Young Academic Entertainment : Wireless Festival

As promised, here is the latest addition to the Young Academic Ultimate Festival Guide. This instalment is from Wireless, in conjunction with Barclaycard. They have announced a cracking line up with such acts as TV on the Radio, Foals, The Horrors, Pulp, Metronomy and loads more already confirmed. This event looks set to rock the capital with Chemical Brothers and Black Eyed Peas also set to appear. Young Academic will be bringing you news of every festival worth going to this summer and will also be reviewing all the best ones – all this along with the usual student news and advice. We really do spoil you don’t we!? Bring on the summer!

Brooklyn-based boys TV On The Radio make a long awaited return after a year hiatus. Defined by their mix of post-punk and electronic melody they shot to fame with the self-release of their debut album ‘OK Calculator’. The band are one of the most innovative bands of the 2000s and have won critical praise across the board, in 2004 they were awarded the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize in the US. They are currently putting the finishing touches to their sixth studio album, ‘Nine Types of Light’, which is set for release later this year. Their evocative epic stage show is set to entrance when they hit Wireless with Barclaycard this summer.

Oxford quintet Foals arrived in 2008 with the release of their debut album, ‘Antidotes’, which crashed straight into the top ten at number three. Second album, ‘Total Life Forever’, was released in the UK last year and also debuted in the top ten, it was nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Award and recognised as one of the Top Ten albums of 2010. With their hauntingly gritty tunes and energetic stage presence, Foals are set to put on an unforgettable show. Hailed as the best band in the country when they exploded onto the UK scene, The Horrors, led by the enigmatic Faris Badwan are sure to perform a show stopping set. Their third album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Primary Colours’, will be out this year. The electro-pop charms of Metronomy are certain to get the masses dancing, proving it’s possible for electronic bands to put on shows as mindblowing as any rock band in the process. The band’s highly anticipated third album, ‘The English Riviera’, is coming soon.

With an already enviable array of talent confirmed and many more acts to be announced in the coming weeks Wireless with Barclaycard is set to be jam-packed with the biggest sounds of the summer.

Tickets for Sunday 3 July are priced at £48.50 plus booking fee. Tickets for Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July are priced at £49.50 and £48.50 respectively, plus booking fees.

Tickets are on sale now at

Multi-day tickets are available. 2-day tickets are priced at £92 plus booking fees, and 3-day tickets are priced at £130 plus booking fees.

Barclaycard customers have the exclusive opportunity to purchase two for one tickets, via

Purchase a Carbon Offset for 50p as an add on to your order to negate the environmental impacts of your travel to and from the festival, these funds will be used to invest in environmental projects in local schools. More details are available on

Live Nation have changed the process of purchasing a disabled customer ticket, this will make booking tickets quicker and easier for our customers. Disabled customer tickets are now available online through the Wireless Website.

If you have any questions or are unsure on the booking process, please feel free to email us at: [email protected] or call 0207 195 2133.

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