A post-Easter lineup roundup from a (tiny) selection of UK and European festivals impressively demonstrates the caliber of amazing artists out on tour again.
All Points East Unveils Final Headliner
Dermont Kennedy is the final headliner for All Points East, which returns to London’s Victoria Park, Aug. 18-28.
The Irish singer/songwriter will headline Sunday, Aug. 28, joined by Olivia Dean, SG Lewis, Aurora, James Vincent McMorrow, Nick Mulvey and more.
Kennedy last performed at APE in 2019. Since then, he’s sold 15 million-plus copies of his debut album Without Fear, earning him a nomination as International Male Solo Artist at the BRITS.
Kennedy completed the lineup of All Points East 2023. Other acts include Stormzy, who’ll curate his own line-up, Aug. 18. The Strokes take the main stage Aug. 25, Haim follow Aug. 28. Jungle will headline on Saturday, Aug. 26, joined by Erykah Badu and others.
Tickets for All Points East, which runs across ten days in total, Aug. 18-28, including the free week of entertainment in-between both weekends, are on sale.
Y Not Festival Reveals More Names for 2023
The second wave of act also includes The Lathums, Sea Girls, Heather Small, The Pigeon Detectives, Mystery Jets, Yonaka, Caity Baser, Ellie Dixon, Panic Shack The Royston Club, Phoebe Green, and more.
They join previously announced The Wombats, Maisie Peters, The Charlatans, Everything Everything, Sophie Ellis Bextor, beabadoobee, Reytons, Jamie Webster, Circa Waves, Kate Nash, KT Tunstall, The Murder Capital, and many, many more.
Y Not managing director Jason Oakley commented, “We’re thrilled to add so many more brilliant names to the line-up this year. There’s so much fresh talent joining our incredible headliners, as well as some Y Not regulars who we can’t wait to welcome back. We’re so grateful for the continued support from everyone – not long to go now!”
Tier 4 weekend camping tickets at £149.50 ($185), plus fees, are on sale, running low.
Tramlines Festival Turns 15
Tramlines Festival is adding names to its 15th anniversary lineup, July 21-23, at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, England.
Richard Ashcroft, DMA’s, Bloc Party, Sea Girls, Circa Waves, The Enemy, plus special guests, Pale Waves, Courteeners, Blossoms, Kate Nash, Katy B, Mae Muller, Spector, Red Rum Club, Dead Pony, Lizzie Esau, Rumbi Tauro, Amaroun, Jetski, Delilah Bon, Paul Heaton and Jaquie Abbott, Kaiser Chiefs, Sugababes, Reverend and the Makers, Ella Henderson, The Zutons plus special guests, Professor Green, Black Honey are just the tip of the iceberg.
The comedy program features Jonathan Pie, Scott Bennett, Raul Kohli, Paul Smith, Tom Wrigglesworth, John Hastings, Matt Reed, Danny McLoughlin, Omid Djalili, Nina Gilligan, among many others.
Tier 5 weekend tickets from £140 ($173) plus fees, and day tickets from £60 ($74) are on sale.
Caroline Polacheck To Headline Wide Awake
Wide Awake, London’s self-proclaimed “celebration of independent music and counter-culture,” returns to the capital’s Brockwell Park, May 27.
Caroline Polachek will headline the event, joined on the bill by Alex G, Shygirl, Daniel Avery, Coucou Chloe, Blondeshell, Arooj Aftab, Black Country, New Road, Joy Orbison, Los Bitchos, Viagra Boys, Warmduscher, Wasted Youth, and many more.
GA tier two tickets are on sale, starting at £59.50 ($74.25).
Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Anna At Family Piknik
Family Piknick, recently voted #57 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Festivals, returns to Frontignan, South of France, right on the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 5-6.
Carl Cox (Hybrid Live), Adam Beyer, Ben Böhmer, ANNA, Margaret Dygas, Josh Wink, Raresh, Patrice Bäumel, Fumiya Tanaka, tINI b2b Anthea, lead a lineup that includes more of the finest acts house and techno currently have to offer.
Carl Cox will bring out some of his favorite artists, including Christopher Coe, Hannes Bieger, and Marc Romboy on the main stage, where the Sunday will be dedicated entirely to live music, from artists including Popof & Space 92, Joplyn, and Family Piknik founders Tom Pooks and Joy Kitikonti.
Romania’s Raresh will be one of the highlights on the newly added second stage, as will Margaret Dygas, and “living legend” Fumiya Tanaka. Gene on Earth, Man/ipulate, Illi & Nikizi, Mood Gorning & Albanø and several other French support acts will spread the finest underground music over the weekend.
The promoters also added a Family Camp, settled next to the festival, with the Mediterranean sea just a few minutes away.
Festival founder Tom Pooks commented, “This venue sticks to our values and initial concept, with a wide open terrain, trees and nature all around. It’s just only 10 minutes away from Montpellier by train and next to the Mediterranean sea. The perfect summer spot!”
Tickets for Family Piknik 2023, including glamping options, are on sale.
Core festival presented its full lineup for its second edition, May 27-28, at Osseghem Park in Brussels, Belgium.
Amaliah, Benny the Butcher, Suze Ijó, Caballero & JeanJass, Dino Lenny, and more join the previously announced Angèle, Moderat, alt-J, NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Little Simz, Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Channel Tres, Pusha T, PinkPantheress and Honey Dijon.
Tickets for Core Festival, a collaboration between Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter, are on sale, starting at €82 ($89), including fees, for a day ticket, and €147 ($160) for a weekend ticket.
Montreux Jazz Festival Reveals Lineup
Montreux Jazz Festival returns to the shoreline of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, June 30-July 15, with a lineup that features Bob Dylan, Sam Smith, Lil Nas X, Janelle Monáe, Norah Jones, Lionel Richie, Chilly Gonzales, Christine And The Queens, Mark Ronson, Maluma, Simply Red, Wet Leg, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Loyle Carner, Jacob Collier, Iggy Pop, Ava Max, Freya Ridings, Caroline Polachek, Chris Isaak, and many more.
Tickets for the 57th edition of this prestigious Swiss festival are on sale.
Down The Rabbit Hole Adds 24
Down The Rabbit Hole returns to the Green Hills holiday park in Beuningen, The Netherlands, June 30–July 2, with a XL Lineup.
Fred again.., Stromae, Paolo Nutini, Ben Howard, The Blaze, IDLES, Joey Bada$$, Jacob Collier, slowthai, Selah Sue, Sofi Tukker, The Whitest Boy Alive, Horace Andy & Dub Asante Band ft. Matic Horns, Naaz, The Murder Capital, Sleaford Mods, Weval, Working Men’s Club, had been announced earlier.
This already impressive list is joined by Ambu Bambu, Barker (live), Bradley Zero, Interstellar Funk, mad miran, Odette, Perdu, and more.
Down The Rabbit Hole 2023 is sold out.