UK/Euro Lineups: Download & Wireless Germany, Fatboy Slim Returns Home


Download Germany Completes Lineup

Download Germany Lineup Poster

Download Germany is all set for its June 24 premiere at Hockenheimring, Germany. The final bill is headlined by Metallica, and features Five Finger Death Punch, Sabaton, Hollywood Undead, Behemoth, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Poorstacy, Holding Absence, and Ghostkid.

Tickets for the 70,000-capacity non-camping event, starting at €139 ($153), are now on sale. VIP offers are available, too.

See: Metallica To Headline Download Germany Premiere

Tyler, The Creator To Headline Wireless Germany

Another event that originated in London and expanded to Germany later is Wireless. The third edition of Wireless Germany will go down July 8-9, and promoter Live Nation just announced the first 25 artists to take the stage at Frankfurt’s Rebstockpark.

Tyler, The Creator, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert, Rita Ora, Anne-Marie are among the international stars to perform at Wireless Germany, but there’s a lot of home grown A-list talent on the bill as well, including Apache 207, Trettmann, Loredana, Summer Cem and more.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 29. Early bird two-day tickets start at €169 ($186), day-tickets at €89 ($98). VIP offer are available, too.

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Wizkid To Headline Oh My! Festival

Also offering hip-hop, R&B, and adding Afrobeats to the mix, is Oh My! Festival, which celebrates its 5th anniversary, June 25-26, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Wizkid headlines day one, which will also see D-Block Europe, Mabel, Rick Ross, Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, Fabolous, and many more perform. Leading the bill on day two are DaBaby, Lil Baby, and Stefflon Don.

Weekend tickets start at €154 ($169), day tickets start at €89 ($98). Various upgrades are available.

UK/Euro Lineups: Lots Of Festival Premieres


Fatboy Slim Returns Home

The crowd on Brighton Beach at the first Big Beach Boutique in 2002. (Picture by Yui Mok – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

On July 13, 2002, UK music history was made when 250,000 ravers flocked to Brighton Beach in England, for a party dubbed Big Beach Boutique, headlined by Fatboy Slim and Midfield General. The official mix compilation remains a cult favourite two decades later and the mythology around the event has only grown in the years since.

Fatboy Slim returns to his home of choice Brighton to celebrate this iconic event’s 20th anniversary, July 22, with a lineup of very special guests yet to be announced.

Unlike 20 years ago, this time there’ll be an entire weekend of acts to check out on Brighton Beach. Carl Cox and special guests will take over on Saturday, July 23, and drum & bass pioneers Andy C, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Shy FX, Dimension, Friction, and Harriet Jaxxon have been confirmed for Sunday, July 24.

Junction 2 Festival Moves

Junction 2 Festival 2022 will take place at a new location, but offer the same vibes (Photography for LWE by ShotAway/ Chris Cooper) shotawaydotcom on instagram

Due to COVID related building delays on the home of the festival, Junction 2 Festival will be moving from its usual location at Boston Manor Park to Trent Park, just outside London, for its 2022 edition, June 18-19.

The latest lineup additions include Maribou State DJ, George FitzGerald Live, Mount Kimbie, Romy, TSHA, Ela Minus Live, Max Cooper Live, Ben Böhmer Live, and Theo Nasa. They join previously announced Jon Hopkins, Avalon Emerson, Chaos in the CBD, Four Tet, Zenker Brothers, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Omar, and more. Maceo Plex will perform on both days.

Will Harold, founder of Junction 2, commented, “It has been quite a journey through COVID 19, to come through that and find Boston Manor Park is unavailable to us in 2022 was a real body blow. We are so disappointed as a team, but at the same time we have been feel honored at the sheer volume of people who have waited patiently to see this epic line up, so the show must go on, and are determined that we will deliver this Festival in true J2 spirit to repay your support and loyalty.

“We have worked in Trent park many times before so we know the space, its strengths and crucially that we can achieve great sound. After such a long wait, I’m excited to get back to doing what Junction 2 does best.”


RA Stage Lineup At Flow

Atmosphere at Flow Festival 2019. (Picture by Petri Anttila)

Flow Festival, scheduled for Aug. 12-14 in the Finnish capital Helsinki, has unveiled its electronic music lineup.

The list includes The Blessed Madonna, Marcel Dettmann, Dixon, Heléna Star, Dj Koze and more. They will perform on the RA Front Yard stage, which is dedicated to all things techno.

Flow Festival’s artistic director of DJ and club venues Toni “Lil’ Tony” Rantanen commented, “RA Front Yard’s lineup is a musical spectrum from the 1970s until today. The program consists of techno and modern bass music, ranging from UK funk to electro, with a hint of rave and breakbeat, not overlooking quality soul, disco, and house in myriad forms.”

The newly announced artists join an already impressive bill on all other stages, including Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jamie XX, Freddie Gibbs, Michael Kiwanuka, Sigrid, Fontaines D.C., Little Simz, Fred Again, Holly Humberstone, Princess Nokia and many more.

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