International Lineups: Creamfields South & Outlook UK Debuts, Big Names In EDM Across Europe

Mala at Outlook Festival in Croatia.
Dan Medhurst
– Mala at Outlook Festival in Croatia.
The festival celebrates its UK debut next year.

Outlook Festival UK Debut

Outlook, known for its bass music gatherings across the world, will host its first UK edition, June 30-July 3, 2022, at the new festival site of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, England.
“Attendees can expect all the usual Outlook Festival antics,” promoters state, including “the highest calibre of crews, collectives, artists, MCs, singers, rappers, labels, and more across four days and four nights, all supported by top-quality production and sound.” 
Mala, JHus, Goldie, D Double E, DJ Storm, Channel One Soundsystem, David Rodigan, and collaborations with the likes of Deep Medi, Metalheadz, Hessle Audio, Kiwi Records, and 24hr Garage Girl have been confirmed for the UK debut.
Outlook Festival co-founder Joe Barnett commented, “Over the last 14 years, Outlook Festival has been an incredible party, but underpinning it has been this community of people with a love of this music and culture. Once a year DJs, MCs, bands, producers, record label owners, promoters, and all their followers have come together and called outlook home for a weekend. We’ve seen countless dubplates made, new partnerships forged, tunes produced and friendships made, and to have the ability to bring that together again on Uk soil is amazing.”
Meanwhile, Outlook Origins will take place in Coratia, where the festival first launched, at The Garden in Tisno, July 28-Aug. 2.

The 12,000-capacity Steel Yard.
Geoffrey Hubble
– The 12,000-capacity Steel Yard.
The superstructure will feature at the new event, Creamfields Chelmsford.

New Creamfields South Announces Lineup

Creamfields South, which premieres next year in Chelmsford, England, June 3-4, has announced its first names: Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Becky Hill, Camelphat, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, deadmau5, Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, and Jamie Jones.
The final bill will feature over 150  acts, who will perf across seven stages, including a colossal 15,000 capacity Steel Yard superstructure.
2022 also marks an important anniversary for promoting company Creamfields, which launched the original festival by the same name in England’s north 25 years ago.

Jorja Smith performs at Rock en Seine, Aug, 24, 2019 in Saint-Cloud, France.
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– Jorja Smith performs at Rock en Seine, Aug, 24, 2019 in Saint-Cloud, France.
The festival just announced its 2022 headliners.

Rage Against The Machine, Run The Jewels Join Rock En Seine

Paris festival Rock en Seine returns next summer for its 18th, Aug. 25-28, with a stellar lineup that just got bigger.
Rage Against The Machine and Run The Jewels have joined a bill that already includes the previously announced Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tame Impala, Kraftwerk, Jamie xx, Stromae, IDLES, James Blake, Parcels, Yungblud, Beabadoobee & many more.
Rage Against The Machine haven’t performed in France since 2008. That year, they also performed at Rock en Seine, according to Pollstar’s box office history.
Festival GM Matthieu Ducos said, “Once again, Rage Against The Machine has chosen Rock en Seine for their national exclusive show next summer. It’s been 14 years since their last performance at the festival in 2008 and so the anticipation for them to return back to France couldn’t be greater. We are so excited that this legendary band is now joining the already amazing Rock en Seine 2022 line up.”

Electric Love Festival in Austria.
– Electric Love Festival in Austria.
The last two editions had to be scrapped, like almost all major summer events in Europe.

Armin Van Buuren, Don Diablo & Gigi D´Agostino At Electric Love 2022

Electric Love at Salzburg Lake District in Austria has put together an impressive list of names for next year’s event, which is scheduled for July 7-9, 2022.
Armin Van Buuren, KYGO, Don Diablo, Fisher, Solardo and 1990s legend Gigi D´ Agostino lead a lineup of 160 artists in total, who will take one of five stages representing different electronic genres as well as hip hop.
Timmy Trumpet, KYGO, Fisher, Brennan Heart, Aftershock, Dominique Jardin, Acraze, Alan Walker, Headhunterz, Primeshock, Sefa and more have been confirmed as well.
Numerous ticket categories such as Caravan Camping or VIP Gold, Silver, and Bronze sold out within hours after the first line-up phase was announced. The remaining ticket categories will be available at “Super Early Bird” rates until Dec. 31.
In case of a COVID-related cancellation, every ticket buyer will be able to swap their ticket for the following edition or receive a refund, excluding service fees.
NOS Primavera Sound
Grimes DJ set, Interpol, Jhay Cortez and Chico da Tina have joined the line-up of the Portuguese edition of Primavera Sound, June 9-11, 2022. They join headliners Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tame Impala, Beck, Gorillaz, Interpol and more.
NOS Primavera Sound in Porto kicks off the festival season for the brand, which recently expanded by three editions in South America. Primavera Sound LA is also supposed to debut next year, in addition to the Spanish original in Barcelona.

A visitor spreading the love at Sea Star Festival
Sea Star Festival
– A visitor spreading the love at Sea Star Festival

Cypress Hill, Meduza At Sea Star In Coratia

Sea Star, which will take place for the fourth time in the tiny town of Umag, Croatia, May 27-28, confirmed Cypress Hill and Meduza as headliners for 2022.
They join Amelie Lens, Umek, Farrago, Dubioza Kolektiv, Tijana T, Insolate, and others, with more announcements to follow.
Sea Star is one of several festival brands run by the team behind EXIT Festival in Serbia. It launched at the scenic Resort Stella Maris on the Croatian coast in 2017 and has a capacity of 20,000 to 25,000 visitors.
Parookaville Remains Optimistic
Parookaville announced Armin van Buuren, Fisher, Scooter, Alle Farben, Purple Disco Machine, and many more for its 2022 bill, when the festival will go down at Weeze Airport, Germany, July 22-24.
The final lineup will feature more than 300 acts, according to promoter Next Events, which remains optimistic that next year’s edition will go ahead, despite the still uncertain situation in Germany.
Parookaille GmbH co-founder Bernd Dicks commented, “This year in
particular has demonstrated that the infection numbers drop significantly during the summer. Given the ever-increasing rates of people who are vaccinated or have recovered, we and many other large festival organizers are proceeding on the basis that in all likelihood festivals next summer will be able to be held in their normal capacity. So we’re booking new artists and we’re also optimistic that along with Parookaille in 2022, we will also be able to celebrate our new festival ‘San Hejmo’ in August of 2022.”
Plage Noire Completes Lineup
Plage Noire, which plans on returning to Weissenhäuser Strand in Germany, May 6-7, has completed its lineup.  Fields of the Nephilim, Subway to Sally, Lord of the Lost, Deine Lakeien, and many more will perform at the Gothic themed event, which is promoted by FKP Scorpio. The final lineup also features Frozen Plasma, Aesthetic Perfection, Merciful Nuns and more.