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The stars and the sun come out for the three-day event in London *Click on images to enlarge*
Posted: 15/07/2013 03:12 PM

THIS YEAR'S Wireless Festival didn't only bring out stars - the sun came along for all three days too!

Names including US superstars Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Snoop Lion descended on east London's Olympic Park for the annual three-day event over the weekend.

Over 50,000 people soaked up the rays and music, which was split across four stages, for over 10 hours each day.

"London, you look so beautiful tonight," Jay-Z exclaimed as faced the heaving crowd during his two-hour set on Saturday night (July 13).

With performances of past hits 99 Problems, Jigga What, Jigga Who and Hard Knock Life, to name only a few, the crowd swayed and ‘bounced‘ (on the orders of the rap mogul) for the entirety of his headline act.

He teased us with snippets of songs featuring wife and global popstar Beyoncé (Bonnie & Clyde '03 and Upgrade U) as if he knew we’d all be secretly hoping she’d pop out stage right, much like he did during her set at the recent Sound To Change concert. She didn’t, but Justin Timberlake did.

The former N Sync front man joined Jay on stage for a performance of Holy Grail, the title track taken from the rapper’s No.1 album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

On Friday (July 12), Jay-Z had supported Justin during his headline performance at the annual three-day event for a rendition of the pair's collaborative effort Suit & Tie.

The two shared the stage again last night (July 14) as they kicked off their collaborative Legends of Summer tour. Bajan popstar Rihanna joined Jay-Z on stage for a rendition of the pair's hit Run This Town.

The weekend also saw performances from UK stars Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé, Giggs, Angel and Misha B. US rappers Nas, A$AP Rocky and hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest also added to the star-studded line-up.

WORDS: Dionne Grant