7 April 2022

The HUNGER guide to festivals that aren’t Glastonbury 2022

Read on your guide to 2022's biggest and best festivals...

The British summertime means one thing; tepid weather, pints and live music — best done at a festival, of course. Luckily, the nation (and beyond) has some of the best festival offerings in the world, even if you’ve missed out on Glastonbury. Here, we round up the crème de la crème of live music entertainment that you can’t afford to miss this year. Three-day hangover, here we come.

Primavera Sound — Parc Del Fòrum, Barcelona, 2nd – 12th June, 2022

Boasting its best lineup in 20 years, Primavera Sound is celebrating its 20th anniversary rolled over from 2020 and a double weekend to boot! It’s certainly sold us with the likes of Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Tame Impala,  Tyler The Creator,  Grimes, Charli XCX, Gorillaz,  Sky Ferreira,  Little Simz,  Lorde,  Nick Cave,  Jorja Smith and 100s more. It’s also the first large scale festival to put in place a 50 / 50 gender split balance, which it has once achieved again, so props for that too!

The 2022 edition is comprised of two weekends between the 2nd and 12th of June with different lineups, as well as a comprehensive weekday programme in all the different, wonderful venues of Barcelona.

Tickets: Sign up for the waiting list, here.

Field Day — Victoria Park, London, 20th August 2022

Field Day will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this year after championing electronic dance music since 2007. It’s marking the occasion by bringing in one of the genre’s most renowned duos, The Chemical Brothers.

Tickets: Currently available from £70.00, here.

Wireless Festival — Finsbury Park, Crystal Palace, Birmingham, 1st July – 10th July, 2022 

Last week, Wireless Festival — which is taking place at three sites over two weekends — added 20 more acts to its incredible lineup, cementing its presence as Europe’s biggest celebration of Black music. Expect massive names like Cardi B, Sza, Nicki Minaj, Tyler the Creator, Dave, A$AP Rocky, J.Cole, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Little Simz and many more.

Tickets: Currently available to purchase upfront or in monthly instalments, here.

The Great Escape Festival — Brighton, 11th – 14th May, 2022

The UK’s largest new music festival is returning to highlight some of the industry’s most hyped newcomers. Taking to the stage for four days across the seaside destination are the likes of Rebecca Black, The Amazons, Yard Act, Baby Queen, Crawlers, Lola Young and so many more. It’s the festival to get a sense of who’s going to be the next big thing with more than 450 up-and-coming artists across 35+ walkable venues.

Tickets: Currently available from £75, here.

Wilderness Festival — Oxfordshire, 4th – 7th August, 2022

Wilderness isn’t your typical festival, if you’re looking for something a little more wholesome then, you can’t really go wrong here. It’s an award-winning festival of music, food, arts, learning, literature and rejuvenation, all set amongst the picturesque lakes, forests and parkland of Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Estate. This year’s lineup features Underworld, Jungle, Years & Years and Peggy Gou.

Tickets: Purchase tickets upfront or through an instalment plan, here.

Latitude Festival — Henham Park, Suffolk, 21st – 24th July, 2022

Like Wilderness, Latitude has more to offer than just music — there’s everything from film and comedy to literature, theatre and poetry to feast your eyes and ears on. And this year’s lineup isn’t one to miss with the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, Maggie Rogers, amongst others…

Tickets: Purchase tickets upfront or through an instalment plan, here.

Wide Awake Festival — Brockwell Park, London, 27th- 28th May, 2022

While it only launched in 2021, Wide Awake Festival has become known as a hotspot for leftfield talent. This year, highlights include Bicep, Caribou, Primal Scream, Fat White Family and Alex Cameron.

Tickets: Currently available from £35, here.

Mighty Hoopla — Brockwell Park, London, 3rd -4th June, 2022

The LGBTQ+ friendly festival is known for bringing serious fun and even more nostalgia. If you want a blast from the past, just take a gander at the lineup this year, which includes Sugababes, Steps, Anastacia, Jessie Ware, and Cascada.

Tickets: Currently available from £59.50, here.

Creamfields South — Hylands Park, Chelmsford, 2nd – 4th June, 2022

This new 50,000 dance music festival promises an exciting lineup with David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Fatboy Slim all on the lineup.

Tickets: Purchase tickets upfront or through an instalment plan, here.

Parklife — Heaton Park, Manchester, 11th – 12th June, 2022

Manchester’s biggest festival is one of the hottest destinations this year and normally sells out in minutes. There are still some tickets available, so scoop them up — you don’t want to miss Tyler, the Creator, 50 Cent, Megan Thee Stallion, and Jamie XX.

Tickets: Certain tickets are available here, or through select resale providers.

All Points East — Victoria Park, London, 19th – 28th August, 2022

The East London festival returns with another genre-defining lineup comprising Tame Impala, The National, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and more.

Tickets: Available, here.

Reading and Leeds — Reading, Berkshire / Leeds, West Yorkshire, 25th – 28th August, 2022

Reading and Leeds are very much a staple for festival-goers, and for good reason. This year, you can expect Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against the Machine and more at the dual-running festivals.

Tickets: Certain tickets are available for Reading, here, and certain tickets are available for Leeds, here.

Higher Ground — Alexandra Palace, London, 24th July, 2022

This brand new festival for 2022 has an impressive lineup and will be taking place on the gorgeous green of Alexandra Palace in North London. Highlights include Patti Smith, Nadine Shah, Spelling, as well as DJ sets, talks and readings.

Tickets: Available from £40, here.

TRNSMT — Glasgow, Scotland, 8th – 10th July, 2022

Up North? Have no fear, this Glasgow-based festival has a guitar-heavy lineup featuring Paolo Nutini, The Strokes, Lewis Capaldi, Beabadoobee, and Fontaines D.C.

Tickets: Available from £129, here.

Strawberries & Creem — Childerley Orchard, Cambridge, 18th – 19th June, 2022

The festival is hosting Lil Wayne’s first UK performance in 14 years and will otherwise give you your grime, reggae and drum’n’bass fill.

Tickets: Available, here.

EMERGE Music Festival — Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast, 27th – 28th August, 2022

EMERGE is a brand-new two-day festival launching in Belfast, Northern Ireland this August Bank Holiday. The festival will be the largest event of its kind in Ireland, bringing in world class international electronic artists.  Global headliners include Eric Prydz, Disclosure, Peggy Gou, alongside the likes of Kettama, Mall Grab, Michael Bibi, DJ Seinfeld, Dusky, Special Request, FJAKK, Rebekah and many others.

Tickets: Available, here.

Audio Farm Festival — Hopton Court, Shropshire, 1st – 6th September, 2022. 

Audio Farm Festival is a grassroots music and arts festival taking place at Hopton Court in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The green festival is fully independent and running as a not-for-profit organisation, and has been advocating for environmental consciousness since its early days. Phase one of the lineup has been announced, and it boasts DJs Quantic, Helena Hauff, Eclair Fif, Ben Sims and more…

Tickets: Available, here.

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