Wilderness Festival announces headliners Loyle Carner, Jamie xx, Rudimental and more

Wilderness Festival has announced its line-up for this year’s edition, which will be headlined by Loyle Carner, Jamie xx and Rudimental.

It sees Carner return to the bill, having been booked to play the event last summer before its cancellation due to the coronavirus.

This year’s Wilderness Festival will take place between August 5 and August 8 at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire.

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Also announced on the line-up are Bicep, reggae and dancehall DJ David Rodigan and his Outlook Orchestra, Holly Humberstone, Katy J Pearson, Georgia, The Blessed Madonna, Picture This, Eats Everything, Craig Charles and more.

The weekend’s non-musical bill will feature author Phillip Pullman in conversation with John Lloyd, plus a secret line-up of readers curated by Letters Live, previous guests of whom have included Russell Brand, Olivia Colman and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Most tickets for the festival have already sold out, with a limited final release going on sale to those who’ve signed up for their wait list.

Last year’s edition of Wilderness was due to be headlined by Carner, Supergrass and Foals, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Both Carner and Jamie xx are also set to play at this year’s All Points East festival in London, alongside the likes of Jorja Smith, London Grammar and more.

Carner released his first new material since 2019’s second studio album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ in the form of the Madlib-produced single ‘Yesterday’ last November.

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Coachella confirms festival’s return in April 2022

Coachella will officially return in April 2022.

Next year’s edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be its first since 2019. The festival announced June 1 that it will run on the weekends of April 15-17 and 22-24 in 2022 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

This confirms previous reports that the festival would sit out 2021 entirely. Fans are now able to register on the official Coachella website to access the 2022 advance sale, which begins Friday (June 4) at 10am PT.

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Coachella, which had its 2020 festival postponed twice due to the pandemic, was supposed to take place in April 2021. But those hopes were dashed in January 2021 when the public health officer in charge of Riverside County, where the festival is held, signed a public health order cancelling Coachella and its sister festival, the country music event Stagecoach.

Coachella 2020 was originally slated to feature a stacked line-up of headliners Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, and Travis Scott, along with Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, Thom Yorke, Run the Jewels, FKA twigs, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Lil Nas X, and more.

Some other US festivals are making a comeback sooner rather than later: Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival will return in September 2021, while Slipknot will bring Knotfest Iowa back the same month. Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks and Miley Cyrus have also been announced as headliners for Austin City Limits festival in October 2021.

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