial appearance at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival, where he proved that rappers can jam with rock stars, Jay-Z is getting back on the festival circuit across the pond. This summer, Jay will not only headline both the Bonnaroo and Coachella music festivals on U.S. soil, but also the U.K.’s Isle of Wight festival in June, as well as the Wireless Festival this July.
Wireless promoters announced that Jay will wrap up the three-day music festival in London’s Hyde Park on July 4, where will be joined by Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music signee, Mr. Hudson. Hudson, who appeared on the ‘Blueprint 3‘ single ‘Young Forever,’ has officially signed on to work the stage with Hov for the festival’s finale set. This will mark Jay-Z’s second time headlining the Wireless Festival. After warming up at the Glastonbury show in 2008, Jay followed up with another memorable performance at Wireless. The Wireless Festival runs from July 2-4 and other performers will include Pink and the Ting Tings.
In addition to his headlining appearances, Jay has also announced plans to play two shows at Manchester’s M.E.N. Arena on June 7 and the L.G. Arena in Birmingham on June 9. Sounds like a busy summer.