Monday 19 February 2018

Jay-Z draws A-lister crowd

Jay-Z's closing performance at Wireless drew a star-studded crowd, including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kelly and Jack Osbourne.

The ten-time Grammy award-winning rapper, who was supported by wife Beyonce in the PlayPen area, was the headlining act of the final day of the festival, following acts like Lily Allen, Friendly Fires and Slash on the Main Stage.

Other celebrities spotted at London's Hyde Park include comic screenwriter Stephen Merchant, who was also seen at Hard Rock Calling last weekend, The X Factor's Olly Murs and Big Brother evictee Rachael.

Jay-Z kept the crowds entertained with Empire State Of Mind and Run This Town, as well as classic favourites like Big Pimpin', Can I Get A..., Izzo (HOVA) and 99 Problems.

Earlier, Slash found himself entertaining an almost empty field as the predominantly young crowds left in droves. It was only until the legendary Guns 'N Roses guitarist sang his former band's old hits Sweet Child O' Mine and Paradise City that the stage filled up.

Glumly, he looked into the void and said after two songs into his 45-minute set: "Hi, we're the token rock band today - you'll be getting back to your programmed schedule very soon."

Mr Hudson was also on the bill at Wireless. The artist, who performed despite having injured his foot during another festival performance, said he had a great time and the crowd was "wicked".

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