The London day festival is shaping up to be a summer highlight
25th May 2024
Tickets now on sale – here
Wide Awake Festival, situated in Brockwell Park, has established itself as one of London’s most distinctive and well-curated festivals in recent years. Today they add a host of new high-profile acts to their 2024 lineup, welcoming some of the best up-and-coming leftfield talent around.
Gracing Brockwell Park on Saturday 25th May, the new lineup announcements include Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, UK post-punk favourites Squid, beloved DJs Ben UFO and Helena Hauff, electronic pop legend Alice Glass, and Australian rockers C.O.F.F.I.N. Also new to the bill are The Babe Rainbow, The Dare, Decius, Etran De L’air, Crumb, Eartheater, Upchuck, and YHWH Nailgun to name a few, with yet more cutting-edge electronica and experimental pop artists still to be announced.
As always with this uniquely curated festival, Wide Awake 2024 features an eclectic array of artists hitting their prime. Young Fathers are hot off the back of their recent album Heavy Heavy on Ninja Tune, which was shortlisted for the 2023 Mercury Prize and won the Scottish Album of the Year Award. Pennsylvanian multi-instrumentalist Eartheater has just released her fifth album Powders, with part two Aftermath coming in 2024, while former Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass has been riding high since releasing her debut solo album Prey//IV last year.
Acclaimed experimental DJ and composer David Holmes is also set to make a welcome appearance, bringing his round-about selection of cinematic, library music, rock ‘n’ roll, psych, experimental, unclassifiable and independent music to Brockwell Park, in support of his new album Blind On A Galloping Horse.
The new acts join the recently announced headliner King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on the bill – and with US radio station KEXP hosting the main stage, Wide Awake 2024 is shaping up to be the most unmissable event in the festival calendar.
Wide Awake is an independent festival for music fans looking to discover something different. It aims to showcase some of the best up-and-coming talent around; expect Leftfield Indie, Post Punk, Electronica, Techno and more across a line-up you won’t find anywhere in London.
The festival prides itself with line-ups that have an equal gender split and 2023 saw it work further on a sustainable ‘Positive Policy’, which was set up to change the way live music events affect the planet.
With social, cultural and environmental awareness being key to the very make up of Wide Awake, the festival itself is a party for those that want not only the best live acts but also want to encourage change.
With its renowned programme of leftfield indie, post punk, electronica and techno, Wide Awake 2023 set the bar high with a stellar lineup including Caroline Polachek, Shygirl, Daniel Avery (Live), Coucou Chloe, Blondeshell, Enumclaw, Jockstrap, Joy Orbison, Molchat Doma, Oneohtrix Point Never, Optimo (Espacio), The Bug Club, The Underground Youth, VTSS, Osees, Gilla Band and more.
It’s a tough act to follow, but with this latest batch of lineup coups under its belt, Wide Awake 2024 is shaping up to be another phenomenal year for one of London’s finest festivals.
Wide Awake is brought to you by Bad Vibrations, LNZRT and the crew behind MOTH Club and The Shacklewell Arms.
FULL LINE UP
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
ALICE GLASS || AL LOVER || BEN UFO || BODEGA || CHARLOTTE ADIGERY & BOLIS PUPUL || C.O.F.F.I.N || CRUMB || DAVID HOLMES || DECIUS || EARTHEATER || ETRAN DE L’AIR || HELENA HAUFF || OPTIMO (ESPACIO) || SQUID || THE BABE RAINBOW || THE DARE || UPCHUCK || YHWH NAILGUN
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