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The Wins And Fails Of London's New Look Wireless Festival 2015

A recap of the highs and lows from one of London Town's premier music festivals.

An all-star list of performers headed across the pond this weekend (July 3-5) for the New Look Wireless Festival 2015. Headlined by Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Avicii, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj, thousands of zealous British fans flocked out to grace the stages at London's Finsbury Park to see other acts like A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Joey Bada$$, Rae Sremmurd, Ciara, August Alsina, Pusha T, Willow and Jaden Smith, as well as a host of other acts.

SEE ALSO: Review: 13 Performances That Made London’s New Look Wireless Festival Worth The Trip

VIBE took a trip to the UK to witness the action live. And just like anything else, the experience had its highs and lows. Peep the "Wins And Fails Of London's New Look Wireless Festival 2015" below:

WINS

Skepta's "Shut Down" and "That's Not Me" being the weekend's unofficial anthems

The twerk-inducing New Orleans bounce remix during August Alsina's set

August Alsina's gorgeous backup dancers getting just as much shine as he did

Drake's surprisingly accurate London accent

Drake and August Alsina huddled stage right beside Jada Pinkett Smith to watch Jaden and Willow's set

Maverick Sabre's impressive live performance

Major Lazer's eclectic dancers

Damn near every performer's live band being on fleek

Jessie J sangin' with her backup singers

Joey Bada$$'s enthusiastic crowd run

A$AP Rocky walking through the crowd after his set, just because

Les Twins dancer, Laurent Bourgeois, making a cameo appearance during A$AP Rocky's set

Childish Gambino's many, many body rolls

 

 

 

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Rae Sremmurd's Slim Jimmy rocking out as if he didn't seriously injure his leg at Governor's Ball a month prior Kendrick Lamar, August Alsina and Jessie J personally acknowledging their front row fans

Kendrick Lamar's moment of speechlessness as the crowd chanted his name in adoration

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FAILS

Nicki Minaj coming so late that she missed her own time slot

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Ciara's mic not being switched on until her third song

Ciara's placement on the tiny Pepsi Max stage versus the main stage

A$AP Rocky's finicky mic and other technical difficulties (although he pushed through the malfunctions like a pro)

Drake's admittedly predictable set list

The reckless fan pandemonium for Drake

Fist fights breaking out during Drake's set

The dim and shifty lighting of the Pepsi Max stage

Travi$ Scott stopping his set to kick people off the side of the stage, calling them all "lame as f**k"

Inconvenient time overlaps prevented people from seeing major acts (it was nearly impossible for Willow and Jaden Smith fans to catch Pusha T)

Vince Staples two-piecing a security guard that roughed up his crew a little too much and A$AP Rocky ready to jump in to defend him

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