UK/Euro Lineups: More Stars At Hyde Park, Wireless Expands, KISS & Iron Maiden At Download & More

The Killers at BST Hyde Park 2017.
Rob Loud
– The Killers at BST Hyde Park 2017.
This year’s lineup continues the festival’s tradition of booking nothing but the world’s biggest stars.

Pear Jam In Hyde Park
BST Hyde Park in London added Pearl Jam to its lineup of A-listers. The U.S. rock titans will perform on two nights, July 8-9.
They Friday (July 8) bill also features special guests Pixies, as well as Cat Power, White Reaper, The Murder Capital, The Glorious Sons, Simon Townshend, La Luz, Sick Joy and Dream Nails. On Saturday (July 9), Stereophonics join Pearl Jam as special guests, in addition to Imelda May, The Last Internationale, La Luz, JJ Wilde and The Wild Things. 
American Express presents BST Hyde Park celebrates its 8th edition after two years away. The festival is shaping up nicely. In addition to two performances by Adele (July 1-2), promoter AEG Presents confirmed Elton John (June 24), Eagles with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Little Big Town (June 26), as well as Duran Duran (July 10). 
The festival’s mastermind Jim King is one of 20 honorees on Pollstar’s inaugural Impact International list.

Rick Ross performs at Wireless Festival 2021 in Crystal Palace Park, London, Sept. 12.
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– Rick Ross performs at Wireless Festival 2021 in Crystal Palace Park, London, Sept. 12.
This year, Wireless will take place at three different locations.

Wireless Festival Expands 

Wireless Festival will celebrate three editions this year, one at Christal Palace, London (July 1-3), one at Finsbury Park, London (July 8-10), and another one the NEC Campus in Birmingham, England (July 8-10),
Both London sites have hosted Wireless before, Finsbury Park from 2014 to 2019, and Chrystal Palace Park since 2021. For the NEC Campus, it marks the first foray into festival territory. 
Wireless Birmingham will utilize most of campus’ indoor and outdoor space, including the 15,700-capacity Resorts World Arena, and the car parks, which form part of a total of 446 acres of outdoor event space available on the campus. 
Wireless Birmingham will be headlined by Dave, Cardi B and J. Cole. Two further events will run in London at Crystal Palace and Finsbury Park. Cardi B, SZA and Nicki Minaj will do the honors at the Finsbury Park editions. Wireless Festival at Chrystal Palace Park welcomes A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and J. Cole as headliners.

Arlo Parks performs during the All Points East Festival 2021 at Victoria Park  in London, England.
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– Arlo Parks performs during the All Points East Festival 2021 at Victoria Park in London, England.
All Points East was one of the few major events to take place in the UK in 2021.

Field Day Back @ APE

Also in London, at Victoria Park to be specific, Field Day takes place Aug. 20. Folamour joined previously announced The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk 3D, Peggy Gou, HAAi, Erol Alkan, FJAAK, Heléna Star and many more. 
Since two year, Field Day is a part of AEG Presents All Points East festival, which has been Victoria Park its home since its inception in 2018. APE 2022 welcomes Gorillaz, Tame Impala, The National, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Disclosure, IDLES, Pusha T, Fleet Foxes, Michael Kiwanuka, and many more.
KISS & Iron Maiden at Download
Download Festival, one of the most beloved destinations for metal and rock, has announced the first names of a massive 2022 lineup. KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro, lead a bill that also features A Day To Remember, Deftones, KORN, The Distillers, Funeral For A Friend, Skindred, YONAKA, Will Haven, Kid Brunswick, Bimini, Dana Dentata, and more.
Download was allowed to take place as a pilot event last year.
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– Download was allowed to take place as a pilot event last year.
Welsh hard rock group Skindred performed live, June 20, 2021.

