10 Unmissable Festival Anniversaries in 2022

2022 is already brimming with optimism: a full schedule of events pave the way for one of the most momentous years in music festival history. After the past two years, we’re all in need of it.  But a handful of festivals have been champing at the bit to get back in the swings of things, eagerly waiting for the opportunity to welcome in their anniversaries as birthday celebrations were put on hold.

If anything, it’s testament to these festival’s dedicated followings that they’ve managed to survive the pandemic, so they’ll no doubt pull out all the stops for their landmark editions and major milestones. Here are ten upcoming festivals with simply unmissable anniversary editions in 2022 that are paying homage to their pasts whilst ensuring the future is bright.


Glastonbury Festival

Festival lineup: Billie Eilish + more TBA If you haven’t heard that Glastonbury Festival have postponed their 50th anniversary (yes, 50th) for a well-documented two years now, then maybe it’s time to spread your wings and fly free from the confines of your lockdown lonerism.

With only ASMR-pop behemoth Billie Eilish confirmed, the remainder of the lineup remains to be seen even though the rumour mill is in hyper-speed. One thing is for sure, is that it has potential to be the biggest festival lineup ever. For anyone with tickets that rolled over, you’re in for a one-off experience likely never felt before or seen again. 

When & where: 22-26 June 2022; Pilton, United Kingdom Glastonbury Festival 2022 Guide & Mailing List
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Roskilde Festival

Festival lineup: Dua Lipa, Tyler, the Creator, HAIM, St.Vincent

There’s only one European festival that can match Glastonbury’s history and generate as much hysteria: Roskilde.  Denmark’s biggest music festival has also waited patiently to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary also, and is in the process of assembling a heady lineup to meet the expectation. Equally, we’re eager to see which organisations the non-for-profit festival donates the funds it raises to, and the traditional ‘Naked Run’ will have also been sorely missed despite it being a sight for sore eyes.

A week-long mix of incredible music and outlandish traditions, Roskilde’s comeback will be immense. When & where: 25 June – 2 July 2022; Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival 2022 Guide & Mailing List

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Field Day

Festival lineup: The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, Floating Points, HAAi, Daniel Avery After shifting locations several times in its history, Field Day returned to its spiritual home of Victoria Park in 2021 and remains there for its 15th birthday this summer. The festival’s vibe and curation has continually transformed throughout its decade-and-a-half existence, but this year’s lineup is up there with London’s best.

It’ll be a late one, but that’s what birthday parties are for, right? When & where: 20th August 2022; London, United Kingdom All Points East presents Field Day 2022 Tickets Here / All Points East presents Field Day 2022 Guide

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Loveland Festival 2022 | 25 YEARS

Festival lineup: Richie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Tale Of Us, Loco Dice, Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones An anniversary bash two years in the making, the legendary Loveland commends quarter of a century’s worth of lakeside raves come August.  With over 75 techno artists to soundtrack the entire weekend, they’ve managed to secure exactly the same lineup as promised the first time around.

Promises kept, and a real corker of party to be had. When & where: 13-14 August 2022; Amsterdam, Netherlands Loveland Festival 2022 | 25 YEARS Guide & Waiting List

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Creamfields

Festival lineup: David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Nina Kraviz, Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Camelphat Another cultural giant that needs no introduction, the UK’s biggest dance music festival Creamfields is preparing an epic party for its own 25th anniversary year.  Held every August bank holiday since 1998, the iconic dance label behind the festival, Cream, have announced another rave of similar scale to take place in the south of England to rightly celebrate Creamfield’s legacy in 2022.

Which means technically there’s two unmissable parties of titanic proportions to hit up. If you can handle it, that is. When & where: 25-28 August 2022; Warrington, United Kingdom

cinch presents Creamfields 2022 Guide & Waiting List
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Primavera Sound

Festival lineup: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Dua Lipa, Lorde, Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Gorillaz, Tyler, the Creator, Beck, The Strokes Barcelona’s bucket list festival Primavera Sound has gone to ludicrous lengths to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2022, and we absolutely love it. 

Extended to two whole weekends, even the weekdays between feature stellar headliners meaning it’s an almost ten-day long festival featuring an enviable glut of names from across the music spectrum. It’s genuinely difficult to fathom how gargantuan their lineup is. Coupled with serene setting of the city’s Parc del Forum, Primavera Sound may just set a new benchmark for future festivals.

When & where: 2-4 June 2022 & 9-12 June 2022; Barcelona, Spain Book Primavera Sound Barcelona-Sant Adria 2022 Tickets Here / Primavera Sound Barcelona-Sant Adria 2022 Guide
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Truck Festival

Festival lineup: Sam Fender, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kasabian, Blossoms, The Kooks

One of the UK’s OG boutique indie-centric festivals back in the 90s, Truck Festival has only solidified its reputation for being a go-to on the festival calendar for newcomers and the next big thing.  Saying that, there’s still plenty of room for stars of the genre, seeing the likes of Sam Fender, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Kasabian all headline their 25th anniversary this July. When & where: 22-24 July 2022; Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Truck Festival 2022 Guide & Waiting List
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Festival lineup: Stevie Nicks, Tool, J Cole, Flume, The Chicks Merging mainstream artists with laidback vibe that emulates the hippie, counter-cultural heydays of the 1960s, Bonnaroo has been a staple of the US festival circuit for two decades as has seen plenty of icons perform on their stage during that time. 

After their intended 20th anniversary celebrations were put on hold due to intense rainfall from Tropical Depression Ida last June, but this year’s edition is going to be anything but a wash out.  When & where: 16-19 June 2022; Manchester, TN, USA Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2022 Guide & Waiting List

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Awakenings Festival

Festival lineup: Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Loco Dice, Sven Vath, Jeff Mills Spaarnwoude Houtrak just outside of Amsterdam will be lit up again come Easter with lauded techno brand Awakenings celebrating their 25th anniversary. One of the biggest festivals in electronic music brings the biggest names to Holland, for not one but two festivals in 2022. 

Introducing a camping festival later in the year for the earthy techno types, never fear as their flagship two-day rave is prepped and ready for ignition in April. When & where: 16-17 April 2022; Spaarnwoude, Netherlands Awakenings Festival 2022 Guide & Waiting List

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Coachella

Festival lineup: Kanye West, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Swedish House Mafia, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Flume North America’s most famous music festival initially intended to celebrate ’20 years in the desert’ in April 2020, then October 2020, then April 2021. Come April 2022 we’re finally ready for lift off, with an equally ambitious lineup ready and waiting to occupy the social media channels of the 125,000 revellers in attendance.

Celebrities, influencers, and everyone in-between have been waiting patiently for Coachella to come around, so it’s very likely to be the envy of the rest of the world. How to remedy that envy? Make sure you’re there.

When & where: 15-17 & 22-24 April 2022; Indio, California, USA

Book Coachella 2022 Tickets Here / Coachella 2020 Guide

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