Tickets at the ready for the final of three days of awesome, Finsbury Park was the place to be.
With yet more fantastic acts lined up for the last day including some great RnB and hiphop artists, Sunday had built a lot of expectation for Wireless to go out with a bang for 2014.
Perhaps you expect Sunday morning to be a little more deserted on the streets, if you were walking through Finsbury park that Sunday you would be proved wrong. People started gathering early, similar to the other two days, having their Sunday lunch on the grass before the festival entrance – there were no roasts in sight, but a posh picnic here or there with a bottle of wine. As people sat to finish their last drink before entering, streams of people would pass to join the queue at the festival entrance – friends, families, it’s great to see that Wireless is for everyone.
Queuing took a little longer Sunday, they seemed to be more thorough and girls had to move to a separate line to be checked by a woman or a man with a wand, although this was a little later than saturday. Then the usual bag check tradition – no large umbrellas or big water bottles.
Figuring out your way around the festival ground was simple at the Finsbury Park location which everything in pretty close proximity, so you can easily plan your day to make the most of the acts you really want to see.
If the first stop is a bar, there are a number around the park. All bars were again well staffed – bouncers on the entrance to the queue to ensure everyone had ID and plenty of bar staff. Service was quick and friendly, and even behind the bar they seemed pretty buzzy with festival atmosphere and attitude.
The main stage had a great lineup for Sunday with some top acts and Bruno Mars headlining the evening. The Pepsi Max stage and Boombox stage also had some amazing acts lined up with Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Robin Thicke and Naughty Boy among them. As you can see it would have been a difficult choice to pick which acts to make sure you catch.
Second to the main stage were old school hiphop duo Salt n Pepa. They still know how to move it, work the crowd and make everyone have a great day from the start. It was such a performance and the received the response from the crowd they deserved – Like they’d never left the spotlight!
Next up was John Newman who played an outstanding set and his voice live made you realise why he is so popular, such an amazing sound. John Newman was followed by J.Cole who got the crowd going too. You could hear some of the females in the crowd shouting loving words, and everyone singing along to his tunes.
If you were to head over to the Pepsi Max stage, it’s just a short walk and easy to find. The Pepsi Max stage was under a big black tent in the far corner of Finsbury Park and it seemed very packed out with people crowding round the edges of the tent too just to listen.
Clean Bandit appeared to attract a huge crowd and as they finished some of the people started to disperse so it was then easier to get into the tent and get a better view of the stage.
The Pepsi Max tent was hot and a little smokey, but was quite nice to be out of the sun for a short while, and it felt a little like a club – Sean Paul was up next and it seemed perfect for his tunes. Sean Paul’s set got everyone moving, jumping, dancing and throwing shapes. It was great and the atmosphere showed it.
Toilet breaks at Wireless were pretty easy and relatively quick too. There were a number of portaloo sections and even when the queues were pretty long the queuing system was being well organised and the toilets were still being regularly checked – nothing like finding out you do actually have toilet roll in the portaloo at a festival!
Main stage was then home to Outkast who were really fun, and finally to finish the night with a bang, Bruno Mars.
Bruno Mars with his absolutely incredible voice and slight MJ mannerisms performed a set with his band and team which was truly astounding. You could hear everyone singing along, watching with amazement at the whole group dancing, and having so much fun! Bruno Mars played many of his top tracks including “Marry you”, “the lazy song” and “just the way you are” and the crowd seemed to favourite them all.
Bruno Mars’ finale finished Wireless with a bang, quite literally, with fireworks and Sparklers coming down from the top of the stage, it was an amazing end to an absolutely outstanding weekend!
The shuffle out began and everyone made their way home for the final day.
Quite easily one of the best weekends of the whole year!
If you missed this year’s Wireless Festival experience, sign up to hear first for next year’s ticket release. It is definitely the festival of the summer in London to attend!