The virtual Wireless Connect festival, a replacement for London’s cancelled Wireless Festival, is being held online this weekend.
Last night (July 3) featured performances from Stefflon Don, Saweetie and more – watch footage of the performances below.
Wireless Connect is being hosted online this weekend (July 3-5) as part of Wireless’ new partnership with MelodyVR, and comes after Wireless 2020, set to be held in London’s Finsbury Park, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Stefflon Don is among a number of acts — also including Steel Banglez and JAY1 — who have pre-recorded performances at London’s Alexandra Palace, which are being broadcast both in 360° virtual reality on the MelodyVR app, and on Wireless’ Facebook and YouTube channels.
Watch Stefflon Don perform as part of Wireless Connect and a highlights video of the festival’s first day below.
As well as these new performances, which include Saweetie performing from Los Angeles, additional Wireless 2019 shows by the likes of Skepta, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd and more will be available to watch as part of this weekend’s festival.
Speaking of the Wireless Connect event, Melvin Benn of promoter Festival Republic said: “There’s no more forward-thinking festival than Wireless, and there’s no more forward-thinking way of hosting a festival than in 360 VR.
“We’ll be filming artists in MelodyVR’s amazing studio space in LA, built just for this purpose, and in the historic theatre at Ally Pally, which MelodyVR will turn into Wireless Connect. No one has done this before…”
Brian May: Queen star shares horrifying footage of wild fires threatening his home
Earlier today, May wrote: “I never imagined it could happen here in leafy, and normally damp, Surrey, England.
“We supported the fight against the immense fires in Australia, and watched sadly as fires ravaged California, but to see this happen in my own home county has been shocking and traumatic…
“Today we were able to begin to thank the amazing firefighters who risked their lives to contain this huge and treacherous wild furnace on the heath land of Sunningdale Golf Course – which actually adjoins my property.”
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Beatles girlfriends: Who were the Beatles dating before they got famous?
“It had been the same with other girlfriends I’d had. There was something the matter with me.”
Despite these difficulties, Cynthia and John got married, after she became pregnant with their son, Julian Lennon.
Speaking about how Cynthia felt about their marriage when Beatlemania hit in her 2006 book, John, she said: “I was usually dismissed as the impressionable young girl who fell for him, then trapped him into marriage.”
Cynthia also claimed she was told to pretend she was someone else to keep her marriage to John secret in their early days, telling NPR: “I was asked many times if I was John’s wife, and I had to refuse and say, ‘No, no, I’m somebody else.’”
Julian was born on April 8, 1963, but John said unsavoury things about him in his 1980 interview with Playboy.
Viola Davis Takes Over for Kylie in the ‘WAP’ Video — and Cardi B Reacts
“Who did this? 😩🤣😍 #HowToGetAwayWithWAP,” the 54-year-old Oscar winner wrote via Instagram on Sunday, August 9, alongside an edit of her face on the 23-year-old reality star’s body.
The most supportive comment of all, however, came from the 27-year-old “Bodak Yellow” rapper herself. “I’m so fan out right now ya don’t even know,” Cardi tweeted on Sunday, sharing the hilarious edit on her own feed.
On Friday, August 7, Cardi broke the internet with the video for her latest single with Megan Thee Stallion. Jenner was one of many famous faces to appear in the visual, along with Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto and Rubi Rose. Despite the fierce female empowerment on display in the video, fans weren’t too happy with the decision to include the Kylie Cosmetics founder in such an otherwise diverse group of women.
“Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door,” one fan tweeted about the video on Sunday. “If that’s not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don’t know what is.”
Cardi, however, was quick to fire back at the negativity surrounding Jenner’s cameo, noting that the makeup mogul was “so lovely” to her daughter, Kulture, and her sister, Hennessy, at Stormi Webster‘s birthday party.
“Normani is one of the best female artist that dances Like she dances her f–kin ass off! Why would she open a door? Please tell me how that would make sense?” the Grammy winner replied. “The best part of the song is the beat & hook it what makes you want to shake your ass. … Not everything is about race. Theres issues out here in the world that it is about race that I preach all the time about. This is not about f–kin race.”
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