UK/Euro Lineups: Nicki Minaj At Wireless, Nas At Core & More

BILBAO, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 04: Nicki Minaj performs on stage during the MTV EMAs 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre on November 4, 2018 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


Wireless Festival London Gets Nicki Minaj

Wireless Festival in London now has three female headliners, who will take the stage at Finsbury Park, July 8-10, as Nicki Minaj joins Cardi B and SZA on the bill.

Wireless Festival will celebrate three editions this year. Aside from the London main event, one edition will take place at Crystal Palace, also part of London (July 1-3), and another one on the NEC Campus in Birmingham, England (July 8-10).

See: Wireless Festival Expands

Nicki Minaj will only perform at Finsbury Park. Wireless Birmingham will be headlined by Dave, Cardi B and J. Cole. Wireless Festival at Crystal Palace Park welcomes A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and J. Cole.

Amyl and the Sniffers from Australia performing at The Great Escape Festival in 2018. (Picture by Mike Massaro)

184 New Names For The Great Escape

The Great Escape, which returns to Brighton England, this year, May 11-14, has added 184 new names, including Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, Kay Young, Kid Brunswick, Goat Girl, Alex The Astronaut, NOAHFINNCE and many more.

Overall, there’ll be some 450 up-and-coming artists performing at 35-plus venues within walking distance from each other. Reading rockers The Amazons, Gen Z grunge pop singer Baby Queen, U.S. queer hyperpop artist Rebecca Black, post-punk Leeds success story Yard Act, Irish rapper Malaki, and post-punk poet Sinead O’Brien were previously confirmed.

New stage partner Pretty Boy Records will showcase the best talent from the West Indies with Navy, Arii Lopez, SumeRR, DWN, St Phillip and Roze. Candela Records will present Angelo Flow, Rene Alvarez and his Afro-Cuban Funk Project, Clara Hurtado and Guala, highlighting exciting Latin music on offer at the festival.

2022 also marks the 25th anniversary of Brighton-based label Bella Union, which will host special birthday celebrations at their festival stage across, with artists including BC Camplight, Penelope Isles, Laundromat and Tallies, plus more to be announced.

Tickets, starting at £75 ($98) are available now.

See: Q’s With Adam Ryan, Programmer At The Great Escape Festival Brighton UK

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will perform at Edinburgh International Festival 2022.

Edinburgh International Festival Turns 75

Edinburgh International Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary, Aug. 5-28, in the Scottish capital, and the lineup couldn’t be more diverse, from pioneers of jazz and electronic dance to blockbuster hip-hop and indie rock.

Herbie Hancock, Princess Nokia, Ezra Furman, Lucy Dacus, Kae Tempest, Sons of Kemet, Ibeyi, Aroot Aftab, The Cinematic Orchestra, Squarepusher, Jeff Mills, Arab Strap, Taraf De Caliu, Niteworks are just the tip of the iceberg.

Every August, the festival brings world-class music, opera, dance and theatre performances to Edinburgh. Created in 1947, it inspired post-war audiences through international cultural collaboration. This year Edinburgh International Festival celebrates 75 years of bringing world cultures together.

General tickets go on sale April 8.

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Scene from Lowlands 2019. (Picture by Bart Heemskerk)


Lowlands Adds More Names

Burna Boy, Frenna Deluxe, Jack Harlow, Kevin & The Animals, The Kooks, Oscar and the Wolf, Caribou, Declan McKenna, Koffee, Yves Tumor and more have joined Lowland’s already impressive 2022 lineup.

Arctic Monkeys, The Opposites, Stromae, Balthazar, Bring Me The Horizon, Glass Animals, James Blake, Jungle, Lewis Capaldi, Liam Gallagher, Mahalia, Michael Kiwanuka, Pendulum (live), Noord Nederlands Orkest, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Sam Fender, slowthai, Amelie Lens, and Tash Sultana were previously confirmed.

A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise 2022 goes down Aug. 19-21 at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands. Regular tickets are sold out. Promoter Mojo Concerts recommends fans head to Ticketmaster to resell or find resold tickets.

Kraftklub on stage at Lollapalooza Berlin 2019. The German band returns this year. (Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images)


German & International Stars At Lolla Berlin

Lollapalooza Berlin has unveiled the first wave of acts to perform at the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Park in the German capital, Sept. 24-25.

Machine Gun Kelly, Anne-Marie, Tiësto, Robin Schulz, Fritz Kalkbrenner, AnnenMayKantereit, Kraftklub, Apache 207, Casper, Die Fantastischen Vier, Timmy Trumpet, Purple Disco machine, Alle Farben, and many more have been confirmed for the sixth edition of Lollapalooza Berlin.

Two-day tickets start at €169 ($187), day-tickets are available from €94 ($104). There’s a selection VIP and special experience tickets available, as well.

Mine crowdsurfing at Huxleys Neue Welt, May 10, 2019 in Berlin. The German artists will perform at Elbphilharmonie during Reeperbahn Festival 2022 (Photo by Jana Legler/Redferns)

Reeperbahn Opening Concerts Unveiled

As has become tradition, Reeperbahn Festival kicks off its program announcements by unveiling the lineup to perform at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.

Mine (Germany) and Joy Crookes (UK) will take the stage Friday evening, Sept. 23, followed by Anna Calvi (UK) and Warhaus (Belgium) on Saturday, Sept. 24. All of them have graced a smaller stage at Reeperbahn Festival in previous years – proof of concept for the talent festival and industry conference.

After two years of realizing a hybrid event in compliance with Germany’s coronavirus restrictions, the festival’s organizers around managing director Alexander Schulz and conference director Detlef Schwarte are hopeful that this year will mark a return to normal capacities.

“Most people are now living alongside the pandemic as part of their day-to-day, and the lifting of restrictions that is starting in many places gives good reason to hope that Reeperbahn Festival, scheduled for 21 to 24 September 2022 this year, can return to a much larger scale than the past two years have allowed,” a statement reads.

See: Q’s With Reeperbahn Festival Founder & Managing Director Alexander Schulz

Nas on stage at Smokin Grooves Festival in Los Angeles, March 19, 2022. The rap legend will come to Belgium for the premiere of Core Festival. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)


Nas Joins Core Premiere Lineup

The premiere of Core Festival, a joint production from the teams behind Rock Werchter and Tomorrowland, is shaping up nicely: Nas, Peggy Gou, Stormzy, and Lous and the Yakuza, among others, have joined the lineup.

Belgian Triple: Core, Voodoo Village & Werchter Boutique

The first edition of Core is scheduled for May 27-28 at Osseghem Park in the Belgian capital of Brussels. Action Bronson, The Blaze, Celeste, Jamie xx, Mura Masa, Paul Kalkbrenner, and more were previously announced.

Music will be offered across four indoor and outdoor stages. Tickets are on sale, starting at €67 ($88) for an individual day or €123 ($161) for both days.

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