International Lineups: FEQ Is Back, New Site For Positivus, New Fests In Germany & UK

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Twenty One Pilots at FEQ 2019. (Picture by Stephane Bourgeois)


Festival d’été Is Back

Festival d’été de Quebec, Canada, has announced its return, July 6-17, with a fulminant lineup featuring Halsey, Rage Against The Machine, Alanis Morissette, Marshmello, Luke Combs, $uicideboy$, Maroon 5, and many more.

While these artists are all set to take the Festival d’été main stage on Quebec’s Plains of Abraham, there’ll be loads of music to be experienced on the festival’s secondary stages as well.

Due to construction work in the city, the festival’s layout will be slightly redesigned in 2022. “The redesign will allow us to create an entirely new festival experience, explained Anne Hudon, president and CEO of FEQ promoter Bleufeu, “the first benefit will be to present an alternating and continuous program on our second stage at Parc de la Francophonie, in addition to a stage at Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale, allowing us to concentrate and densify our offer. In this new heart of the FEQ, there will be rest areas, concessions and the free Hydro-Québec Stage with an enhanced program. By reconfiguring our sites, we will be shortening the distance between them, allowing festival visitors to live the FEQ experience even more intensely.”

General tickets are on sale now, starting at €130 ($141) for a pass granting access to all the general admission shows during FEQ.

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Lucavsala park in Riga, the new location for Positivus


Positivus Festival Moves Site

Positivus Festival in Latvia has announced that it will be moving site for the first time since its inception in Salacgriva 13 years ago.

Positivus 2022 will take place at Lucavsala park in Riga, the capital of Latvia, July 15-16. The confirmed lineup includes A$AP Rocky, Megan Thee Stallion, Jamie XX, Caribou, Thundercat, Yves Tumor & Its band, SoFaygo, Bas, Moses Sumney, black midi, Black Country, and many more.

Positivus festival is the largest popular music and art festival in the Baltics. It used to welcome up to 30,000 music lovers from Latvia and abroad each year. The daily capacity remains the same at the new site.

Positivus has gathered many well-known international music stars in Latvia, including Muse, Nick Cave, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, The xx, Sigur Rós, Sinéad O’Connor, and many others.

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J. Cole performs during Rolling Loud at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California, Dec. 11, 2021. (Picture by Timothy Norris/WireImage)


More Acts For European Rolling Loud Debut

Rolling Loud will finally make its European debut in Portugal, on Praia de Rocha Beach, Portimao, July 6-8.

Joining previously announced headliners J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Future, are Playboi Carti, Gunna, and Baby Keem. The current Rolling Loud Portugal bill also features Jack Harlow, Lil Baby, Don Toliver, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Rich and many more.

Limited tickets, priced at €340 ($369) are still available.

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Base! Lineup.


Base! Premieres

A new festival specializing in German hip hop (Deutschrap) makes its debut in Germany. It is called Base! and will go down at Oberhausen’s Rudolf Weber-Arena, Aug. 5-6.

The who’s who of German rap will perform at the Base! premiere, including RAF Camora, Bonez MC, Apache 207, Yung Hurn, and many more. The festival is promoted by Live Nation and will have a capacity of 25,000 in its first year.

The action takes place across two stages, the main Base! stage outdoors, as well as the Aboveground stage inside Rudolf Weber-Arena, which will focus on up-and-coming talent.

Early-bird weekend passes, starting at €99 ($107), are now on sale. Day-tickets are currently priced at €55 ($59).

Sea You ‘Beach Republic’ Expands To Three Days

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Sea You ‘Beach Republic’ returns after two years of coronavirus-related cancellations, and adds one day, July 15-17.

Agents of Time, Paul Klabrenner, Matador, Fisher, Animal Trainer, Amelie Lens, Bart Skills Live, Claptone, Boris Brejcha, Hector Oaks, Purple Disco Machine, Stephan Bodzin Live, Pan Pot, Marcel Fengler, Maceo Plex, and Eats Everything are leading the lineup at Tunisee in Freiburg-Hochdorf. Many more have already been cofirmed.

Sea You ‘Beach Republic’ premiered in 2014. The last edition in 2019 welcomed 40,000 visitors across two days, presenting 100 electronic music artists across seven stages.

Day-tickets starting at €49,99 ($54), two-day (€149,99) and three-day tickets starting at €139 ($152) are on sale.

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The location of La Prima Estate in Versilia, Tuscany.


La Prima Estate Premieres In Tuscany

La Prima Estate is a brand new event by D’Alessandro and Galli, taking place at Bussola Domani Park, Lido Di Camaiore, Versilia, Tuscany, June 21-26.

The lineup is already coming together nicely, with The National, Jamie xx, Bonobo, Duran Duran, and Anderson .Paak leading the bill.

