Wireless festival announce 2018 line-up – with only 3 female performers

Wireless line-up

Mabel, Lisa Mercedez and Cardi B are so far the only female performers on the Wireless line-up (Instagram)

The line-up for Wireless 2018 has sparked a conversation on Twitter with only three women confirmed for the festival.

Acts like J Cole, Stormzy and DJ Khaled will perform at the Finsbury Park, London music event between 6th-8th July. However, many are surprised that Cardi B, Mabel and Lisa Mercedez are the only female performers listed.

Reacting to the lack of women, one Twitter user commented: “I make that less than 10% women on the wireless lineup so far.”

Another chimed in: “Wireless couldn’t even get more than 2 women in their second-tier. Even if you’re announcing more acts at a later date, why not stagger them so it’s more evenly split for the first drop?”

A third commentator said: “Cardi B..Mabel…Lisa Mercedez ( don’t know who that is btw). Only 3 women are at wireless this year thats disgraceful.”

The number of female performers for Wireless so far is even less than the 2017 line-up, which was announced with just five women. The lack of female artists being booked to play UK music festivals has long been an issue in the industry. In 2016, Adele became the second female solo artist to headline Glastonbury in 25 years.

Despite the lack of women, the Wireless 2018 line-up has excited many with one enthusiastic fan tweeting: “wireless sat & sunday looking amazing. might just break my wireless virginity this year.”

Another joked: “Wireless line up must be fake LOOOL its way to good this year.”

One other added: “I might have to touch Wireless for the first time this year bmt cause that Line Up looking is tantalising.”

Music fans are also speculating who will join DJ Khaled on-stage as he is listed on the line-up as “and friends”.

However, some potential festival-goers are disappointed with the £12 booking fee as tickets already range from £55 to £103 for day and weekend packages.

For tickets and more information, visit the Wireless website.

 

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