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VIP Festival: Wireless London

After the madness of the Hackney Weekend had subsided, London was ready for another festival and this weekend brought Wireless back to Hyde Park. The annual Barclaycard music event spread itself over multiple stages and this years line up was the best it has ever been. Artists such as Drake, Rihanna and Jessie J took to the main stage and gave the best performances of their careers.

The festival kicked off on Friday with Maverick Sabre (pic above), Santigold and Deadmau5 warming up the crowds for the jam packed weekend ahead. Maverick Sabre gave a beautiful performance of hits Let Me Go and Sometimes – such a velvety smooth voice, we wish he was playing on all three days.

Saturday – Day Two

Canadian rap star Drake took a break from his world tour and braved the English weather on Saturday night. The Take Care singer sang some of his well known hits, but what got the crowds wild was his surprise duet with Nicki Minaj. The pair who are signed to the same record label Young Money, performed ‘Make Me Proud,’ which is taken from his current album Take Care – wowzers.

Nicki Minaj rolled onto stage 25 minutes late but we still love her anyway. The eccentric American not only joined Drake on stage later on in the evening, but she boomd out hits such as Starships and Superbass. Nicki looked like a cartoon in her gold boots, frilly bloomers and furry pink gilet – perhaps she likes Disney too much. We were loving Nicki’s lipstick, which she said is the MAC Viva Glam lippy she and Ricky Martin promote. We are off to MAC now.

Professor Green performed hits Read All About It and Remedy to a frenzied crowd and girlfriend Millie Mackintosh was watching in the wings again. These two are inseparable these days.

X-Factor judge Tulisa shocked the crowd by dedicating the song Titanium to her ex who released their sex tape. Tulisa screamed into the microphone, “this is to my d**khead ex boyfriend, Justin f****** Edwards!!” .. GO T!” You go girl!

Girl of the moment Rita Ora resembles Rihanna more and more every time we seen her perform. The London singer opened the main stage with number one hit ‘R.I.P’ and sang her way through upcoming songs from her album, ‘ORA.’ We were loving Rita’s hair even though she hid most of it underneath a beanie hat. The singer said she put coconut oil on it the night before so it looks super glossy.

Sunday – Day Three

Labrinth gave a powerful performance of Earthquake and other hits off his new album. The London rapper and singer said he is loving the festival circuit this year and was looking forward to meeting Rihanna – we think someone may have a crush.

X-Factor star Cher Lloyd looked amazing in a pair of tiny leather hotpants and showed her haters that she can put on an amazing show. The tiny pocket rocket who has been targeted by bullies in the past said her best revenge is performing at festivals like this. We love you Cher. Mini Cheryl had some amazing talons on her and the singer said she only ever uses Barry M nail polish. Finally, a beauty product that we can all afford!

Jessie J gave a crazy and energetic performance with hits such as Price Tag and Domino. The Voice judge said she cannot wait to start working with all her acts from the show as she said they all have the potential to do amazingly well. Jessie has kept tight lipped about coming back to the BBC show though. Come on Jessie, sort the show out.

Rihanna worked the stage even though she attended her grandmothers funeral days earlier. The Rude Boy singer gave an unforgettable performance, but we are not so sure about the clothes she was wearing, (see our fashion post for more).

Celebs who enjoyed the festival in pictures…

Nicola Roberts went back to her childhood by wearing jelly shoes.

Mark Wright is back from the Hollywood Hills, but judging by what he is wearing he may not know it.

Lauren Goodger showed off the effects of owning a tanning salon.

Awww. The Only Way is Essex meets Made in Chelsea. We are loving the beard Ollie!

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