Wireless Festival Rocks

Wireless Festival Rocks

Headline performances from The White Stripes and Kaiser Chiefs amongst others rocked Hyde Park in London and Harewood House in Leeds over four nights last week and we there to cover the best bits.

The White Stripes got the festival kicked off in flamboyant red and white style with colours beaming down over Marble Arch, and played an incendiary set that included 'Hotel Yorba' and 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself' amongst the duo's amazing two hour set.

Saturday June 16 was dance rock heavy, with colourful performances put in by CSS, Klaxons, LCD Soudsystem and french duo Daft Punk's robots.

Wireless festivities culminated with a rioutious rock day with main stage acts Editors and Kaiser Chiefs ending the four nights on an up beat.

Read our blog coverage here on the new Uncut Festivals Blog, which you can find on the homepage. will be uploading text, pictures and videos throughout the Summer activities, including Glastonbury and Knowsley Hall this week and Latitude festival next month.

Get into Wireless here - and let us know who your favourite bands over the four days were

Our countdown to Latitude is here - Get up to speed with the artists performing at this year's Henham Park event


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