Persevering with the collection of 2020 line-up bulletins, IQ reveals what’s in retailer for the debut of Pitchfork Music Pageant Berlin and the Pageant Internacional de Benicàssim’s first yr beneath a brand new promoter, in addition to what’s on provide at previous favourites Byron Bay Bluesfest, Exit Pageant, Lovebox and extra.
(See the earlier version of Pageant Fever right here.)
Byron Bay Bluesfest
When: 9 to 13 April
The place: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, New South Wales, Australia
What number of: 25,000
Byron Bay Bluesfest celebrated its 30th outing final yr, with performances from Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Mavis Staples and Kasey Chambers, amongst others.
The Peter Noble-led occasion is again in 2020, with acts together with Dave Matthews Band, Crowded Home, Patti Smith, George Benson, Lenny Kravitz, Brandi Carlile, Frank Turner and Xavier Rudd showing on the invoice.
A report undertaken earlier this yr revealed that the competition contributed over AU$83 million (£43.5m) to the native financial system in 2019.
Tickets for Byron Bay Bluesfest can be found right here, with five-day tickets costing AU$639 (£335), three-day passes priced at $440 (£230) and a single-day ticket out there for $195 (£102).
The competition contributed over £43.5 million to the native financial system in 2019
Down the Rabbit Gap
When: 17 to 19 July
The place: Groene Heuvels Park, the Netherlands
What number of: 35,000
The Netherlands’ Down the Rabbit Gap final yr noticed efficiency from the Editors, Janelle Monae, Underworld and Thom Yorke.
The occasion, promoted by Mojo Live shows which final yr celebrated its 50th anniversary, has introduced a handful of acts for the 2020 version, together with Tyler the Creator, Disclosure, Beck, Kacey Musgraves, Haim, Bombay Bicycle Membership, FKA Twigs, Charli XCX and Loyle Carner.
Elsewhere, acts for Mojo’s hip-hop competition Woo Hah! Embrace Kendrick Lamar, Asap Ferg, Aitch and DaBaby.
The Netherlands’ Down the Rabbit Gap final yr noticed efficiency from the Editors, Janelle Monae, and Thom Yorke
When: 9 to 12 July
The place: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Unhappy, Serbia
What number of: 55,000
Serbia’s Exit Pageant is gearing up for its 20th anniversary in 2020, with organisers promising that the occasion’s particular birthday will probably be celebrated in fashion. Acts introduced for the 2020 version thus far embody David Guetta, Tyga, Fatboy Slim, James Arthur and Meduza.
Final yr’s competition, which noticed report crowds of 200,000 over 4 days, noticed performances from the Treatment, Greta van Fleet, the Chainsmokers and Amelie Lens.
Based as a social activism mission in 2000, Exit has grown through the years whereas sustaining its roots. 2020 will see the launch of the competition’s Life Stream initiative, which goals to have interaction festivalgoers within the combat towards local weather change.
Tickets for Exit Pageant 2020 can be found right here, with tickets costing £89 plus £27 for tenting.
Organisers promise that the occasion’s particular birthday will probably be celebrated in fashion
Pageant Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB)
When: 16 to 19 July
The place: Costa del Azahar, Spain
What number of: 50,000
The primary outing for the Pageant Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB) beneath new management will happen in July, following its acquisition by Spanish promoter the Music Republic earlier this yr.
The 2020 occasion will see performances from acts together with Liam Gallagher, the Libertines, Foals, Vampire Weekend, Khalid, Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.
The Music Republic added FIB to its portfolio of Spanish festivals, which incorporates Arenal Sound, Viña Rock, Granada Sound and Madrid Salvaje, after shopping for it from Maraworld, a Madrid-based promoter majority owned by MCD Productions and SJM Live shows.
David and Toño Sánchez, homeowners of the Music Republic, state they intention to “preserve [FIB’s] essence and place it as soon as extra as a pacesetter on the worldwide scene.”
