Wireless Festival: Drake headlines as DJ Khaled pulls out over 'travel issues'

Wireless Festival falls silent to remember 77 young people murdered in London

Wireless Festival falls silent to remember 77 young people murdered in London

Drake stepped in to perform after "travel issues" forced scheduled headliner DJ Khaled to cancel, Wireless initially said.

The Canadian hitmaker, whose album Scorpion topped the charts this week, rocked up on the Main Stage at the Finsbury Park event in London, hours after it was confirmed that DJ Khaled was unable to make the show. DJ Khaled was a major key for many planning on attending the music festival and organizers should have been straight up when they found out he couldn't commit months before.

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As Drake took the stage to a screaming crowd of thousands, he said: "I wanna hear London go insane tonight!"

He performed tracks like "Nice For What" and "God's Plan" and the crowd literally couldn't get enough!

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"Have some respect for your fans", wrote one follower.

"Drake saving the day at #Wireless.!", cheered one fan, while another tweeted, "Drake turning up at #Wireless to replace @djkhaled is the best substitution of this #WorldCup period".

Another joked: "Sounds like the #Wireless crowd are enjoying the last minute replacement for #DJKhaled".

BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills revealed he was enjoying the music from his home. As well as Drae, Lil Uzi Vert Giggs and Rae Sremmurd also played on Sunday.

The star, who collaborated with Rihanna on Wild Thoughts, had been due to close the festival tonight but has been posting pictures of himself nowhere near London.

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