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Wireless 2018: 5 Acts You Have To See


It feels like ages ago that the mad scramble for tickets left certain fans rueing their fate at having missed out, but finally Wireless Festival is upon us.

It hasn't been entirely plain sailing, after widespread criticism of the male-dominated lineup – something the festival recently tried to redress with an all-female stage, hosted in association with Smirnoff's 'Equalising Music' campaign.

Nonetheless, it is still shaping up to be another memorable weekend in the company of hip hop, trap, rap, grime, dancehall, RnB and afro-bashment's finest. Here are five performances not to miss.


Wiley

 

Even at 40, the 'Godfather of Grime' is still one of the most exciting figures in the scene that he more-or-less created around the turn of the millennium.


Migos

 

Few acts have had more of a transformative effect on the rap music landscape in recent years than the Atlanta trio (even Beyoncé and Jay-Z tapped them up for their recent joint album).


Lisa Mercedez

 

The first lady of the UK dancehall scene is in the ascendency right now, with a debut headline show and European tour on the horizon.


MIST


One of the flag-bearers for the vibrant Birmingham scene (alongside fellow Sunday performer Jaykae).


Barely Legal


Smashing her way through all sorts of genres across a set, Barely Legal is consistently one of the most exciting and entertaining DJs to catch live.


See the full lineup for Wireless Festival 2018 here

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