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O2 Wireless Festival 2007: Air and Kelis join bill


Story by Jack Foley

AIR, Kelis, Plan B, New Young Pony Club, Calvin Harris, Simian Mobile Disco and Digitalism have all been added to the line-up for this year’s O2 Wireless Festival 2007.

Now in its third year, the festival takes place in London’s Hyde Park and Leeds from June 14 to 17.

Joining the White Stripes on June 14 will be Air, the French duo who will be filling the atmosphere with their melodic sounds. Air will take to the XFM stage and playing tracks from their recent album release Pocket Symphony.

Next up, on June 15, is Kelis. Renowned for her live performances, she was recently nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards and is working on her upcoming fifth studio album.

On June 16, East London rapper, Plan B will bring his unique acoustic beats and controversial lyrics to the main stage. With a new album in the mix and one-off live tracks continually posted on his MySpace site the local lad will show off his unmistakable sound.

On the same day the XFM stage will be the Modular Records arena and will feature performances from some of the most exciting young talent around.

First up is New Young Pony Club hot off the back of wowing the masses on the ShockWaves NME ‘indie rave’ tour and selling out their London warm up dates in less than a day. Joining them, meanwhile, will be Calvin Harris, the Scottish electronic musician who recently reached number 10 in the charts with his single Acceptable In The 80s.

The XFM stage will also be home to remix team, Simian Mobile Disco, the duo who will be releasing their first album on June 4.

Last up will be German electric duo Digitalism, renowned for having remixed tracks for headliners Daft Punk, Tiga, Klaxons, Depeche Mode, Cut Copy and many others. Their debut album Idealism will be released on May 21.

It’s also been confirmed that joining Kaiser Chiefs on June 17 will be US rockers The Films, The Little Ones and Wolverhampton lads Ripchord.

And it’s not just about the music at this year’s festival! There will also be a thrilling fairground, chill out areas, street theatre, performance art, markets, world food caterers and a 5-a-side football pitch.

Extra special treats are also in store for O2 customers and their friends, courtesy of the O2 blueroom. Simply by texting BLUEROOM to 60600, O2 customers will get exclusive access to the O2 blueroom and enjoy their own private stage where the hottest undiscovered bands will be playing every day.

Buy tickets now or find out this year’s headline acts