Album sees demand for tickets increase by 163 per cent
Andrew Trendell
12:46 11th July 2013

The leak of Jay-Z's latest album, Magna Carter Holy Grail, has caused demand for tickets to London's Wireless Festival to soar this week. 

Fans of the Hov were sent into a frenzy last week when he dropped his new LP via a special app to one million users. Reaction to the record were mixed, but it's led to the demand for tickets to see Jay Z and wife Beyonce to skyrocket. 

viagogo, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has seen a 163% increase in searches for the festival, which is headlined by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake this weekend alongside Snoop Dogg, Frank Ocean and many more . The '99 Problems' rapper's wife Beyonce is also sure to dazzle the crowd at V Festival this August with fans keen on catching her in action following her unforgettable Mrs. Carter Show earlier this year.

However, King Jay Z takes the throne this summer with demand outstripping that for Queen Bey by 2:1, while other festivals, including T in the Park and Bestival, are still yet to sell out.

viagogo spokesperson Steve Roest said: “With both Wireless and V Festival selling out in record time, it’s clear which acts fans are most keen to see. Mr and Mrs Carter are driving the most demand for what will undoubtedly top the list of unmissable performances this summer.”


See the full line-up for Wireless below:

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Below: Gigwise's 11 must-see acts at Wireless festival 2013

  • Frank Ocean: Beautiful soul-tinged R&B from an artist who crosses genres, destroys boundaries and raises everyone%u2019s game.

  • Flume: A rich an intense burst of electro brilliance from one of the best imaginations in dance music.

  • Miguel: When he's not kicking women in the face, he's kicking off the party.

  • Mausi: Undeniably danceable Anglo-Italian pixie-pop. What more do you want?

  • Daley: This rising Brit star has worked with the likes of Gorillaz and Jessie J, but all he wants to do this weekend is help you wind away the summer evening with sweet, sweet soul.

  • Jakwob: Big beats and good times from the UK's new remix king and dancefloor hero.

  • Mikky Ekko: When he's not making Rihanna about 1,000 times more awesome, Mr Ekko is penning heartfelt and soul-searching soulpop to capture your mind and get those hips slowly swaying.


  • Earth, Wind & Fire: Succumb to all of your guilty pleasures as the gods of wedding disco turn Victoria Park into a Boogie Wonderland.

  • Iggy Azalea: Australian hip-hop never sounded so fierce.

  • Jessie Ware: Beautifully angelic vocals + subtle but masterful dancefloor beats = pure heaven.

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