Among the 100-plus confirmed artists are rising stars like Wargasm, nu-metal pop provocateur Cassyette, Liverpool nu-metallers Death Blooms, pop punk trio Meet Me @ The Altar, as well as Holding Absence, Those Damn Crows and Venom Prison.

Download Festival 2022 takes place in Donington Park, Leicestershire, England, June 10-12. Camping, day-tickets as well as RIP – yes, RIP – tickets are now on sale.
Iron Maiden’s Download performance will be one of two UK festival shows by the hailed live act in 2022, the other one taking place at Belsonic Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland. KISS will play their only show in the UK in 2022 at Download.
Moovin Festival Returns
Moovin Festival, which returns to the eco-friendly Whitebottom farm in the scenic countryside in Compstall, some 30 minutes from Manchester, England, Aug. 26-28.
The eclectic bill features Orbital, Shy FX, Roy Ayers, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Louie Vega, Moodyman, Sugarhill Gang, Sister Nancy, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Jungle Brothers, Craig Charles, and many more.
Aside from musical delights, the self-proclaimed “festival like no udder” also offer fire shows, yoga, gong baths, cabaret, comedy, culinary highlights, magic and more.

– Roskilde.
Denmark’s Glastonbury

Roskilde Adds 92 Names

Post Malone, The Strokes, Megan Thee Stallion und Robert Plant & Alison Krauss are the latest additions to the lineup of Roskilde 2022, which is scheduled to return to Denmark, June 25–July 2.
They join previously announced Dua Lipa, Tyler, The Creator, HAIM und St. Vincent, bringing the number of confirmed artists for Roskilde 2022 up to 134. After two years of international travel restrictions making such a lineup impossible, promoters are confident they’ll be able to welcome acts from 31 countries, including Cuban funk star Cimafunk, Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist and neo-classical composer Arooj Aftab, Brazilian star guitarist Kiko Dinucci, and Fatoumata Diawara from Mali, who’ll bring her mixture of pop and blue to the Roskilde stage.
It will mark the 50th anniversary of Denmark’s biggest festival, which usually welcomes 130,000 visitors to Roskilde, located 30 kilometers west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand. Full festival tickets are sold out, there are still day-tickets available for Wednesday (June 29), Thursday (June 30) and Saturday (July 2).
Roskilde’s program director Anders Wahren commented, “We have done everything we can to bring many trends and tendencies from around the globe into this year’s lineup. We need, so to speak, to bring the world back together after the pandemic, and music plays a crucial role in this matter. The global perspective is also about mirroring the cultural and political agendas on subjects like anti-racism, LGBTQ+ rights and freedom of speech, which many artists take with them from all over the world and send from the stage to the audience.”
The next wave of acts, especially up-and-coming talent, will be announced in spring “It has been difficult for the younger artists to position themselves in this corona era. Therefore, we will use this spring to go out and experience the very latest trends on national music scenes so that even more of the new and debuting artists in 2022 can find their way to this year’s festival,” said Wahren.

Scene from a past Voodoo Village.
– Scene from a past Voodoo Village.
This year, the festival take place at a new location.

Belgian Triple: Core, Voodoo Village & Werchter Boutique

First up in a Belgian triple is Core Festival, the new event organized by the teams behind Rock Werchter and Tomorrowland. The Core premiere is scheduled to go down in Brussels, May 27-28, and the first names have just been announced.
They include Action Bronson, Caribou, Celeste, Cellini, The Blaze, DJ Harvey, Jamie xx, MEUTE, Mura Masa, Nina Kraviz, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ross From Friends and Sylvie Kreusch.
The Core premiere takes place Osseghem Park, it will host 25,000 visitors at its first edition. Tickets are on sale.
Voodoo Village, to be held for the first time at the water castle Gravenkasteel in Humbeek, Belgium, Sept. 10-11. The lineup of techno and deep house features Monolik, Damian Lazarus, Airod, Konstantin Sibold, Bibi Seck, with many more to be announced.
Werchter Boutique is know for hosting some of the biggest names in music.
– Werchter Boutique is know for hosting some of the biggest names in music.
Madonna performed at the Festival Park Werchter on July 11, 2009, as part of her “Sticky and Sweet” world tour.

