Europe Lineup Roundup: The Strokes Go APE, Three Nights Of Sun For Robert Plant
Santiago Bluguermann/LatinContent/Getty Images – Julian Casablancas of The Strokes
During a performance at Lollapalooza Argentina in San Isidro, Argentina, April 1, 2017
Many European festivals made lineup announcements in this past week. Pollstar picked a selection:
The Strokes are going to play their first UK show in four years at All Points East 2019, as headliners on Saturday, May 25. Already confirmed are Friday night headliners The Chemical Brothers and Sunday night headliners Christine And The Queens.
The second edition of APE takes place in London’s Victoria Park over ten days, May 24-June 2. Two festival weekends are connected by four days of free midweek program and activities for the locals.
Other acts performing during APE’s opening weekend include The Raconteurs, Interpol, Johnny Marr, Jarvis Cocker, Courtney Barnett, Anna Calvi, Jon Hopkins (Live), Peggy Gou (Presents Gou Talk), Róisín Murphy, Petite Noir, Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Little Simz, Ibibio Sound Machine, James Blake, Maribou State, Honne,
Kurt Vile and the Violators, and many more.
Bring Me The Horizon will headline and curate their own day at the festival, May 31, when the bill also includes Run The Jewels, Nothing But Thieves, Idles and more.
BMTH frontman Oli Sykes said, “We are excited to be headlining our first festival in the iconic Victoria Park. It’s a privilege to be in the company of headliners like Bon Iver and Chemical Brothers and we are hoping to blow fans away with our carefully curated day of really special artists.”
Closing the festival on Sunday, June 2, is Bon Iver, who is accompanied by Mac DeMarco, First Aid Kit, John Grant as well as The Tallest Man On Earth. Last year’s APE premiere won a UK Festival Award 2018 in the category Best Lineup.
The first names for North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Holland have been announced. They include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Diana Krall,
Rag N Bone Man, The Internet, Jamie Cullum, Chance The Rapper, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, Jonathan Jeremiah, Marc Broussard, My Baby, Toto, ZAZ, and more.
Summerjam Festival in Cologne, Germany, confirmed Buju Banton, Cypress Hill, Jimmy Cliff, Popcaan, Wizkid, Protoje, and a lot of Germany’s rap elite for its upcoming edition, July 5-7.
The phase one lineup for Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2019 includes Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Martin Garrix, Rita Ora, Morcheeba, Pussy Riot, MK and more. The festival takes place in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, June 21-23, during summer solstice, the three days and nights during which the sun never sets.
Solovov Photography – Secret Solstice in Iceland
Where te sun doesn’t set for three days and three nights during summer solstice.
UK new music and multi-venue festival Live at Leeds, has announced its second wave of names, which includes Kate Tempest, Drenge, Sam Fender, The Sherlocks and Confidence Man, who join Mini Mansions, Vaunt Bloxx, Whenyoung, Indoor Pets, The Slow Readers Club an over 80 more.
Live at Leeds, which takes place on May 4 this year, was voted Best Festival For Emerging Talent at the UK Festival Awards 2018. Aaron Starkie, lead singer of The Slow Readers Club, said: “It’s great to be announced as part of a festival known for being ahead of the curve with new music. It’s a great lineup this year, and this will be our first time playing the festival, can’t wait.”
Another festival for new music and emerging talent, The Great Escape in Brighton, England, has announced the first 100 names on this year’s bill. The list includes Lewis Capaldi, Kara Marni, Pip Blom, as well as three artists from Ticketmaster’s New For ’19 pick: Easy Life, L Devine and Millie Turner.
Bands that have played the Great Escape in the past include Adele, Rag N Bone Man, Clean Bandit, MØ, Alt J, The 1975, Stormzy, who headlines Glastonbury this year, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club, and many more.
Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival in the UK, has announced the first wave of acts to play its 11th edition at Hillsborough Park, July 19-21. Headliners include Two Door Cinema Club (Friday), Courteeners (Saturday) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (Sunday), plus Manic Street Preachers, Rag N Bone Man, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend and The Makers, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Lewis Capaldi, Shame, Peter Hook & The Light, The Rifles, Sleeper, Sea Girls, Clean Cut Kid, Sports Team and dozens more.
Tramlines operations director Timm Cleabsy commented: “Following on from the amazing party that was our tenth birthday, we’ve been working hard to make the festival even better and to find artists that we’re excited about. I think we have some great artists this year that span generations. Courteeners, Chic, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Manics, Miles Kane are all on my must-see list and there are more to come too, including, as usual, some great Sheffield favourites and new talent. I can’t wait it’s going to be awesome and I hope everyone will join us for Sheffield’s Biggest Party.”
Wonderwood, which premiers July 27, just added FooR, Tom Zanetti and UK bass house collective Crucast, which consists of Skepsis, Darkzy, Bru-C, Mr Virgo, TS7, Lazcru and Window Kid, to its lineup. Already announced were Bugzy Malone, Gorgon City, Holy Goof, Low Steppa, Mason Collective, Sam Divine, SASASAS and Todd Terry. The event takes place in Witton Country Park in the rolling hills of Lancashire, England.
Joining The Kooks, Blossoms, Kate Nash, Gerry Cinnamon, The Amazing and more at Community Festival in London, June 30, are Don Broco, The Hunna, Blaenavon and Swmrs.
Don Broco commented: “Really excited to be playing a Community Festival this year! Always such a good line up and this year is no different!”
Blaenavon said: “Can’t wait for this one! A festival we’ve been big fans of for a while. Gonna be pretty special blasting out the new tunes at Finsbury Park! Let’s hope for some sun x”
Denmark’s biggest festival Roskilde, which just won an award for the best European lineup 2018, continues with big names this year: Cardi B, Cypress Hill, Bring Me The Horizon and MØ join already confirmed headliners The Cure, Travis Scott, Robyn, Brockhampton and Christine And The Queens. Some 180 acts in total are going to perform at the 130,000 capacity event, where Eminem broke a Rolling Stones attendance record last year.