After being one of the notable independent festival events helping artists salvage a difficult 2021, WonderStruck In Cleveland has announced its 2022 lineup, with major artists including The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, rising stars Tai Verdes and 24kGldn and many more July 9-10 at Lakeland Community College.
Additional performances include Michael Franti & Spearhead, All Time Low, Saint Motel, Dean Lewis, Big Freedia and more.
“The Lumineers and Vampire Weekend, both Grammy-honored bands, have headlined some of the largest festivals in the world,” stated Denny Young, president of Elevation Festivals, which produces WonderStruck along with WonderBus in Columbus and WonderRoad in Indianapolis. “They are two of the great live musical acts of this era with some of the most passionate fans. We are beyond thrilled to present them – together – this summer in Cleveland.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 11, with organizers saying they expect the event to sell out. Tickets start at $199 for an adult weekend GA pass, with discounts available for children. Prices increase incrementally following the onsale.
The festival notes that, “It is our hope that COVID-19 will be under control by the time we stage WonderStruck and, at this time, we have no plans for any special entry requirements. However, we reserve the right to make a final determination on any health protocols closer to the festival weekend.”
Elevation Festivals’ Denny Young told Pollstar the event went to great lengths to stage successful events in 2021, with the plan to announce additional new events in nearby underserved markets.
“We have put an emphasis on being more inclusive and artist-friendly versus transactional,” Young told Pollstar, after th
e Columbus and Cleveland events hosted 45,000 fans combined. “Are we going to put you in front of more people than Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza or Austin City Limits? The answer is no. But, are we going to put you in front of more people than you would play in front of in Columbus or Cleveland, and would we pay you more money for it? The answer is yes.”