For the first time ever, VIBE packed up our bags and crossed international waters to experience New Look Wireless Festival for ourselves. The London fest—which took place in Finsbury Park over the course of three days—brought out the best and biggest artists in hip-hop, R&B, pop, grime, dance and EDM. From Drake to Kendrick Lamar to Jessie J to DJ Mustard to Willow and Jaden Smith to Stormzy to Calvin Harris, every musical palate was satiated.
And for many out-of-towners like us, it wasn’t just the musical diversity of the festival that made the weekend abroad one to remember. From exploring the quirks of Camden Town to the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus to Supa Dupa Fly’s throwback party jams at The Book Club, the London highlights didn’t stop at Wireless. The daytime sets were just the tip of the iceberg.
Here are 13 of our favorite Wireless performances that helped in making the six-hour voyage across the Atlantic well worth the trip.