A scorcher of a summer, swapping your wellies for suncream, and a banger of a line-up. What more could you want, right? And J. Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled and Giggs are the heavyweights taking to Finsbury Park for Wireless this year. But after the festival faced backlash for its heavily male line-up, London-based station Rinse FM have teamed up with Smirnoff House to tackle gender inequality and try and level the playing field with an all-female stage. Now we’re talking.
This comes as part of the brand’s 3-year initiative, Smirnoff Equalising Music, which looks to redress gender imbalance in the music industry, in particular in festival and club line-ups. The stage will showcase some of the urban music scene’s most foremost female talent right now.
Presenters Julie Adenuga and Emerald will be joined by joined by a killer set of artists, hailing from Hackney to the Bronx, including Lady Leshurr, QuayDash, BadGyal, Paigey Cakey, Barely Legal and Work It DJs.
Curated by Rinse FM, Smirnoff House will be at Wireless 2018, 6-8 July at Finsbury Park