Big names added to Wireless dance music extravaganza

SOME of the biggest names in electro and hip-hop have been added to the bill for Wireless 2009 - headlined by Basement Jaxx and Kanye West - at Hyde Park on July 4 and 5. German duo Digitalism are well known for their energetic and thrilling live shows. D

SOME of the biggest names in electro and hip-hop have been added to the bill for Wireless 2009 - headlined by Basement Jaxx and Kanye West - at Hyde Park on July 4 and 5.

German duo Digitalism are well known for their energetic and thrilling live shows. Debut album, Idealism moved them from the underground to prominence while their remix work for everyone from Depeche Mode to Klaxons to Futureheads has brought their name to an ever wider audience.

Does It Offend You, Yeah? have a reputation for fearsome live shows. Melding the dynamics of a full on rock gig to their electronic sound, the Reading band have shown their abilities to jump genres with remixes for the likes of Muse, The Raconteurs and Bloc Party

Delphic are a key new band for the year, and so this show is an early opportunity to hear the sound of the future.

Filthy Dukes have a dream team of guest vocalists, so expect a surprise or two when they take to the stage on Saturday.

Q Tip is a legend in US hip-hop.

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Riding high across the world with his smash hit 'Right Round - the fastest million selling digital release in the US - Flo Rida has a back catalogue that features a clutch of massive hits, including UK number 2, Low and new album R.O.O.T.S.

Rapper and singer Kid Cudi marked his arrival on the musical map in style earlier this year with anthemic debut single, Day N Nite.

Daniel Merriweather first came to most people's attention when he added the vocals to Mark Ronson's smash hit version of Stop Me by The Smiths.

Grammy-nominated, Young Jeezy is another massive name from the world of US hip-hop, and having guested on Kanye's album, the UK's Mr Hudson comes to the festival with high hopes for his second album, Straight No Chaser, on which Kanye acts as executive producer.

�45 tickets are on sale for Saturday. Sunday tickets are still available at a special 'Early Bird' price of �40 for a limited period (all tickets are subject to booking fee).

Tickets are available at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk or call 0844 847 2502 (24 hour credit card hotline)

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