UK/Euro Lineups: Rock En Seine & Hurricane Anniversaries, More Headliners For APE & Sziget

The latest roundup of Europe’s and the U.K.’s festivals features some of the biggest names in international touring.

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General view from Rock en Seine Festival on August 28, 2022 in Saint-Cloud, France. (Photo by David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns)


Rock en Seine Turns 20

Rock en Seine has announced a stellar lineup worthy of its 20th anniversary, taking place Aug. 23-27 at Domaine National de Saint-Cloud in the west of Paris, France.

Taking the headline slots are Billie Eilish, Placebo, Florence + The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, and The Strokes. They’re joined by Girl in Red, Tove Lo, Christine and the Queens, boygenius, Fever Ray, Charlotte De Witte, L’Impératrice, Tamino, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Altin Gün, Dry Cleaning, Amyl and the Sniffers, Bonobo, Foals, Wet Leg,
Angel Olsen, Nova Twins, The Murder Capital, and many more.

Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, said the 20th edition of Rock es Seine, has “reestablished itself as one of Europe’s leading festivals.”

Matthieu Ducos, GM at Rock en Seine Festival, said, “20 years already since 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.”

Last year’s Rock en Seine brought together 150,000 fans for its biggest program to date, which features Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kraftwerk, Jamie xx, and others.

Tickets for this year’s 20th anniversary edition are on sale. 1-day tickets start at €55 ($60), 2-day tickets are available for €129 ($140), and 3-day tickets for €175 ($190).

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Atmosphere at last year’s premiere of Cala Mijas Festival in Malaga, Spain. (Picture by Sharon Lopez)


Huge Lineup For 2nd Cala Mijas

Cala Mijas is gearing up for its second edition in Malaga, Spain, Aug. 31–Sept. 2.

The already announced The Strokes, Florence + The Machine, Foals, Arcade Fire, and The Blaze, are joined by Idles, Arca, Moderat, Slowthai, Charlie Cunningham, José Gonzalez, and more.

Cala Mijas is promoted by Last Tour, which also owns the Bilbao BBK Live, BIME, and MEO Kalorama event brands, among others. The promoter recently joined B Corp, a company that evaluates and verifies the sustainability efforts of various organizations.

Cala Mijas, for instance, operates a recycling and waste management system. Its energy efficiency measures include free drinking water on the premises, and services connected to a chemical-free network. The festival also promotes sustainable transportation, gender equality and offers prevention and awareness programs against sexual harassment.

Full festival tickets start at €150 ($163) until March 29, which is also when day tickets become available, starting at €65 ($70).

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The site of IMS Dalt Vila: a 2,500-year-old former fort in the middle of Ibiza’s old town. (Picture courtesy of IMS)

IMS Dalt Vila Returns

The world-renowned International Music Summit (IMS) announced the return of IMS Dalt Vila, which will close the 14th edition of the three-day summit on Friday, April 28.

The lineup features Camelphat, Anna, Pete Tong B2b Kölsch, Ida Engberg B2b Marshall Jefferson, Layla Benitez B2b Jellybean Benitez, Jaguar B2b Taahliah, and this year’s winner of Pete Tong’s DJ Academy, who will be unveiled during IMS.

IMS Dalt Vila takes place in the old town of Ibiza at the 2,500-year-old former fort of Dalt Vila, now a world heritage site, providing spectacular views of the Catedral de Eivissa with panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea.

Tickets for the IMS closing event start at €60 ($65). There are discounts for IMS badge holders.

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Nick Cave at last year’s premiere of MEO Kalorama in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. (Picture by Pedro Francisco).


MEO Kalorama Part 2

Speaking of Last Tour, MEO Kalorama also just revealed the first wave of artists to perform at the Parque de Bela Vista in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 31–Sept. 2.

It includes Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, The Blaze, Foals, Amyl And The Sniffers, Metronomy, Aphex Twin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Slowthai, Lil Yachty, Belle & Sebastien, Pongo, M83, and others.

It will be the second edition of MEO Kalorama, introducing a dedicated electronic music stage dubbed Panorama, where Ben Ufo, Bundino, Call Super B2B Anz, Phoebe, John Talabot, Gazzi, Denmark, Moxie, Peach, Nicolas Lutz, Tijana T, and more are scheduled to perform.

Three-day festival passes start at €145 ($157) plus fees.

See: Nick Cave At Meo Kalorama Debut

Justin Bieber amidst a sea of people at last year’s Sziget. (Picture courtesy of Sziget)


Sziget Adds Names

Sziget followed up its first wave of huge lineup announcements with more big names: Mumford & Sons, Lorde, Macklemore, and more join previously announced Billie Eilish, David Guetta, Florence + The Machine, and Imagine Dragons.

Sziget 2023 takes place Aug. 10-15 on the island of freedom, Óbudai, in Budapest, Hungary. The latest lineup announcement also features Loyle Carner, Bonobo, Tale Of Us, girl in red, Yung Lean, Confidence Man, The Aces, Lucie Antunes, Coloray, SG Lewis, Sleaford Mods, and many more.