The masterminds of Voodoo Village, Maxim Dekegel, Mathias Vlaeminck and Axelle Dekegel, are taking a new approach at the new location, including the addition of chill zones, particularly around the castle moat. The new site offers space for 12,500 guests. Tickets are on sale.

Gorillaz headline one-day festival Werchter Boutique, June 19, leading a bill that also features Stromae, Years & Years, Khruangbin, Arsenal, and blackwave. 
Tickets for Werchter Boutique 2022 are on sale at Price: €92, including service costs and mobility contribution.
Magicbox @ Tinderbox 
Tinderbox, which will take place in Odense, Denmark, June 23-25, has announced first names for the Magicbox stage. Already announced in 2019 for the 2020 edition of Tinderbox, and now finally being able to perform again, are Australian DJ and producer Hayden James and Dutch star Oliver Heldens. 
The Chainsmokers at Tinderbox 2019.
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– The Chainsmokers at Tinderbox 2019.
The Danish festival is back after two years of forced downtime.

They’re joined by Timmy Trumpet, Vintage Culture, Purple Disco Machine, Brennan Heart, Lost Frequencies and young phenomenon Imanbek.

Already confirmed for the main stage lineup are IAMDDB, Imagine Dragons, MØ, Stormzy, Zara Larsson, Muse among others.
Tinderbox booker Peter Kjær commented, “I’m really looking forward to opening up the doors to Magicbox after two years of complete silence. We’ve once again tried including our audience’s music wishes within different genres ranging from current melodic radio hits that everyone knows and loves to the hard-hitting Brennan Heart and – of course – Timmy Trumpet who’s been the most wished-for artist the past couple of years. Most importantly, I’m just looking forward to seeing people dance and party again in the Magicbox area which will once more surprise with a brand-new design.”

Summerburst 2019.
– Summerburst 2019.
The festival returns to Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden this year.

Marshmello & Disclosure Join David Guetta At Summerburst

Summerburst returns to Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 3-4. David Guetta had already been announced as headliner, and now, promoter Live Nation Sweden has unveiled the next names.
Marshmello, Disclosure, Becky Hill, Alan Walker, and Swedish DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona are among the latest additions to the Summerburst 2022 bill, which also features Marten Hørger, Oliver Heldens, and many more.
Anders Boström, the festival’s general manager and founder, said, “I am incredibly proud and excited about what we will experience at Ullevi this summer. After two years without festivals, we are very happy to be able to present such a strong lineup and expand the festival to something even bigger. We will be able to present surprises before and during the festival. It’s going to be maxed out, an experience we are very much looking forward to offering the audience!”

The sun goes Down The Rabbit Hole in 2019.
Max Knefel
– The sun goes Down The Rabbit Hole in 2019.
It’s been two year’s without the beloved Dutch event.

The High Priestess Of Neo Soul At Down The Rabbit Hole

The already sold-out Down The Rabbit Hole 2020 has confirmed 20 new acts to join the lineup at the Green Hills in Beuningen, Netherlands.
Led by the high priestess of neo-soul Erykah Badu, the list of new names includes The Smile, Loyle Carner, Polo & Pan, Arooj Aftab, Dub Inc, Maribou State (DJ Set), Sleaford Mods, Pongo and more.
They join previously confirmed Gorillaz, Disclosure, The War On Drugs, Bicep (Live), Haim, Moderat, Kae Tempest, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridges, Two Door Cinema Club, St. Vincent, Wilco and others.
While promoter Mojo has informed fans that while  “festival tickets for Down The Rabbit Hole 2022 are sold out, there is still a limited number of Rabbit Resort packages available where you can buy accommodation with the corresponding number of festival tickets in one.