Wide Awake Festival, the counter cultural celebration set in Brockwell Park and delivered by Bad Vibrations, LNZRT and the crew behind MOTH Club and The Shacklewell Arms has announced a new batch of exciting additions to their 2024 lineup, including some of the best up-and-coming and established left-field talent around.
Welcoming even more eclectic talent to Brockwell on Saturday 25th May, the new lineup announcements include London post-punk figureheads Dry Cleaning, Singaporean experimental artist Yeule, synth-pop icon Johnny Jewel, PC Music star Hannah Diamond, Felt legend Lawrence Hayward brings Mozart Estate to Brockwell, Brighton punks and “Iggy Pop’s new favourite band” Lambrini Girls, Talking Heads dance fest Byrne’s Night, Franco-American glam rockers Faux Real, Australian singer-songwriter Grace Cummings, New Wave revivalists The Itch and Deep Tan, and Boston indie duo Sweeping Promises.
With each announcement, Wide Awake 2024 loads up on indie legends and next-generation innovators. Among the former, Johnny Jewel’s work on the iconic Drive soundtrack kick started a new era of synthwave, while influential Mozart Estate frontman Lawrence (formerly of Felt) has just had a statue of himself unveiled in Fitzrovia. In the latter category, Lambrini Girls are carrying the torch for a new wave of fiery punk music, while Hannah Diamond and Yeule are pioneering futuristic glitch and PC aesthetics.
They join headliners King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Slowdive and Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, as well as recently added UK post-punk favourites Squid, beloved DJs Ben UFO and Helena Hauff, electronic pop legend Alice Glass, Australian rockers C.O.F.F.I.N, Babe Rainbow, The Dare, Decius, Etran De L’air, Crumb, Eartheater, Upchuck, and YHWH Nailgun to name a few.
This follows the recent addition of legendary shoegaze titans Slowdive, Berlin electronic duo Modeselektor, Iranian-Dutch artist Sevdaliza, New York singer-songwriter INIKO, Seattle based quartet La Luz, NTS favourite and South East London legend OK Williams, spellbinding Brighton avant-folk quartet The New Eves, Australian industrial rockers HTRK, and New York noise-rock band Model/Actriz.
Acclaimed experimental DJ and composer David Holmes is also set to make a welcome appearance – and with US radio station KEXP hosting the main stage, Wide Awake 2024 is all set 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.