Wireless Festival, now a staple of the UK’s urban music scene, is set to get a little different as of 2019.
If its organisers wish to stay on the Finsbury Park site, the festival will have to abide by a few new rules. These stipulations follow complaints filed by ‘Friends of Finsbury Park’, a non-profit community organisation.
Following talks, Haringey council have earmarked a license for Wireless 2019 on condition that “performers do not sing or play any vulgar, obscene or banned songs or carry out indecent acts or make any vulgar gestures, actions or remarks during the performance.”
Looking back to 2018’s headliners – Migos, Lil Pump, Stormzy et al. – it’s pretty hard to envisage next year’s lineup without ‘vulgar’ language.
Wireless 2019 will also have to crack down on any “attire which expose the groin, private parts, buttock or female breast(s).”
We’ll have to see how this one plays out…