UK/Euro Lineups: Rosalía At Roskilde, Black Eyed Peas At Tinderbox, Wu Tang Clan & Nas At Parklife & More

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Rosalía at Roskilde Festival 2019. The Spanish singer returns as superstar headliner in 2023. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns)

The UK and Euro festival season is shaping up nicely, with more and more huge names added to various lineups this summer.

Roskilde 2023: Here’s To Another 50 Years

Roskilde in Denmark, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022, has announced 34 new acts for this year’s edition, June 24–July 1, including Rosalía, Lil Nas X, Central Cee, Fever Ray, Glorilla, and J.I.D.

They join previously announced Blur, Burna Boy, Christine & The Queens, Japanese Breakfast, Rina Sawayama, and more.

For U.S. rappers Lil Nas X and Glorilla it’ll mark the first time performing in Denmark. Rosalía already performed at Roskilde in 2019. Roskilde Festival’s head of program, Anders Wahrén, said, “Rosalía’s reach and impact have grown exponentially since her last appearance at Roskilde Festival, and we now welcome one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Lil Nas X is a groundbreaking role model for minorities around the world. His show at the Orange Stage is poised to be a rainbow-colored party.”

Full festival and day tickets, as well as other options, are available on Roskilde’s website.

See: Impact International 2022 Honoree Signe Lopdrup, CEO of Roskilde

The massive Tinderbox crowd. (Picture by Morten Rygaard)

Huge Names For Tinderbox & NorthSide

A much younger Danish event, Tinderbox, launched in 2015 in the city of Odense, also announced huge names for its 2023 edition, June 22-24.

Black Eyed Peas, Lukas Graham, Mimi Webb, Cat Burns, and Dylan, are among the 19 latest additions. They join the already announced Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maroon 5 and George Ezra.

The lineups for Tinderbox’s three main stages – Red Stage, Blue Stage, Tent Stage – is almost complete. The bill for the electronic stage Magicbox will be announced in early spring.

Tinderbox is promoted by Down The Drain Group. Tickets are on sale.

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Nick Cave at NorthSide 2022. (Picture by Gosha Rubchinskiy)

And since all good things come in threes, let’s continue with another Danish event, NorthSide, also promoted by Down The Drain Group, which returns to Eskelunden in Aarhus, June 1-3.

Sam Fender, Pusha T, Lukas Graham, Yemi Alade, MEDUZA, Nothing But Thieves, Marten Hørger have been newly announced. They join Muse, NxWorries, the supergroup created by Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, The 1975, LP, and First Aid Kit.

Tickets are available now.

See: Danish Down The Drain Group Celebrates Festival Success With Tinderbox And Northside

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Stormzy at V Festival in England. The rap star will take the stage at Rock Werchter 2023.

Stormzy Joins Rock Werchter Lineup

Stormzy has joined the lineup of Rock Werchter 2023. He’ll perform at the Belgian mega festival on day one, June 29, when he’ll be joined by Stromae, The 1975, Sam Fender, Iggy Pop, Anna Calvi, and many more.

All the acts already confirmed for Rock Werchter 2023, in alphabetical order: The 1975, Amenra, Arctic Monkeys, Aurora, Baby Queen, The Black Keys, Ethan Bortnick, Anna Calvi, Cavetown, Christine and the Queens, City And Colour, Jacob Collier, Compact Disk Dummies, Dope Lemon, The Driver Era, Editors, Sam Fender, Fever Ray, Fred again.., Gabriels, Liam Gallagher, GAYLE, Adekunle Gold, The Haunted Youth, Hot Milk, Ben Howard, The HU, Interpol, The Interrupters, J.I.D, Kelsy Karter & The Heroines, Dean Lewis, Lil Nas X, Lovejoy, The Lumineers, Machine Gun Kelly, MEROL, Pip Millett, Muse, Nova Twins, The Opposites, Oscar and The Wolf, Paolo Nutini, Picture This, Iggy Pop, PUP, Puscifer, Queens of the Stone Aga, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Röyksopp, Xavier Rudd, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Sigur Rós, slowthai, Spoon, Squid, Stormzy, Stromae, Tamino, Touché Amoré, Wardruna, Warhaus and Mimi Webb.

Rock Werchter 2023 will take place June 29-July 2. Tickets are on sale.

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Capturing the family-friendly atmosphere at Truck Festival.

‘Fun & Mischief’ At Truck Festival

Moving from mainland Europe to UK, next up is Truck Festival, which has announced a mammoth first wave of artists for its 2023 return to Hill Farm in Oxford, England, July 21-23.

Headliners Royal Blood, Alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club, and The Wombats lead a bill that also features Self Esteem, Beabadoobee, The Vaccines, Circa Waves, Maisie Peters, Dma’s, Pale Waves, Everything Everything, The Lathums, Kate Nash, We Are Scientists, Crawlers, The Beths, Squid, and many more.