Following the success of D’Alessandro and Galli’s Lucca Summer Festival, the promoters decided to once again combine music, vacation, and fun, summarized by the slogan, “It’s more than a music festival. It’s a holiday experience.”

The festival site is located in Lido di Camaiore, set right on the Tuscan seaside. Aside from the artists already mentioned above, Courtney Barnett, Easy Life, Jungle, Beabadoobee and some of the most interesting rising stars of the Italian music scene, such as Cosmo, La Rappresentante di Lista and Giorgio Poi, have joined the bill for the first ever La Prima Estate.

On top of the beach-side performances, “La Prima Estate OFF” will offer programming from midnight till dawn in Versilia’s nightclubs.

The entertainment outside of music includes a cooking class on the beach, stand-up paddle boat lessons, yoga and more.

Mimmo D’Alessandro, CEO of D’Alessandro e Galli, commented, “Our impression as promoters of live music is that for audiences today, just attending a concert is no longer enough: La Prima Estate wants to build on this desire, accelerated by the post-pandemic euphoria to fully enjoy free time, and combine an evening of live music with a series of experiences related to sport, the sea, food and other incredible activities during the rest of the festival goers’ stay. A new concept of a festival for which we consider Versilia and Tuscany to be the ideal place.”

Single and multi-day tickets starting at €46 ($50) are now on sale.

Hwasa of Mamamoo performs at the release of her second solo album ‘Guilty Pleasure’ at Yes24 Live Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 24, 2021 (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)


HallyuPopFest: New K-Pop Fest For London

One of South East Asia’s largest Korean music festivals, HallyuPopFest, will make its London debut, July 9-10, at OVO Arena Wembley.

Astro, Everglow, Hwasa, SF9, Cravity and Oneus are part of the phase-one lineup announcement. The final bill will feature 14 acts performing across both days.

Each event day will be a day-to-night experience, featuring activities at the so-called HallyuTown, showcase performances by up-and-coming K-pop and indie artists, the red carpet event, artist engagement opportunities, and finally the evening concert featuring the headline acts.

The artiste line-up will boast a total of 14 performing acts across 2 days, all performing to creative visuals and effects to give fans an unforgettable magical experience.

The HallyuPopFest UK premiere is promoted by UK company TEG MJR, and H.A.H. Entertainment, a global entertainment company whose HQ is in Singapore.

Richard Buck, CEO of TEG MJR, commented, “We are so excited to bring HallyuPopFest to London for the first time. It will be the UK’s first K-pop festival, as well as HallyuPopFest’s first global landing. It’s an amazing line up, consisting of a diverse variety of Korean music genres, from pop to rap to adult contemporary to indie artists. There will be something for everyone.”

Selena Ho, CEO of H.A.H. Entertainment, added, “HallyuPopFest came about because we wanted to create a festival experience where K-pop fans from all over, from various fandoms, could come together and celebrate their fervent idol support, boundless energy and love for music and dance that are the cornerstones of K-pop.”

Tickets for the HallyuPopFest London premiere go on sale April 18.

The exact location of Fields of Fantasy hasn’t been revealed yet. But the plan is to offer the best of electronic music in the middle of beautiful Mother Nature.

First Names For Fields Of Fantasy Premiere

As previously reported, Fields of Fantasy, new three-day camping event on the outskirts of Bristol, England, will premiere July 29-31. Now, the first names have been unveiled.

Jeff Mills, Denis Sulta, Sherelle, Skream, Eclair Fifi, and more make it clear that the spirit of Fields of Fantasy is electronic. The current bill also lists Jaguar, Ewan McVicar, Sally C, Paranoid London Live, Jess Bays, and DJ Bone.

Event organizer Katie Marshall, said “there will be further announcements in coming weeks of extra activities that our performers will be getting involved with when at the festival, offering a unique festival experience is so important to us! Being our first year we are going to make a statement that shows Fields of Fantasy is here to stay.”

Weekend tickets starting at £109 ($142) are on sale.

Scene from a past Escape edition.

Escape Makes Wales Dance

Escape, the biggest dance event in Wales, UK, returns with a line up including Hannah Wants, Roger Sanchez, Sub Focus, Ben Nicky, Dimension, Bru C and many more.

Escape has become a vital and vibrant part of the rave scene, not just in Wales, over the last 27 years. Taking place at Singleton Park in Swansea, the festival’s bookers mix house, bass and hard house with cutting-edge production, light and sound.

The Escape team behind the event have established themselves as the leading event promoters in Wales over recent years, having previously launched three other successful festivals across the country; Inside Out, Colour Clash and Party At The Park. Also on their 2022 summer line-up is Wales’ largest music festival, In It Together.

Mark Hopkins, head of festivals and live music at Escape Records, said, “We cannot wait to be back where it all began with a monster line-up of hard house, bass and house talents from across the world. There are plenty of old favorites as well as red hot new names which mean this one is going to be more special than ever.”

Tickets starting at £54 ($70) are on sale.

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