Wireless is returning to Birmingham this year for the first time since 2014, and will be taking place at the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull from July 8 to July 10. The event is also taking place at Crystal Palace and Finsbury Park in London.
It is Europe’s biggest celebration of contemporary black music and the only festival in the UK to be hosting the likes of Cardi B and J. Cole. Both are headlining alongside Dave.
Tickets are currently on sale on Ticket Factory and Ticketmaster, with single day, weekend, hotel and VIP packages available for the NEC event. If you do not fancy buying a hotel package with your ticket, there are plenty of other options below.
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Here are all the details you need to know about Wireless Festival 2022 in Birmingham.
When and where is Wireless Festival in Birmingham?
Wireless Festival will take place between Friday, July 8 and Sunday, July 10 outdoors at the NEC Arena in Solihull. The three day event is the only Wireless taking place outside of London. It starts at 1.30pm on Friday and finishes 10.30pm Sunday - see a detailed list of timings for each day here.
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How to get tickets to Wireless Festival in Birmingham
You can buy tickets to Wireless in Birmingham on Ticket Factory and Ticketmaster where you have the option of one , two or three day tickets depending on preference with differing prices. These tickets start at £85, £155 or £230 respectively.
Ticketmaster is also offering VIP tickets and hotel packages with Moxy, Crowne Plaza, The Hilton, Ibis and Novotel for discount stays at local hotels.
You can view all the ticket options on Ticket Factory and Ticketmaster. Click here for more.
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Who is performing at Wireless in Birmingham?
The full line up is listed below, and we have also received information from the organisers on when each act will play. Click here for more.
Burna Boy - on Friday July 8 Burna Boy pulled out of Wireless and won't be performing in Brum
French the Kid
There are still three spots for Friday, six for Saturday and three for Sunday in the line-up to be announced.
What is the address and postcode for the NEC?
The postcode you need for your satnav to get to the NEC is B40 1NT. The site is near to junction six of the M42 motorway, and is adjacent to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International Railway Station so you can easily catch a train too.
You will find the NEC on North Avenue in Marston Green, Birmingham.
Can you be dropped off by car or park at the NEC for Wireless?
You can be dropped off in the pick-up/drop-off zone at Wireless Festival in car parks N11 and N12. Access to these car parks is via the B4438 Bickenhill Parkway B40 1QA, follow the AA Drop Off and Pick Up road signs.
There is parking available at Wireless on the NEC campus which must be booked in advance and are likely to be booked up quickly. You can book a parking space on the NEC website.
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How to get to the NEC by train?
The best way to get to the NEC and avoid parking charges is by getting the train to Birmingham International Railway Station. If you are staying in Birmingham city centre , you can get a train from Birmingham New Street and the journey will take just 15 minutes.
How to get to the NEC by bus?
Wireless has teamed up with Big Green Coach which will be picking up from 15 locations for the cost of £35 with a return journey. Pick-up points are in Birkenhead, Chester, Coventry, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Preston, Sheffield, Stafford, Stoke on Trent, Warrington and Wigan.
Where to stay near the NEC
There are hotel packages available on Ticketmaster with weekend tickets, but if you want to book separately there are plenty of options.
1. Premier Inn NEC/Birmingham Airport
Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham, B40 1QA - Best Sat Nav postcode is B40 1QB
This is a 15-20 minute walk from the NEC and there is paid for on-site parking at this venue.
Parking is chargeable at £10 for 24 hours, or £2 for 0-2 hours, £4 for 2-4 hours and £6 for 4-6 hours. You can pay on exit using a machine in the reception area.
2. Travelodge, Birmingham Airport
Terminal Road, Birmingham, B26 3QW - Best Sat Nav postcode is B26 3QW
This hotel is 1.6 miles from the NEC and you can use the free shuttle service to travel between the airport at the NEC.
West Midlands Travel Bus operates from the end of Terminal Road.
Chargeable parking is available at this hotel which has an NCP car park on site and charges are £7.50 for 24 hours.
3. Crowne Plaza NEC
Pendigo Way, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1PS
The NEC is a six minute walk from the hotel (1.3 miles) and on-site parking is available for £10 a day.
Book this hotel here.
4. Hotel Ibis Styles NEC
Bickenhill Lane, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1PJ
This hotel is a two minute walk from the NEC and paid for open parking is available with a barrier which is charged at £7.50 per 24 hours.
Book this hotel here.
5. Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC
Located off the B4438, Birmingham, B40 1QA
This hotel is just a mile from the NEC and parking is £7 per 24 hours.
Book this hotel here.
What to wear to Wireless Festival
Wireless Festival is still an outdoor festival, happening outdoors at the NEC. Knowing British summers, we would suggest wearing your fashionable festival outfit beneath a proper waterproof coat, although you will be fine with trainers as you will not be in a field.
For festival outfit inspiration, check out Asos which has a huge festival range , and even has a filter for sustainable and recycled outfits so you can be planet conscious too. Elsewhere, look at Pretty Little Thing or Nasty Gal which both have festival sections.
As for wellies, splash out on Hunters , which do have 20 per cent discounts for students, new users or healthcare professionals or buy some cheaper ones on Amazon.
List of banned items
You won't be able to take any of these items into Wireless - so make sure you don't pack anything on this list before you go.
Click here for the full list of 47 banned items.
The list includes:
- Barbeques and any kind of cooking apparatus
- Chairs of any sort (including stools, floor seating and shooting sticks)
- Drinks including bottled water
- Flags on poles
- Liquids/gels over 100ml
- Roller skates
- Spray cans
- Tabards/high viz jackets
- Motorcycle helmets
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Wireless Festival 2022 Info
This year at Finsbury Park the events start daily at 11:00am and have a curfew of 9:30pm. At Birmingham NEC, the events are taking place on Friday at 13:30-22:30 and Saturday/Sunday 11:00-22:30.
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Wireless Festival 2022 Info
This year at Finsbury Park the events start daily at 11:00am and have a curfew of 9:30pm.
Gates for the first weekend of festivities open at 11am on each day (July 1,2 and 3). But there is also a curfew in place for the last entry, which is the same for every day at 9.30pm.