The White Stripes, Daft Punk and Kaiser Chiefs get set to bring the 'Harewood House' down this summer as they headline the O2 Wireless Festival 2007

Following the huge success of the O2 Wireless Festival 2006, the festival with style is back for 2007. On June 15th,16th and 17th, the festival will be heading back to Harewood House for 3 days of sensational live music, including exclusive headline performances from The White Stripes, Daft Punk and Kaiser Chiefs, as the five loveable lads from Leeds return to home turf for the biggest homecoming gig of their career, we predict a riot indeed! Joining them will be Queens of the Stone Age, CSS, Just Jack, Badly Drawn Boy, Rakes, Editors, The Cribs and The Twang to name a few! Now in its second year the O2 Wireless Festival Leeds has firmly stamped its mark on the festival map. The Festival coming to Harewood House this summer will also return to London’s Hyde Park for 2007, bringing the event back to two of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities. This year, for the first time, it will be happy campers all round as the O2 Wireless Festival 2007 will allow camping in the grounds of the spectacular Harewood House. For £25 festival goers can pitch up and camp for one day or for the whole weekend, so take advantage and rock solidly for all three days. First up this year The White Stripes will play their only UK show this summer as they bring some American rock to Leeds on June 15th. The Grammy Award winning Detroit duo will showcase tracks from ‘Icky Thump’, their album out in June, kicking things off in true rock ‘n’ roll style. Joining them from the US will be the legendary Queens Of The Stone Age, this will also be the fellow hard-rockers only show in the UK, and with an album also out in June Harewood House is set to be rocked to its foundations this summer. Next up are local lads the Kaiser Chiefs! Undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of 2006 they’re back, bigger and better for 2007. The Leeds lads will head home and play the O2 Wireless Festival 2007 on June 16th which will be the only opportunity for locals to see them this summer. With a number one single and album recently under their belts they will have the crowds dancing with delight as the highly acclaimed Leeds rockers return home. Nick Hodgson from the Kaiser Chiefs says: “When we heard that Wireless was going to be in Leeds as well as London Hyde Park we were well up for it, and they’re letting us pick the bill for the day we’re headlining. It’s going to be massive and it’ll be our biggest headline shows to date. We’re going to start saving up for the lasers now” Hand picked by the Kaiser Chiefs, it will be ‘All Sparks’ as Birmingham boys the Editors showcase songs from their new album out in May. Joining them will be will be The Cribs, the Wakefield siblings are currently working on their third album and are delighted to be joining their buddies the Chiefs at the O2 Wireless Festival 2007. Next up the Rakes, nearing the release of their 2nd album ‘Ten New Messages’ and with the recent announcement of their biggest UK tour 2007 is set to be their year! The Twang will complete the line-up on the Friday, having recently picked up the ‘Philip Hall Radar Award’ at the ShockWaves NME Awards they are sure to keep crowds ‘Wide Awake’ with their single out March 19th. Last but by no means least the sensational Daft Punk will take to the main stage on June 17th. As one of the most successful electronic music collaborations of all time, the mysterious French duo are renowned for their phenomenal performances and ever-changing costumes, so prepare to party as they bring their funky sound to Harewood House for their only English performance this year. Joining Daft Punk in getting the crowds moving will be ‘New Ravers’ CSS, the extravagant Brazilian group are sure to get Leeds not just rocking but raving too. And if that wasn’t enough, look what else we’ve got lined-up for you… The O2 Wireless Festival will have something for everybody. Not just music, but the ultimate festival experience this summer. Creating a truly exciting and totally authentic live outdoor music atmosphere three stages will be erected at Harewood House, along with camping being introduced for the first time people can pitch up and rock out for three whole days. But it’s not just about the music, with a thrilling fairground, chill out areas, street theatre, performance art, markets and world food caterers the O2 Wireless Festival 2007 goes the extra mile and offers music lovers the opportunity to enjoy the very best of the festival experience, plus much more. Going out of their way to make life easy for all, festival organisers have arranged shuttle buses that ferry the crowds to and from the 3 day experience. For £5 return people can be picked up from Leeds railway train station and dropped off at the festivals front door, how convenient! Extra special treats are also in store for O2 customers and their friends, courtesy of the O2 blueroom. Simply by texting BLUEROOM to 60600 (standard rate applies), O2 customers will get exclusive access to the O2 blueroom and enjoy their own private stage where the hottest undiscovered bands will be playing everyday. And if it’s all too much for them, O2 music fans can simply put their feet up in the O2 blueroom and enjoy a drink, whilst receiving an array of healing treatments from Reiki and Kinesiology to relaxing foot and head massages. “The O2 Wireless Festival goes from strength to strength and this year’s line-up further cements its reputation as one of the UK’s top music events. We’re proud to have been involved since the start and seen it flourish over the past three years,” said Sally Cowdry, marketing director, O2 UK. “Once again, O2 customers will be able to benefit from an enhanced Festival experience, including advanced access to tickets, special areas on site and lots more. With the O2 Wireless Festival and the opening of The O2, music lovers are in store for a treat this summer.” Tickets go on general sale on 16th March, but from Monday 12th O2 customers get exclusive access to buy the hottest tickets in town before anyone else! And if that wasn’t enough we are also giving customers a fantastic 2-4-1 offer. Customers should call Ticketmaster on 0871 230 5440. You can buy up to 4 tickets (two paid for and two free) but must be able to confirm the make, model and number of your mobiles phone as this offer is for mobile tickets only. 2-4-1 offer applicable to single days only. 2-4-1 tickets are subject to limited availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Calls to 0871… numbers are charged at 10p per minute. Standard booking fee for mobile tickets is £5.25 on all days except Daft Punk Leeds when it is £4.75. A delivery fee of £3 will also be added to each transaction. OFFER ENDS MIDNIGHT 15th MARCH or while stocks last Tickets on general sale 9am Friday 16th March Book direct: 0871 230 9840 or at www.o2wirelessfestival.co.uk Wireless London One day only £40 (plus booking fee) Two day package £75 (plus booking fee) Three day package £105 (plus booking fee) Four day package £135 (plus booking fee) For VIP Hospitality: 0207 009 3484 or visit LiveNation.co.uk/experience Lockers available for £6 per day Wireless Leeds One day only £40 (plus booking fee) Two day package £75 (plus booking fee) Three day package £105 (plus booking fee) For VIP Hospitality, camping and Hotel: 0207 009 3484 or visit LiveNation.co.uk/experience Leeds Camping: Cost – £25 per person for the weekend Lockers: £6 per day or £9 for 2 days and £11 for the whole weekend For festival updates and tickets please visit www.o2wirelessfestival.co.uk Confirmed Line Up – London Thurs 14th June:
The White Stripes
Queens Of The Stone Age Fri 15th June:
Faithless
Badly Drawn Boy
Just Jack Sat 16th June:
Daft Punk
CSS Sun 17th June:
Kaiser Chiefs
Editors
The Cribs
The Rakes
The Twang Confirmed Line-up – Leeds Fri 15th June:
The White Stripes
Queens of the Stone Age Sat 16th June:
Kaiser Chiefs
Editors
The Cribs
The Rakes
The Twang Sun 17th June:
Daft Punk
CSS