UK/Euro Lineups: Foo Fighters Exclusive, Billie Eilish In Paris, Meek Mill Rolls Loud & More
Foo Fighters At Rock am Ring/Rock Im Park
Rock am Ring and Rock Im Park have announced their final headliners: Foo Fighters. The two performances at Germany’s twin festivals, June 2-4, will be their only headline appearances in Europe this year.
The two concerts will mark Foo Fighters’ first performances in Germany since five years. They last headlines RaR/RiP in 2018.
This means that the headliners for all three festival days are now set. Aside from Foo Fighters, who will play at Ring June 2, and at Park June 4, Kings of Leon (Ring, June 3 & Park, June 2) and Die Toten Hosen (Ring, June 4 & Park, June 3) lead the bill.
Other confirmed artists include Rise Against, Limp Bizkit, Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch, Tenacious D, Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon, Machine Gun Kelly, as well as German prime acts K.I.Z, Thees Uhlmann, Apache 207, Kontra K, and many more.
A range of different tickets is now on sale via both festivals’ respective websites (Ring/Park).
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Rock En Seine Turns 20
Rock en Seine celebrates its 20th anniversary, Aug. 23-27, at Domaine National de Saint-Cloud on the outskirts of Paris, France, and this year’s lineup should make for a grand party.
Billie Eilish, Placebo, The Chemical Brothers, Florence + The Machine, and The Strokes have been announced as headliners, and they’ll be supported by a host of high-calibre acts.
Billie Eilish, who headlines Aug. 23, comes with special guests Girl in Red, Tove Lo, and Hannah Grae. Placebo will bring special guests Fever Ray, Turnstile, and Bertrand Belin on Friday, Aug. 25. There’s no festival on Aug. 24.
The Chemical Brothers and Florence + The Machine co-headline on Aug. 26, with special guests Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tamino, Charlotte De Witte, and Dry Cleaning. Sunday, Aug. 27, belongs to The Strokes and special guests Foals, Angel Olsen, Wet Leg, The Murder Capital, and Flavien Berger.
More acts are to be announced, according to promoter AEG Presents. Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, said, “Rock en Seine continues to go from strength to strength with the team delivering another amazing line up. It is celebrating its 20th anniversary having reestablished itself as one of Europe’s leading festivals.”
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Festival GM Matthieu Ducos GM added, “20 years already we started the show. We are very proud of the journey so far but the best is yet to come. After a very successful returning 2022 edition we are very excited about the lineup for this year mixing the very best of the new pop stars and historic rock bands the fans have been longing to see for years.”
One, two, and three-day tickets are now on sale.
Rock Werchter Adds 50
50 new names have been added to the already star-studded bill of Rock Werchter Festival, scheduled to go down June 29-July 2 at the Festivalpark in Werchter, Belgium.
The list includes Lil Nas X, Liam Gallagher, Iggy Pop, Ben Howard and more, who join already confirmed The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Aurora, The Black Keys, Christine and the Queens, Editors, Liam Gallagher, The Lumineers, Muse, Paolo Nutini, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rüfüs du Sol, Sigur Rós, slowthai, Stromae, and many more.
Promoter Live Nation informs that “about two thirds of the line-up has been revealed so far, with more on the way.”
Belgium’s biggest music festival won the Green Operations Award at last week’s European Festival Awards ceremony in Groningen, Netherlands. Tickets for Rock Werchter 2023 are on sale via ticketmaster.be.
Rolling Loud Unveils Portugal Lineup
Rolling Loud has added to this year’s lineup for its Portuguese edition, July 5-7, which will be headlined by Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, and Meek Mill.
Kodak Black, Latto, Lil Durk, Central Cee, Lil Uzi Vert, and D-Block Europe are among those newly confirmed. Tickets will be available Thursday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. GMT, with a limited pre-sale available from 10 a.m.
Rolling Loud Portugal 2023 is a major pillar in the brand’s massive international expansion. The year kicks off with Rolling Loud Thailand 2023, the first-ever event in Asia, at Legend Siam in Pattaya, April 13-15. Portugal is one of three European Rolling Loud events in the summer. The other two are the first-ever Rolling Loud Germany and Rolling Loud Rotterdam, the second Rolling Loud event in The Netherlands, headlined by Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar.
Rolling Loud California returns to Los Angeles, March 3-5, headlined by Travis Scott, Future, and Playboi Carti. The brand’s flagship event, Rolling Loud Miami 2023, returns for the eighth time in July. Lineup announcements for these festivals are to follow.
While sitting down with Pollstar for a 2021 cover story, Rolling Loud co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Singler spoke of expanding the festival brand across the globe.
APE Announces First Names
All Points East, taking place across two weekends at London’s Victoria Park, has announced The Strokes as headliners on Friday, Aug. 25.
The New York rock icons, who first played All Points East in 2019, lead a bill that also features Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl In Red, Amyl And The Sniffers, Angel Olsen, Black Midi, Julie, Hotwax, and Nieve Ella.
So far, All Points East has only unveiled one other act to perform at the festival the Friday before, Aug. 18: Stormzy, who will curate the entire day himself. Dubbed “This Is What We Mean Day,” referring to Stormzy’s third album, not much else is known apart from the fact that Stormzy will be headlining a bill featuring his favorite artists, from up-and-comers to superstars, and perform with a full live band.
Day tickets, multi-day tickets, group tickets, and payment plans are available on All Points East’s website.
Martin Garrix & Steve Aoki at Summerburst
When Summerburst returns to Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2-3, it will be headlined by Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.
Infected Mushroom, Icona Pop, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more will also perform. Summerburst founder Anders Boström commented, “We listen to our visitors and Martin Garrix has been among the most requested names for a few years now, so we’re really excited to be able to welcome him to Summerburst. We also want our visitors to experience and fall in love with new music and we’ve selected some hot newcomers who have stepped up on the electronic scene over the past year.”
He also said, the festival area would be further developed, while last year’s gaming area is set to return. Said Boström, “We are delighted that so many visitors and players in gaming and e-sports appreciated our new venture. This summer we want to give it even more space and we are currently looking at how we can strengthen the link between live music and gaming.”
Tickets for Summerburst 2023 go on sale Jan. 26
Blur & Wizkid Go With The Flow
Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland, announced the next wave of names, which is led by Blur and Wizkid. Tove Lo, Moderat, Sudan Archives, and many more have also been confirmed for the Aug. 11-13 event.
The new names join a bill that already includes FKA twigs, Caroline Polachek, Suede, Devo, Amyl & The Sniffers, as well as Finnish talent such as Sexmane, Ege Zulu, Olavi Uusivirta, and others.
Travis Scott & 50 Cent In London
Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park, London, July 7-9, has announced the first wave of artists, which includes Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, D-Block Europe, and special guest 50 Cent.
The festival’s name sponsor this year is U.S. consumer goods giant gopuff. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. GMT. The presale for Three customers as well as Barclaycard customers is already on.
Love Saves The Day Returns To Bristol
Bristol’s Love Saves the Day Festival has announced its first names for 2023, when it will take over Ashton Court Estate May 27-28.
Fatboy Slim and Years And Years headline a bill that also features Kelis, SG Lewis, Andy C, and many more. Tickets are on sale.
First Names For Kew The Music
Kew The Music, which runs July 11-16 at Kew Gardens in London, England, announced its first shows for 2023, featuring performances from Jack Savoretti, The Human League, Haçienda Classiçal, and Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Further acts will be announced in due course for the renowned week-long festival of picnic concerts set in the stunning Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site in South West London. Pre-sale is on tomorrow, from 10 a.m. GMT, general sale begins Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m.