Following the enormous success of its debut this September, independent south London festival Wide Awake will return in 2022, this time as an expanded two day event across the weekend, May 27th – 28th. Organizers also unveils the first confirmed acts, including headliners – acclaimed electronic act Bicep and legendary Primal Scream.

Wide Awake festival London 2021

In a saturated London festival market, Wide Awake stands out from the crowd by virtue of its true independence and with an emphasis on quality production, affordability and diversity at its core. The second edition will bring together an even bigger array of leftfield, lauded artists you’d be hard pressed to find at any other festival in the city. There’s something for everyone: genres span alternative, post-punk, electronica, techno, jazz, and more, united by a progressive streak and proudly independent attitude.

Topping the bill on the brand new, electronic-focussed day is Belfast duo Bicep. Famed for their kaleidoscopic sets that encompass house, trance and classic rave sounds coupled with breathtaking light shows, they lead a Friday’s lineup, which also including legendary polymath producer Caribou, Leon Vynehall, Elkka and Call Super, with more yet to be announced.

The second festival day will build on the inaugural Wide Awake’s emphasis on the most exciting guitar bands and alternative sounds around. Saturday’s lineup is star studded with both UK and international acts, including Connan Mockasin, Floating Points, The Comet Is Coming, Faye Webster, Overmono, Kevin Morby and many more. Headlining the evening will be Scottish rock outfit Primal Scream, who will play their iconic, era-defining album Screamadelica in full, for the first time in a decade.

Wide Awake festival 2022 will take place in London’s Brockwell Park on May 27th and 28th. General tickets are already available to purchase, starting at £39.50.

First confirmed names:
FRIDAY: Alewya, Bicep, Caribou, Call Super, Elkka, Grove, Leon Vynehall, Loraine James, Louise Chen, Mandy, Indiana, Optimo, Working Men’s Club

SATURDAY: Altin Gün, Automatic, Billy Nomates, Boy Harsher, Chubby & The Gang, Coco Maria, Connan Mockasin, Fat White Family, Fatoumata Diawara, Faye Webster, Floating Points, Kampire, Kevin Morby, Overmono (Live), Primal Scream: Screamadelica full album performance, Special Interest, Surfbort, Sweeping Promises, The Comet Is Coming, Tropical Fuckstorm, Unschooling, Yard Act

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