Coverage of the festival, which takes place from July 6-8 with headliners J Cole, Stormzy and DJ Khaled with special guest Giggs, will be broadcast across MTV UK, MTV Music, MTV Base and MTV Live HD, reaching a potential audience of 29 million people.
Post Malone, Migos and Big Shaq also feature on a line-up that attracted criticism due to a lack of female performers. Annie Mac spoke to Music Week about the issue of sexism and equality in the music business earlier this year.
MTV’s coverage will be hosted by Snoochie Shy & Poet, with 15 30-minute standalone shows set to air with individual artist performances. A 60-minute highlights special will hit screens later this month. All shows will broadcast on the international MTV Live HD feed, which goes out in over 90 territories across the world, excluding America.
Jeremy Davies, director of Music, commissioning & development, MTV UK said: “Wireless Festival is the hottest ticket of the summer festival season, representing the very best in urban music and big name acts. MTV’s roots are in music, so we’re delighted to be teaming up with Live Nation once more to broadcast this top line-up, including many home-grown stars, to viewers across the globe.”