Wireless Festival Birmingham 2022: when is NEC music festival, how to get tickets and who is in the line-up?

The festival comes to town this summer

Wireless Festival Birmingham 2022 is set to bring the hottest acts in rap and hip hop to the city.

The three day summer festival is a stand out feature on the Birmingham festival playlist, and tickets are still on sale.

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Here’s all you need to know ahead of the festival, including which acts are performing and how to get hold of tickets for the NEC event.

When is Wireless Festival Birmingham 2022?

The 2022 instalment of the festival takes place across three days in July.

Artists will descend on Birmingham to play between 8-10 July. The festival takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.

Who is in the lineup?

Much of the lineup for the 2022 festival has been announced, including all three of the headliners.

British rapper Santan Dave, also known as simply Dave, is the headline act at the festival on Friday.

American rapper Gunna, London-born Little Simz and American R&B singer Summer Walker are also set to perform on the opening day of the festival

Saturday will see Miami hip-hop duo City Girls, Atlanta rapper Lil Baby and Arrdee, a rapper from Brighton, take to the stage.

World renowned rapper, singer and songwriter Cardi B is the headline act on Saturday, which is sure to be a show that is not to be missed.

The third and final day will see American rapper J Cole top the bill as the headline act.

Kentucky -born rapper Jack Harlow, Chicago’s Polo G and British rapper Potter Payper are also set to perform.

Wireless Festival lineup poster

Can I get tickets?

Tickets for this year’s Wireless Festival Birmingham are currently on sale, and payment plans are available to break up the costs.

Day tickets are available for between £95 and £105, and payment plans are available to reduce these to three payments.

It is possible to spread payments over nine months, which works out at around £11 per month.

For day tickets, visit the Wireless festival website.

You can also buy tickets which will give you access to all three days of the festival.

Prices start from £245 and can also be broken down into a payment plan. To access the full range of multiple day tickets, visit the ticket page on the website.

How do I get to the festival?


Arrive at Birmingham International Station, the closest station to the NEC.

Birmingham International from Birmingham New Street is a 15 minute train ride.

Travelling from Coventry is 15 mins to Birmingham International.

Trains from each station run to Birmingham International every 10 to 15 mins.


Buses X1 and X12 (National Express West Mids) are the closest stops to the NEC.

The X1 bus follows the route of Yardley, Sheldon, Birmingham International Airport, NEC and Meriden and stops at Birmingham International every 20 mins. From this stop the event is a 20 min walk.

The X12 bus follows the route of Bromford Estate, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham International Airport and NEC and stops at Birmingham International every 20 mins. From this stop the event is a 20 min walk.

Arriving by car

There is public car parking at Wireless. Please use public transport where possible.