This year’s Wireless Festival was a landmark in the festival’s history. After years of resurgence, the UK’s rap scene stood shoulder to shoulder with America’s, Skepta headlining alongside Chance the Rapper, Section Boyz performing next to Travis Scott. It was a realisation that British rap no longer caters to a niche audience but a global one.
Among the cohort of UK MCs bringing a taste of home to Finsbury Park was Cadet. The South London MC has built a reputation as one of the hottest newcomers this year thanks to a series of breakout mixtapes and seriously live supporting slots for Bugzy Malone and Krept & Konan.
To give us a glimpse of his Wireless experience, Cadet took his photographer backstage with him to capture his triumphant Saturday afternoon set and broke down what it means for an upstart like him to play one of the biggest festivals in his home town. Take a look at Cadet’s Wireless photo-diary below.
Cadet Wireless Photodiary