Festival season is in touching distance – can you feel it? The evenings are getting longer, the promise of warm weekends are on the horizon, and headliners for various summer fests are being announced left, right and centre. Live at Lydiard – the multi-genre festival that took the south west by storm for the first time last year – is set to return with an epic lineup of artists for 2022, and by the names they’ve just released, we know it’s going to be a monumental day.
British juggernauts Rag’n’Bone Man, Example and Jax Jones will grace the stage at Swindon’s Lydiard Tregoze on Saturday, August 20, to perform their much-loved hits. American singer-songwriter Blu DeTiger will also join the line-up. The 10-hour festival will have five fantastic stages of pop, garage, house and RnB stars, with more acts still to be announced.
A hitmaker of over 10 years, Example will get the crowds going with his recognisable lyrics and catchy beats – let’s be honest, he Won’t Go Quietly. His songs bridge the gap between electronic, rap and pop, and he’s well versed in charming festival crowds; he’s headlined events like Stereosonic and Future Music Festival. Award-winning and four-times-platinum artist Rag’n’Bone Man is also guaranteed to light up the stage. His husky tones are sure to get revellers swaying and singing along.
Also on the roster, DJ and producer Jax Jones will take to the decks, playing the summer anthems we all know and love, and Blu DeTiger will take to her guitar with her enchanting baseline riffs. Exact timings of the artists’ sets will be confirmed by the Live at Lydiard team closer to the time. Alongside the established stages, there’ll also be a ‘BBC Introducing’ stage in partnership with the media stalwart to celebrate emerging talent.
Live at Lydiard will take place a couple of hours from Birmingham; an easy day festival to travel to and from. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled…