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Preview: New Nottingham Festival Meadowlands Announced for Summer 2022

21 September 21 words: Katie Lyle

Brand new festival Meadowlands is coming to Victoria Embankment on Bank Holiday Friday 3 June 2022, and they’ve announced the record-breaking Gerry Cinnamon as their first headliner… 

Set to take place at Victoria Embankment over the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend, Meadowlands will feature a variety of music acts across multiple stages with promoters FKP Scorpio setting their sights on becoming one of Nottingham’s biggest music events to date. 

Event promoters Daniel Ealam and Scott O’Neil said, “We are so excited to be announcing Gerry Cinnamon as our first headliner of the inaugural Meadowlands festival series. Meadowlands will bring the finest international, national and local artists to Victoria Embankment in the amazing music city of Nottingham.”

Following Gerry’s triumphant penultimate slot at Reading and Leeds Festival attracting one of the biggest crowds of the weekend, the show in Nottingham will be one of only a handful of shows his fans will be able to see him outdoors in the UK in Summer of 2022. 

The continuing ascent of Gerry Cinnamon is one of contemporary music’s most outstanding stories. As an artist whose revealing and honest songs naturally connect with a huge and devoted audience, he’s achieved it all entirely independently.

An already legendary live performer, his gigs have become folklore, joyous mass fan singalongs inspiring devotion and a dedicated following that has swelled, via word-of-mouth, to epic proportions. 

In April 2020, Gerry’s second album The Bonny shot straight to Number 1 in the Official Album Charts in the UK. Now certified gold, the album went on to become the third biggest selling UK album reed that year. Having organically built up a huge following over the past four years, Gerry’s last tour was the second largest in 2019 UK tickets sales.

Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Schools at Nottingham City Council said “We’re delighted to be welcoming a brand-new music festival to Victoria Embankment next summer. Meadowlands promises to bring some of the very best indie artists to Nottingham, along with a significant economic boost for the city’s events and hospitality sectors, which have suffered during the pandemic. We’re happy to be working with FKP Scorpio to ensure this exciting event is a success for everyone.”

Stay tuned for further line-up announcements.

Tickets go on sale Friday 24 September at 10am

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