Block9 has today (May 27) shared its line-up for Glastonbury Festival 2022.
Also on the line-up is: Joy Orbison, Luke Soloman, Gideon Luke Howard (Horse Meat Disco), Moxie, Midland and many more. See the full list further below.
Block9 returns to the festival after a three-year wait in a new collaboration with Notting Hill Carnival and this year has two fields: Block9 East and Block9 West.
Queer nightlife institution NYC Downlow returns, as does its backroom counterpart Meat Rack. Genosys Sound System will play a one-off performance in tribute to DIY rave counterculture 30 years on from the infamous Castlemorton, a week-long free rave held near Malvern in 1992.
Additionally, Block9 East will host IICON, an “alternative version of a big outdoor music arena” that debuted at Glastonbury in 2019 featuring a 65ft head as its centrepiece.
Block9 co-founder Stephen Gallagher said at the time: “There are all the component parts of that type of thing, but it’s deconstructed. We are asking people to look at the world in a slightly different way.”
His Block9 partner Gideon Berger added: “IICON is our monument to the new power system. It represents the controlling forces on one hand but it also represents us: the consumers. It will be a giant art meets architecture hybrid which arrives in your city and creates a crazy musical experience.”
Glastonbury recently confirmed the 2022 line-up for its West Holts Stage, with Little Simz, Róisín Murphy and Bicep headlining.
Earlier this year the line-ups for Arcadia, Fields of Avalon and more were revealed. Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, DJ EZ, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins and KURUPT FM are some of the names confirmed for Arcadia, the festival’s main dance music area.
Glastonbury Town Council voted unanimously in favour of the honour in March following a nomination from town mayor Councillor Jon Cousins and deputy mayor, Councillor Serena Roney-Dougal to mark his “services to the town and the local economy”.