Future, J. Cole, Young Thug, Action Bronson and More Included in 2016 Wireless Festival Lineup
As the warmer months inch closer, more and more big summer festival lineups are being announced and the United Kingdom's Wireless Festival is shaping up to be one of the premier draws of the season. Scheduled for July 8-10 in Finsbury Park, London, the three-day event will host Bryson Tiller, Miguel, Vic Mensa, J. Cole, A$AP Ferg, Future, Action Bronson, Kehlani, Young Thug, Jeremih, Vince Staples, Yelawolf, Ty Dolla $ign and Anderson. Paak and The Free Nationals. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday (March 11) via the festival's website.
On Sunday, July 10, popular grime outfit Section Boyz will be one of the festival's final acts. The crew, which consists of Skepta and JME, may have a few tricks up their sleeves as they have friends in high places. In February, Drake said he signed to Skepta's Boy Better Know label and has been popping up at Section Boyz shows in London. The MC made the announcement on Instagram with the caption, "The first Canadian signed to BBK. Big up my brudda Skepta for life yeah. And my section gunners too."
Last year, rumors swirled that Skepta was going to sign to OVO, but Drizzy instead pulled a fast one and signed with the London label and is now popping on multiple continents. Drake's label situation with Young Money/Cash Money is up in the air in light of the ongoing beef between Baby and Lil Wayne and many believed the rapper's If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late project was dropped out of nowhere so he could get out of his YMCMB contract.
Baby recently dipped back into the Toronto talent pool with the signing of J-Soul and unconfirmed rumors are circulating that the addition of J-Soul is a move to replace Drake if he is indeed done with Cash Money. Slowly but surely, the pieces of Young Money and Drake's future are starting to take place.
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