Europe Lineup Roundup: Rolling Loud Portugal Adds Travis Scott, EDC Returns To Europe, Pearl Jam in Hyde Park
Burak Cingi/Redferns – Travis Scott performs on day two of Wireless Festival 2017 in London.
The superstar has been announced as headliner for Rolling Loud’s European premiere in Portugal next year.
Travis Scott For Rolling Loud Europe Premiere
Rolling Loud just announced Travis Scott as headliner for its postponed European premiere in Portugal next year.
With Rolling Loud’s European premiere falling through this year, promoters decided to expand the festival from three to five days next year, when it’s scheduled to go down July 6-10.
Travis Scott joins Cardi B and Stormzy on the two added days, and will headline the event on the final day.
Other artists on stage across the five days, include A$AP Rocky, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Stormzy, Boy Better Know, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, YG, Rick Ross, Joey Bada$$, Lil Baby, Kevin Gates, Nines, Amine, Headie One, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump, Rich The Kid, Nelly, Waka Flocka Flame, Cordae, Dave East, SL, Action Bronson, Fetty Wap, IAMDDB, Ms Banks, Flo Milli, Yxng Bane and many more.
Whether they’ll all make it to Praia de Rocha Beach in Portimão, Portugal, next year, of course depends on whether travel restrictions will still be in place by that time.
Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images – Electric Daisy Carnival at Milton Keynes Bowl, England, on July 12, 2014.
The festival celebrated four editions outside of the U.S. Next year will mark the fifth.
EDC Returns To Europe
The same beach serves as the backdrop for the return to Europe of Electric Daisy Carnival, promoted by ALDA, June 18-20.
EDC has been absent from Europe since 2017, when the planned edition in Milton Keynes, England, had to be cancelled. The 2021 edition will also mark EDC’s 25th anniversary, and the announced lineup looks worthy of the celebrations.
Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Marshmello, Alesso, Eric Prydz, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Dj Snake, Charlotte De Witte, Andy C, Camelphat, Jamie Jones, Solardo, Gorgon City, Don Diablo, Sigma, Paul Kalkbrenner, and Scooter are just some of the names gathered on the bill.
Insomniac acquired 50% of ALDA in 2018. Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella commented, “We’re excited to bring a unique experience to the beautiful country of Portugal with Insomniac’s first-ever beach edition of EDC. We always work hard to curate a diverse multi-genre lineup that showcases the best that dance music has to offer, and we have even more amazing artists in store with our phase two announcement coming soon.”
Tom Hancock – Amercian Express presents BST Hyde Park
The event in London’s Hyde Park has a daily capacity of 65,000 during normal times.
Pearl Jam Confirmed For BST Hyde Park
Many European festivals have long begun announcing their 2021 lineups, another one its BST Hyde Park, which has confirmed Pearl Jam on two evenings, July 9-10.
The British icons will be supported by Pixies on the first and Idles on the second night.
BST Hyde Park promoter AEG Presents was the only company willing to respond to Pollstar’s questions about next year’s uncertainties, and what would happen, if life was still restricted in summer 2021.
“AEG will continue to review guidance issued relating to COVID-19 and will ensure necessary measures will be in place for the public to safely attend the event. COVID-19 mitigation measures for the 2021 event will be made available at a later date.
“We’re planning carefully and imaginatively for these fantastic shows in 2021 to deliver the quality experience fans expect from BST Hyde Park. We are confident we can stage a brilliant and safe show and so are the artists, hence their commitment,” a company statement provided to Pollstar reads.
Lineup For Superbloom Premiere
Another premiere is set to take place in Munich, Germany, next year, Sept. 4-5. Superbloom, the brainchild of former Lollapalooza Berlin director Fruzsina Szép.
Post Malone, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Rita Ora, Lewis Capaldi, Sophie Hunger as well as German act AnnenMayKantereit, and more have been announced to perform.
Superbloom aims to be more than a music event, bringing together the worlds of art, culture, diversity, society, research, sustainability and science, to create a colourful experience.
The festival’s promoters are “looking forward to the year 2021 with confidence, curiosity and courage,” a company statement reads, “Superbloom is aware of its responsibility for 2021 and will do everything possible to ensure that all necessary safety measures are in place.”
The promoting company, Goodlive AG, declined further comment on next year’s uncertainties.
Icons in Lytham
Cuffe & Taylor, a Live Nation subsidiary in the UK, have announced a huge line-up for Lytham Festival 2021, which features Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Duran Duran and Snow Patrol as headliners.
Lytham Festival will take place in the Main Proms Arena on Lytham Green, England, June 30-July 4.
Festival director Peter Taylor commented: “We are so incredibly excited to be announcing our full line-up for Lytham Festival 2021.
“Lionel Richie and Diana Ross are two of the world’s most iconic artists, there is no bigger British artist right now than Lewis Capaldi, and in Snow Patrol we have one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years.
“Duran Duran are global superstars. It is no secret that a massive amount of Lytham Festival fans have been asking for them to perform on our lovely Green for more than 10 years, so we can’t wait to welcome them and the whole of this incredible line-up to wonderful Leafy Lytham.”
Duran Duran will be joined by a special guest, who has yet to be revealed, according to an announcement.
Timber, a relatively new UK fest in Lancashire announced its third edition for July 2-4 at the National Forest Feanedock in Leicestershire, England.
Gruff Rhys, The Unthanks, Snapped Ankles, Erland Cooper, Field Music, Sam Lee, Simon Armitage, Julie Hesmondhalgh, and Caroline Lucas have been confirmed for the musical lineup.
Promoter Wild Rumpus and the National Forest Company are confident that the event will be something to look forward to next year.
“Because of the size of the location and scale of the audience, plans can be adapted to run the event with social distancing should that be required, and with all COVID safety measures in place,” a joint statement reads.
What is more, Wild Rumpus has been working with the Outdoor Arts sector over the course of this eventless summer, to highlight COVID safe practices and operate safe small-scale events.
Said Wild Rumpus directors Rowan Cannon and Sarah Bird: “We are so excited to announce the Timber Festival 2021 line-up today. Forests are resilient, adaptive, multifaceted, and have provided us real hope and positivity through this crisis.
“They have also provided comfort and inspiration for many of the amazing acts on our 2021 bill. So it’s with great joy, we announce this really special line-up!”
– 86 acres of Apps Court Farm in England.
The site of One Out, which is set to premiere on June 19, 2021.
New Festival Just Outside London
While some find it bold to announce lineups in times of such great uncertainty, others are launching a brand-new festival.
One Out is set to premiere on June 19, 2021, on Apps Court Farm in Walton-on-Thames, England.
Aimed at house ad disco aficionados, the lineup features Roger Sanchez, Hannah Wants, Artwork, Paul Woolford, Krystal Klear, La La, Low Steppa, Sam Divine, Mambo Brothers, Weiss, Menendez Brothers and many more.
The 86 acres of Apps Court Farm offer scenic backdrops with rolling greenery and hidden lakes, a 35-minute driver from London.
Tickets are on sale and buyers are assured full refunds in case of postponement or cancellation due to Covid.
Promoter Freddie McGregor told Pollstar, “There is no right time to launch this year. We wanted to have our debut in 2020 but we have had to postpone like many other events across the globe. With us owning and operating the site, we have all of the capabilities to adapt to these unexpected times we are all facing. We’re a small family run festival with a small team to back us, but we are very passionate about the industry. The One Out team has faith that next year will be fantastic.”