- 31 Jan 22
There’s a strong Irish representation on a festival that promises major fireworks with Pearl Jam, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons and The Killers among the headliners…
Belgium-based Werchter festival has shared its 2022 artist line-up, with the likes of Irish acts Fontaines D.C., Dea Matrona, Inhaler, Bicep and JC Stewart performing from June 30 until July 3.
Top acts for the event's first day at Festivalpark include Pearl Jam, The War on Drugs, Pixies, Haim and Beck. First Aid Kit are slated to play a set, as well as Black Pumas, Rag’n’Bone Man, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lianne La Havas, Dubliners Fontaines D.C. and Cigarettes After Sex.
On Friday, the headliners featured include Metallica, Greta Van Fleet, Moderat, alt-J, joined by fellow artists; Bazrat, IDLES, Miles Kane, girl in red, Lous and The Yakuza, Parcel, Inhaler JC Stewart and others.
Saturday features Bicep, Belfast rockers Dea Matrona, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Jamie XX and Phoebe Bridgers headlining, with sets by Anne-Marie, Leon Bridges, Clario, Goldband, Marcus King, Alec Benjamin and more.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, and Polo G will close out the festival's final day, alongside Modest Mouse, Big Thief, Balthazar, Disclosure, Michael Kiwanuka, The Record Company and Peach Tree Rascals.
These acts will spread across four stages for four days in Belgium’s biggest summer festival. Organisers noted that 135,000 tickets are already sold, totalling 90 percent of the event’s capacity.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
Hooray for Friday afternoon! Our line-up is almost complete, can you believe it? We are very excited to announce 64 new artists. An overview of all names announced so far can be found at https://t.co/sg2MlLiAlJ. Only 153 days to go until #RW22. Let the countdown begin! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/sXtgLlUmpB
— Rock Werchter (@RockWerchter) January 28, 2022
Fontaines D.C. were also added to the Øya Festival 2022 line-up earlier this week, which takes place from August 9-13, with Florence & The Machine, Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Aurora also set to top the bill. The Grammy-nominated post-punk outfit's third studio album, Skinty Fia, is set to be released on April 22.