Festival Line-Up 2022
This year sees the return of the music festival, with our region playing host to plenty of top-quality music events. Here’s a round-up of some of this summer’s brightest and best festivals in the South…
Multi-award-winning Victorious Festival, the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, will return once again to Southsea Seafront this summer. Already announced to perform over the weekend are headliners Sam Fender, Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics alongside Bombay Bicycle Club, Anna Calvi, Primal Scream, The Libertines, Anne-Marie, James, Sugababes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Becky Hill.
In addition to music, there is also an exciting comedy offering this year, plus a huge kids’ arena where all activities are free, Southsea Castle Champagne Bar, Skatepark, World Music Village and lots more!
www.victoriousfestival.co.uk 26 – 28 August
The Saw Doctors headline a star-studded Wickham Festival
line-up in a UK festival exclusive. This stellar line-up is
packed with perennial favourites including The Waterboys, 10CC, Chris Difford, the Levellers, Show of Hands and Gilbert O’Sullivan, plus many more.
2022 sees the festival reverting to the two Big Top stages. As always, there will be an extensive range of craft and food stalls, a wide selection of beers, late-night comedy and plenty of entertainment for young children.
www.wickhamfestival.co.uk 4 – 7 August
Jack Up Summer Party
Hazelgrove Farm, Ryde, Isle of Wight
In 2022 Jack Up Events will be spreading the fun with a feast of retro music events taking place throughout the year including a boutique Jack Up Summer Party. This fun-filled, family-friendly celebration of popular music from the 80s and 90s features a variety of top tribute acts from George Michael to Tom Jones to help bring back the good times. The weekend will also feature tributes to Simply Red, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Madonna plus Real Dead Ringer – The Meat Loaf Show.
www.jackupthesummer.co.uk 13 – 14 August
Isle of Wight Festival
Seaclose park, Newport
This music calendar staple is always guaranteed to provide unforgettable moments. This year’s headliners include Lewis Capaldi, Kasabian, Pete Tong, Muse, Craig David and the Happy Mondays. The IOW Festival also takes particular pride in offering performances which you might not see elsewhere. Alongside the incredible line-up on the Main Stage and Big Top, there are over 14 stages spread over the festival site creating different areas to discover throughout the weekend.
www.isleofwightfestival.com 16 – 19 June
Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Camp Bestival Dorset, the UK’s favourite family festival, returns to Lulworth Castle this July. The incredible line-up includes disco headliners Sister Sledge, Earth Wind & Fire Experience ft Al McKay and Kool & The Gang, plus mega talents Rudimental and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. Kids of all ages can also enjoy Dick & Dom, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors and Brainiac Live: Remixed!, plus many more performers who will keep families entertained in a jam-packed four days to remember.
www.campbestival.net 28 – 31 July