Royal Blood said they had already been booked to perform at Truck in 2021, which got canceled for well-known reasons, and that they “can’t wait to finally head to Oxfordshire and headline Truck Festival this summer! Expect a party.”

Two Door Cinema Club performed at Truck Festival in 2009. In a statement, the band relived the experience: “We got led astray by Ash and then one of us (who shall not be named) threw up in a graveyard. Our next appearance was a few years ago to headline and it was amazing to see how much the festival had grown. We have such fond memories of both times and we’re excited to see what our third appearance has in store.”

Truck Festival turned 25 last year. Festival manager Lily Brimble commented, “We’re still buzzing, all these months later, at just how great it was to be back with our Truck Festival family in 2022 after so long away – and it’s why we’re even more excited to reveal this year’s lineup.

“Truck 2023 feels like a perfect coming-together of the bands and voices we love. It’s the Truck audience that makes the weekend so special, and we can’t wait to see everyone again this July! Get ready for some fun and mischief!”

The general sale for Truck Festival 2023 begins tomorrow, Feb. 3.

See: Truck Festival UK Raised $135,000 For Charity

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Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan (left), and Nas perform during the “New York State of Mind” tour at Oakland Arena, Oct. 1, 2022. They’re brining the show to the UK this year. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Wu Tang Clan & Nas At Parklife

Wu Tang Clan & Nas are bringing their NY State Of Mind show to the UK for the first time, and it will be on the stage of Parklife, which goes down at Heathon Park, Manchester, June 10-11.

Also on the Parklife 2023 bill are The 1975, Aitch, who’ll perform a UK festival exclusive, Fred Again.., The Prodigy, Little Simz, Skrillex, Nxworries, Becky Hill, Raye, Peggy Gou, Slowthai, Rudimental (Live), Carl Cox, and many more, who will perform across Parklife’s ten stages.

Promoter Live Nation stated that today’s pre-sale demand was at a record-breaking high with over 200,000 people registered. The general sale starts tomorrow, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. GMT.

See: Wu-Tang Clan & Nas Announce Co-Headlining ‘NY State Of Mind Tour’

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Mainstage Festivals have secured a very scenic festival site in Dhermi, Albania.

Albanian Festival Triple

UK company Mainstage Festivals, which specializes in overseas events, has launched a third festival on its Albanian site in Dhermi in partnership with LWE.

It is called SISO and is scheduled for Sept. 14-20. A lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but the brand partners that will curate the stages at the festival have. They include Swedish label Drumcode, Scottish imprint FLY, Ibiza’s party brand Amnesia presents Pyramid, and others.

While no names have been revealed, the musical genres will range from tech-house to disco to garage to melodic techno – “as long as it’s groovy, fun and fresh, it’ll be showcased,” according to a promoter statement.

SISO is the third event by Mainstage Festivals on the breathtakingly scenic Dhermi site. The others are Kala, June 31-July 7, and ION, Sept. 6-13, both of which have announced artists already.

Kala’s eclectic lineup ranges from Afrobeat band Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, to the funk and disco of Harvey Sutherland, to a solid DJ front made up of Fabio & Grooverider, Channel One Sound System, Willikens & Ivkovic, and many more.

The latest additions to the Kala lineup include Nu Genea Live (live), Spirit Of Sundaze Ensemble (live), Daphni, Paranoid London, and Joy Orbison.

Last but not least, there’s ION, which launched last year, and returns for what promoters have described as “seven days of cutting-edge music.”

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Scene from the inaugural ION 2022. (Photography by Daisy Denham)

Confirmed for ION 2023 are, in alphabetical order, Adam Shelton, Alexia Glensy, Altin Boshnjaku, Andy Luff, B. Love, Ceylan Goksel, Craig Richards, Dan Shake, Dixon, DJ Boring, Elise, KT, Leo Lumezi, Madam X, Margaret Dygas, Pandaudio, Raresh, Saoirse, Shaqdi Sofia Kourtesis, Tim Reaper, Zag Erlat, and many more.

ION’s promotions and marketing director Jeff Gray commented, “We are incredibly excited to be returning to the shores of Dhërmi for the second edition of ION Festival in September. Building on the success of our inaugural year, we plan to build on our core values – Dance, Explore, Connect – through our continued dedication to a programme of high calibre underground DJs, many of whom play multiple extended sets, unique wellness and cultural experiences and integration with the budding local atmosphere of Dhërmi. It’s more than just a music festival, but a destination holiday experience unto itself. We cannot wait to return for seven more days in paradise, all soundtracked by the very best electronic music on offer.”

All of Mainstage’s events are described as more than just music festivals, but rather, as Gray put it, a “destination holiday experience.” There are all sorts of side activities, cultural experiences, and wellness treatments available, and tickets are sold in holiday packages including five-star accommodation, if chosen.

Tickets for SISO, Kala, and ION are on sale.

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