Wiley announced to perform at Live from the Drive-In at Filton Airfield

Wiley announced to perform at Live from the Drive-In at Filton Airfield

Posted on: 10 Jul 2020

British grime MC Wiley is performing in Bristol this summer – with a healthy dose of social distancing. 

 

A drive-in concert series will be staged at the former Airfield in Filton this summer, as part of a huge UK tour.

 

Live from the Drive-In will see some of the biggest names in UK music perform with full concert production.

 

This week, the concert series announced that Wiley, the artist behind 2008's 'Wearing My Rolex', has joined the series lineup, and will perform gigs across the UK. 

 

In support of the rapper’s surprise new album ‘Boasty Gang’, which he dropped without warning to mark Windrush Day in the UK, Wiley will perform at the former Airfield on Tuesday 4 August. 

 

Tickets for Wiley's drive-in gig go live tomorrow, on Saturday 11 July at 10:00. 

 


What is Live from the Drive-In?

 

Live from the Drive-In is a series of drive-in events taking place in 12 locations across the UK this summer.

 

Complete with concert-quality sound, full lighting and LED screens, each event will have space to host around 300 cars.

 

In Bristol, the series will run from the end of July until the end of September at the former Airfield in Filton, with up to six live events per week.

 

Acts locked in to perform include Dizzee Rascal, The Zutons and Beverly Knight. More recently, Kt Tunsall, Tom Grennan and Boyzlife joined the lineup. 

 

As well as gigs, the series will also feature West End theatre, DJs, film screenings, comedy shows and family events. See a full list of family shows here

 

At each event, attendees will be allocated a designated area to park, with space next to their vehicle where they can sit, stand and dance.

 

Find the full line-up and get tickets here.

 

Watch: Artists' impression of what to expect at Live from the Drive-In

 

About Wiley

 

Often labelled the 'Godfather of Grime', Wiley is the rapper and producer behind hits 'Wearing My Rolex', 'Heatwave' and 'Too Many Man'. 

 

Wiley has influenced the careers of several UK stars including Chip, Novelist, and Dizzee Rascal, who is also set to perform at the Drive-In series. 

 

At the end of 2019, Wiley put out hit dancehall track 'Boasty', featuring Idris Elba. In June, he released The Godfather III, an album he said would be his last. 

 

Weeks later, he released another surprise album - Boasty Gang – The Album. At the drive-in series, Wiley will present Boasty Gang x Seani B.

 

Get tickets for Wiley Presents Boasty Gang x Seani B at Bristol's Live from the Drive In concert series from Saturday 11 July, 10:00. 


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Article by:

Kate Hutchison

 


Kate Hutchison, Content Editor of 365Bristol.com

Get in touch with Kate at kate@365bristol.com