Written by Sophie Wyatt
2022 is the year of the festival. As the music scene returns to (certainly a new) normal, our live gigs and festivals are back! With Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary finally going ahead after two years, it’s got people thinking, what other festivals are out there? Let’s take a look at some of the other festivals you do not want to miss this summer.
All Points East
Date: 19th-28th August 2022
Location: Victoria Park, London, UK
All Points East is BACK! And clearly better than ever. The beloved London festival returns this year with 6 dates, full to the brim of new, classic and iconic acts. This collection of days will also include Field Day Festival which partnered with All Points East last year to add to an already incredible weekend. As the festival continues to grow, so does our love for it. With something for everyone, you will find the perfect day for you (if you haven’t already booked off the whole week for it like us).
Lineup: Gorillaz, Idles, The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, Tame Impala, FKJ, Fleet Foxes, Disclosure, James Blake, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & More
In It Together
Date: 3rd-5th June 2022
Location: Margam, Wales, UK
This game-changing event comes from festival juggernauts Escape Records, who are experts in their field with many years of experience as well as some of Wales’ biggest and best festivals behind them. Set across 8 stages of diverse music, In It Together is a festival for everyone, young and old, no matter the race, gender or sexuality, with luxury camping options, a dedicated campsite for 16-17-year-olds, a separate quieter campsite for those who want to relax, as well as a louder campsite for the real party animals.
Lineup: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Two Door Cinema Club, Clean Bandit (Live), The Vaccines, The Editors, Tinie Tempah, Roger Sanchez, Dan Shake, Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry & More
The One In The Woods
Date: 3rd-4th June 2022
Location: Liverpool, UK
2021 was the debut for Liverpool’s community-minded The One In The Woods, but it set a dizzyingly high standard with next level production, sound and a warm, friendly and up for it crowd. It is the work of The One Promotions, an experienced and accomplished group of friends who promoted many events across Liverpool and Manchester. Now they bring together the two cities at this titanic event with four stages covering all aspects of techno and drum and bass in real style.
Lineup: Nastia, Luke Slater, Daria Kolosova, FRAZI.ER
, Dax J, Fatima Hajji, Perc, SPFDJ, A.M.C, DJ Hazard, Kings of the Rollers, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Kenny Ken, The Prototypes, Dillinja
Date: 3rd-7th July 2022
Location: Zrce, Pag Island, Croatia
After two years away due to the pandemic, July 3rd to 7th 2022 will see Hideout Festival pull out all the stops to serve up a long-awaited 10th edition of the festival like no other. 12 years after kick-starting the clubbing revolution that has since unfolded on the gorgeous beaches of Croatia, Hideout continues to lead from the front with five fantastic stages of diverse music.
Lineup: Camelphat, Sonny Fodera, Andy C, Jamie Jones, Jayda G, Eats Everything, Skream, Sam Divine, HAAi, Horse Meat Disco, Sherelle, Shy FX, TSHA, Bad Boy Chiller Crew & more.
We Are FSTVL
Date: 6th-7th August 2022
Location: London, UK
We Are FSTVL returns to its spiritual home at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, affectionately known as The Airfield of Dreams. Celebrating the very best in House, Urban, Bass, Techno and Drum & Bass, the UK’s biggest independent dance festival aims to make 2022’s edition the best yet.
Lineup: Andy C, Armand Van Helden, The Blessed Madonna, Bru-C, Craig David TS5, Jamie Jones, High Contrast, Marco Carola, Michael Bibi, Rudimental DJ, Shy FX, Sonny Fodera & more
Love Saves The Day
Date: 2ng-3rd June 2022
Location: Bristol, UK
Kicking off the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend, this year’s Love Saves the Day festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Playing host to live sets from both headliners Chase & Status and Bicep, and taking place over Bank Holiday Thursday 2nd and Bank Holiday Friday 3rd June, the festival’s diverse offering of fresh talent and towering names will play across 10 stages at its new home, Bristol’s iconic Ashton Court.
Lineup: Bicep, Kurupt FM, Caroline Polachek, Young T &Bugsey, Ray BLK, Folamour AV