UK Lineup Update: APE Returns On Two Weekends, Noel Gallagher At New Welsh Fest

Lianne La Havas performs at All Points East Festival 2021.
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– Lianne La Havas performs at All Points East Festival 2021.
The event returns to London’s Victoria Park in its usual form, across two weekends, next year.

APE Returns On Two Weekends

All Points East at London’s Victoria Park has announced its 2022 dates. After a scaled-down 2021 edition, the AEG Presents event once again takes place across two weekends, with a week of free access for the local community of the Tower Hamlets district in-between, Aug. 19-28.
Confirmed artists include Gorillaz, Idles, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Pusha T, Michael Kiwanuka, Tame Impala, The National, Fleet Foxes, Disclosure, James Blake, and many more. 
Aug. 20, which will be headlined by The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk, will  be running under Broadwick Live’s Field Day brand, which partnered with AEG Presents last year.
The lineup for the week in between both weekends, dubbed In The Neighbourhood, will be announced soon.
Said Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, and honoree on Pollstar’s inaugural Impact International list: “Last summer showed how much we missed All Points East, so it’s hugely exciting to not just launch 2022, but to be able to announce all 6 incredible headliners, and more artists across the two weekends, in one go.”
“It’s also great to welcome back Field Day after the huge success of their All Points East Presents show last summer.  All 6 event days and the midweek In The Neighbourhood community programme make 2022 the biggest All Points East to date.”
Field Day Director Gareth Cooper added, “Off the back of a successful year last year, we’re delighted Field Day is returning to Victoria Park to celebrate its 15th edition. This year will be our biggest yet and we’re excited to welcome two of the most iconic acts in the history of electronic music to the festival, as well as a selection of the most groundbreaking artists in the industry.”

In It Together makes its debut in 2022.
– In It Together makes its debut in 2022.
The premiere is headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Two Door Cinema Club and Clean Bandit.

Noel Gallagher At In It Together Debut In Wales

In It Together festival is set to launch its debut edition, June 3-5, 2022, at Old Park Farm, Margam in Wales.
Dubbed the ‘Welsh Glastonbury’ by local press, In It Together will welcome headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Two Door Cinema Club and Clean Bandit, and a huge list of international and local artists. 
The Editors, Armand van Helden, The Vaccines, Eats Everything b2b Skream, Soul II Soul, Hybrid Minds, Tinie Tempah, Roger Sanchez and many more have also been confirmed by festival director Mark Hopkins of Escape Records.
Another notable fact about In It Together is its free admission for all grandparents.
Lytham Festival Expands To 10 Days
Lytham Festival, which will take place across ten days, instead of its usual five, added British music icons Elbow and Simply Red to the bill. They join The Strokes, Diana Ross, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Tears For Fears, Natalie Imbruglia, and many more.
Lytham Festival.
Courtesy of Cuffe and Taylor
– Lytham Festival.
Scene from 2019.

The festival takes place in Lytham, England, right on the coast of Lancashire, between June 28 and July 10. It will be “the biggest ever Lytham festival,” according to promoters Cuffe and Taylor, who expect some 200,000 visitors across the ten days.

Festival director Peter Taylor said, “adding two British icons of music with Elbow and Simply Red just makes our headliner acts even stronger and for both artists to be North-West grown talent also makes this very strong for our bill,” and revealed that “we still have one huge announcement to make.”
Americana, Country & Roots At The Long Road
Another UK event all set for “its biggest year yet”, is The Long Road , Aug. 26-28, 2022. The Americana festival announced close to 30 initial acts, including The Cadillac Three, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Brandy Clark, LOCASH.
Brandy Clark isn’t the only leading female Country artists from the U.S., but is joined by Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Sara Evans, Gretchen Peters, Sunny Sweeney and Cassadee Pope. 
The Long Road.
– The Long Road.
The festival takes place at the scenic site of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire, England.

A variety of alternative sounds from bluegrass, folk and UK country, come courtesy of Hudson Taylor, Callum Pitt, Morganway, Jade Helliwell, Jess Thristan, Flats & Sharps and Noble Jacks.

Baylen Leonard, Creative Director of The Long Road, said, “There’s something for every music lover across our four stages, from firm favourites to new discoveries, it’s all about showcasing just how broad country, americana, and roots music is. Plus now that we’ve moved to the August bank holiday, there’s even more time to enjoy the beautiful setting of Stanford Hall in the Leicestershire countryside. We can’t wait to welcome you back next year!”