Lana Del Rey Is BST Hyde Park’s Final Headliner
BST Hyde Park has unveiled its final headliner: Lana Del Rey will take The Great Oak stage in London’s most famous park on Sunday, July 9, thereby closing out the festival.
Guests can look forward to the many hits from a catalogue that comprises eight albums, including Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, released in March, Lana Del Rey’s 6th UK number one, and the fastest selling album of 2023 in the UK.
Lana Del Rey joins the previously announced BST headliners P!nk (June 24+25), Guns N’ Roses (June 30), Take That (July 1), Blackpink (July 2), Billy Joel (July 7), and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (July 6+8).
Speaking of which, BST also announced the artists, who will share the bill with the Boss on the two nights. The Chicks formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, will be special guests on both nights, July 6+8, while Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls join the lineup on the first night, and James Bay on the second.
The Lana Del Rey presale signup is available now. The on sale for BST Hyde Park 2023 will begin soon.
Music & Comedy At Latitude
Latitude Festival, which takes place July 20-23 in Henham Park, Suffolk, England, added names the music and comedy lineups for 2023.
Joining the music lineup, which is headlined by Pulp, Paolo Nutini, and George Ezra, are The Mysterines, Mae Stephens, Jeshi, Kingfishr, Katie Gregson-Macleod, Humble the Great, Etta Marcus, Jo Hill, Claud, Michael Aldag, Panic Shack, Bleach Lab, Corella, Max Fulcrum & The Win, Crushed, The Joy Hotel, and LYR.
Across the weekend, a range of established and emerging comedians, cabaret acts and raconteurs will perform at the Comedy Arena and the Outpost of Latitude Festival. Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Sindhu Vee, Celya AB, Myra DuBois, David Morgan, Adam Flood, Ania Magliano, and more have been added to the comedy lineup.
Tier 4 weekend and day tickets for Latitude 2023 are on sale.
Lucca Lineup Complete
Lucca Summer Festival, which returns to Tuscany, Italy, has completed its world-class lineup that’ll take the stage across a month in summer, June 29-July 28.
KISS, with special guests Skid Row, Simply Red, Generation Sex, Bob Dylan, Sigur Rós, Placebo, Norah Jones, OneRepublic, Pat Metheny, Lil Nas X, Checco Zalone, Blur, The Chemical Brothers, Jacob Collier/Snarky Puppy, and Robbie Williams are all part of Lucca’s class of 2023.
The festival’s history boasts some incredible names since its inception in 1998. The Rolling Stones (2017), David Bowie (2002), Elton John (2019), and others.
Sea Star Festival Turns 5
Sea Star Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary, May 19-20, in Umag, Croatia.
Sea Star Festival is the sister event from the makers of Exit in Serbia. Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, Fatboy Slim, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Sven Väth, Hurts, Paul van Dyk, Ofenbach, and more have played it in the past.
Its two main stages are operated by the same production team that responsible for Exit’s legendary Dance Arena.
Full festival tickets for Sea Star Festival 2023 start at €49 ($54) plus fees.
Paradise City Festival Adds Stage
Paradise City Festival returns to Ribaucourt Castle in Perk, Belgium, June 30-July 2, with a selection of quality DJs and live acts across different electronic music genres.
The list includes RY X, Avalon Emerson, Moodymann, Adriatique, Eris Drew B2B Octo Octa, Folamour, VTSS & Nene H, Christian Löffler, Helena Hauff, Palms Trax, Inner City, Max Cooper, Ben UFO, Omar S, and more.
New additions include New Beat producer CJ Bolland, soulful beat connoisseur DTM Funk, Studio Brussel host Jeroen Delodder, Compact Disc Dummies’ DJ alter ego Silver Sisters, and dance music selector Far Out Radio System. All in all, more than 115 artists will perform at Paradise City 2023, including “many key figures of Belgium’s strong local music scene,” according to a press release.
The festival’s Live Stage (previously called Arena Stage) will be upgraded and exclusively dedicated to live acts, leaving the other five stages to the DJs. The biggest stage, the Castle Stage, will receive a facelift, and a brand new sixth dance floor will be added this summer.
Day tickets, starting at €65 ($71) full festival (€139), and camping tickets (€189) for Paradise City Festival 2023 are on sale.
Macklemore At Pukkelpop
Pukkelpop in Hasselt, Belgium, added new names, including Macklemore, who’ll perform on the festival’s main stage on the Sunday, Aug. 20.
Dry Cleaning, Kanine, Bakar, Charlie Sparks, and Destroy Boys have also been added to a lineup that’s led by The Killers, Florence + The Machine, Bonobo, Girl in Red, Reinier Zonneveld (live), Zwangere Guy, ADF Family, Beartooth, Dylan, and Giant Rooks, among others.
Tickets for Pukkelpop 2023 are on sale.
FKA Twigs Cancels Flow Festival Appearance
FKA Twigs has cancelled all her upcoming shows, including her appearance at Flow Festival in Finland, Helsinki, Aug. 11-13.
The good news, some top names have been added to an already impressive lineup. R&B and electronic music star Kelela, and Sweden’s most luminous pop-soul artist Seinabo Sey, join previously announced Lorde, Blur, Wizkid, Christine & The Queens, Tove Lo, Devo, Pusha T, Caroline Polachek, Suede, Moderat, and many more.
1-day (€119), 2-day (€189), and 3-day tickets (€225) are on sale.