Wireless Festival to return to finsbury park… If it bans swearing

Wireless Festival to return to finsbury park… If it bans swearing

The Wireless festival has been granted permission to return to its north London venue, but only on the strict condition that performers do not swear. The licence conditions for the Finsbury Park event also include new tougher sound level limits and have been imposed by the local council after a residents’ group made a series of complaints. Largely featuring music of black origin, such as grime, hiphop and rap, the north London festival attracts almost 50,000 people…

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Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Every so often, something happens to the music industry. That shakes everything up and breaks all the rules. Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Stormzy. Because this highlights just how big a wave grime has made. The explosion of grime into the mainstream has been so fascinating to watch. That it would be easy to think of it as an anomaly. In reality, the rise of grime was hardly different to the rise of punk before it and rock and roll…

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