Tickets for FIB 2020 can be found right here for €65 (£55) for a full go.
The primary outing for the FIB beneath new management will happen in July
When: 11 to 13 June
The place: Ippodromo delle Cascine, Florence, Italy
What number of: 11,000
Italian rock competition Firenze Rocks is returning for its fourth yr in 2020 with Weapons N’ Roses, Inexperienced Day and Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers heading up the occasion.
The Weapons N’ Roses look is a part of a wider European tour that can see the veteran rockers play in Portugal, Spain, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
The Stay Nation-promoted competition final yr noticed performances from Ed Sheeran, the Treatment, Device and Eddie Vedder, with Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne amongst these to have performed the occasion lately.
Tickets for Firenze Rocks 2020 can be found right here for €271.40 for 4 days (£230).
Italian rock competition Firenze Rocks is returning for its fourth yr in 2020 with Weapons N’ Roses, Inexperienced Day and Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers
When: 18 to 19 July
The place: Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, France
What number of: 55,000
The fourth annual Lollapalooza Paris will characteristic headliners Pearl Jam and Billie Eilish, together with Vampire Weekend, Khalid, Burna Boy, Haim, Rita Ora, Illenium, the Struts and extra, as over 40 acts will play on the four-stage occasion over two days.
Launched in 2017 as an extra string to the Lollapalooza franchise bow, the Stay Nation-promoted Lollapalooza Paris final yr noticed performances from the Strokes, Twenty one Pilots, martin Garrix, the 1975 and Unhealthy Bunny.
The Paris occasion is one in every of three European editions of Lollapalooza, along with Lollapalooza Stockholm and Berlin.
Tickets for Lollapalooza Paris can be found right here, priced at €79 (£67) for a one-day go and €139 (£118) for a weekend ticket.
The fourth annual Lollapalooza Paris will characteristic headliners Pearl Jam and Billie Eilish
When: 12 to 14 June
The place: Gunnersbury Park, London, UK
What number of: 40,000
Mama Festivals’ Lovebox competition is returning for its third yr on the Gunnersbury Park web site in west London. The three-day occasion, which was based in 2002, will probably be headed up by Khalid, Disclosure and Tyler the Creator in 2020.
Different acts showing on the competition embody Scorching Chip, Jorja Smith, Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals, FKA Twigs, Charli XCX, Peggy Gou, Mabel and Little Simz.
Gunnersbury Park has additionally been residence to Mama’s Citadel competition for the previous two years, with yr’s line-up that includes Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille, Pleasant Fires and Bear’s Den.
Sister firm Pageant Republic launched a brand new competition on the web site in September this yr. The inaugural Gunnersville noticed performances from Doves, the Specials and You Me at Six.
Tickets for Lovebox 2020 can be found right here, with a three-day tickets costing £149.50 and one-day passes costing £72.50.
Mama Festivals’ Lovebox competition is returning for its third yr on the Gunnersbury Park web site in west London
Pitchfork Music Pageant Berlin
When: eight to 9 Might
The place: Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
What number of: 3,500
The crew behind US-based journal Pitchfork revealed plans for the inaugural Pitchfork Music competition Berlin at this yr’s Reeperbahn Pageant in Hamburg, including to occasions in Chicago and Paris.
The competition, promoted by Scumeck Sabottka’s MCT Agentur, will see headline performances from Lianna La Havas and Modeselektor, with Nike Hakim, Celeste, Tim Hecker and John Talabot additionally showing on the invoice.
Launched in 2006, the Chicago version of Pitchfork Music Pageant this yr noticed performances from Haim, the Isley Brothers, Robyn and Pusha T. The more moderen Pitchfork Paris has taken place since 2011 and final yr featured Skepta, the 1975, Chromatics and Charli XCX.
Tickets for Pitchfork Music Pageant Berlin 2020 can be found right here, with two-day tickets costing €99 (£84) and one-day passes priced at €58 (£49).
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