See: 450,000 Across Six Days At Hungary’s Sziget

Sziget CEO Tamás Kádár said the list of main stage headliners was now complete. In addition to the music program, he highlighted other important developments for this year’s festival, including measures taken to tackle problems caused by last year’s drought, which has affected large parts of mainland Europe.

Kádár explained, “First, our art project ‘Art of Freedom’ will return to Sziget in 2023, visually enriching the festival grounds with eye-catching, thought-provoking artworks and spatial installations. We will address the problem of last year’s unusual drought with different measures. We ‘re-vegetated’ our island at the end of last year to address the deficiencies in the grass caused by the drought. We are working to ensure that we can provide continuous irrigation with water from the Danube River in the event of a drought. In addition, we are using a new dust prevention method throughout the festival site, using humidity to create a slightly damp layer on the ground to prevent dust from becoming airborne.”

Tickets for Sziget 2023 are on sale. Day tickets start at €75 ($80), full festival tickets start at €349 ($379).

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The main stager of Paléo Festival Nyon in Switzerland. (Picture by Anne Colliard)


BEP Open Paléo

Paléo Festival has unveiled an impressive list of names for its 2023 edition in Nyon, Switzerland, July 18-23.

It features Black Eyed Peas, who will open the festival on the Tuesday, and Indochine, who’ll close things out on the Sunday. Between that, some 50,000 visitors per day will be treated to sets by Rosalía, Martin Garrix, Placebo, Aya Nakamura, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix, Sigur Rós, Interpol, Shaka Ponk, Lomepal, Damso, Jain, Ibrahim Maalouf, and many more.

All genres of music are represented at Paléo, and this year’s Village du Monde (world music stage) will honor the musical heritage of Brazil. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 29.

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Some atmosphere from last year’s Hurricane Festival. (Picture by Christoph Eisenmenger)


Hurricane & Southside Almost Complete

The lineups for German twin festivals Hurricane and Southside, June 16-18, are almost complete, with one headliner still to come.

Whoever it turns out to be, they will be joining Muse, Billy Talent, Placebo, Queens Of The Stone Age, as well as German superstars Die Ärzte, Kraftklub, Casper, and Peter Fox.

New additions include Kaleo, Two Door Cinema Club, James Bay, Chvrches, Wanda, Sleaford Mods, Lola Marsh, Lilly Palmer, and others. The final wave of artists to play Hurricane/Southside 2023 will follow soon, according to promoter FKP Scorpio.

2023 marks the 25th edition of Hurricane, which takes pace in Scheeßel, and the 23rd edition of Southside in Neuhausen ob Eck. Tickets, starting at €119 ($129) per day and €259 ($280) for the full festival, are on sale on the events respective websites.

See: 150,000 At Hurricane/Southside 2022

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BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 24: Fans attend the first day of Lollapalooza Berlin 2022 at Olympiagelaende on September 24, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pedro Becerra/Getty Images).

Lollapalooza Berlin Completes Lineup

Lollapalooza Berlin has completed its 2023 lineup by adding Mumford & Sons, Macklemore, Jason Derulo, and more.

The Blaze, Lil Yachty, Sam Fender, Chase Atlantic, are also part of the latest lineup wave, joining previously announced Imagine Dragons, David Guetta, Zara Larrson, Lost Frequencies, Alexander Marcus, Rina Sawayama, Bilderbuch, and others.

Lollapalooza returns to Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park Sept. 9-10. Standard two-day tickets are currently priced at €189.

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Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson of Jungle perform during a concert at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany, on May 25, 2022. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns)


Jungle To Headline All Points East

All Points East (APE) unveiled the next headliner for its 2023 edition, Jungle, who will be performing at Victoria Park in their hometown London on Aug. 26.

They are joined on the day by Erykah Badu, Folamour, Badbadnotgood, 070 Shake, Charlotte Day Wilson, Lil Silva, Ragz Originale, and Pretty Girl.

Jungle are the fourth APE headliners so far. Stormzy will curate and headline an entire day, Aug. 18, The Strokes will take over the main stage on Aug. 25, followed by HAIM on Aug. 28, closing the festival.

All Points East spans two weekends, Aug. 18-28, connected by a week of free entertainment for the public and Victoria Park community, dubbed In The Neighbourhood. Saturday, Aug. 19, is curated by another London festival, Field Day.

Tickets are on sale. General admission tickets start from £49.95 ($61) plus booking fees, VIP tickets are available from £99.95 ($123) plus fees.

See: Stormzy Takes Over All Points East 2023

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The Great Oak main stage at BST Hyde Park.

BST: Guests For Billy Joel & Blackpink Unveiled

BST Hyde Park Promoter AEG Presents has unveiled the guests, who will join Blackpink on July 2, and Billy Joel on July 7, respectively.

Joel will be joined by his friend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Hall, who will make his Hyde Park debut this summer – before playing London’s Eventim Apollo two days later.

Meanwhile, Blackpink will be joined by Sabrina Carpenter, The Rose, Caity Baser, and Mae Stephens, with more to be announced.

So far, the lineup of BST Hyde Park features headliners P!nk (June 24-25), Guns N’ Roses (June 30), Take That (July 1), Blackpink (July 2) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (July 6-8), and Billy Joel (July 7).

Tickets are on sale.

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