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New Notts Festival Meadowlands Announces Nine More Acts

22 March 22 words: LeftLion

Come this summer there’s a brand new festival in town, landing in Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment in the Meadows area on the bank holiday Friday 3 June - and it goes by the name Meadowlands. With 10 stellar acts now announced, it’s looking like a must-go for indie/rock lovers of all ages. With more acts yet to be announced, we take a first look at who’s rocking up…

The Kooks

Come this summer there’s a brand new festival in town, landing in Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment in the Meadows area on the bank holiday Friday 3 June - and it goes by the name Meadowlands. With 10 stellar acts now announced, it’s looking like a must-go for indie/rock lovers of all ages. With more acts yet to be announced, we take a first look at who’s rocking up…

Gerry Cinnamon 
As previously announced, headline duties go to the breakout star of 2021’s Leeds and Reading festivals, Gerry Cinnamon’s spicy name is testament to his lingering on every festivalgoers lips long after the event – expect joyous mass fan singalongs from his dedicated and fast-swelling following. The show in Nottingham will be one of only a handful that his fans will be able to see outdoors in the UK in 2022.

The Kooks
After a worldwide arena tour, the release of their 2018 UK Top Ten album Let’s Go Sunshine saw the British indie-pop band topping the bill at festivals across Europe and at home. With the advent of mass-music streaming The Kooks have found a new audience of young fans who loved their distinctive brand of indie pop, and they’ve recently announced a long-awaited sixth studio album 10 Tracks to Echo to in the Dark, set to be released on Friday 22 July.

The Reytons
After collecting over half a million Spotify streams across their three EPs, their debut album The Kids Off The Estate debuted at No. 11 on the UK Official Charts. With the same cheeky everyman charm as fellow Sheffielders Arctic Monkeys, it’s not surprising the band are catching on like chimpanzees at feeding time.

The Mysterines
A true force to be reckoned within UK rock. Barely out of their teens, they completely sold out both their 2020 and 2021 headline tours and were selected as one of Amazon Music UK’s Ones To Watch 2022. Their debut album Reeling has debuted at no.9 in the UK album chart. Grief, self-destruction and heartache run heavy through the record, but all are brought together by the blackest of humour. 

Black Honey
Ever-original, latest album Written & Directed saw Black Honey graduate from the intriguingly anomalous newcomers to becoming one of UK indie’s most singular outfits. They've travelled the world, graced the cover of the NME and become the faces and soundtrack of Roberto Cavalli's Milan Fashion Week show; and can smash a festival stage, all without compromising a shred of the wild, wicked vision they first set out with.

Dylan John Thomas
Named Scotland’s breakout star of 2022, indie pop Dylan John Thomas has had a non-stop ascent so far since the release of his self titled debut EP last October. Mentored by the seasoned Gerry Cinnamon, he’s already supported the likes of Sam Fender, and Liam Gallagher, who personally invited him to open one of his Arena shows. Tipped as Scotland’s next biggest singer-songwriter, Dylan John Thomas is one to watch.

ZUZU
The definition of a confident, self-sufficient millennial artist, ZUZU’s quite happy to take on songwriting and producing all her own work, directing her own videos, acting, and illustrating comic books; starring and orchestrating all her videos, she makes a considerable amount of her music at her home studio in Liverpool, she cites The La’s, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Zutons, The Coral and Cast as influences.

Daisy Brain
Daisy Brain is the alias of Will Tse, a songwriter & producer from London. He writes and produces from his Hackney bedroom, combining a love of Britpop and Grunge with an emo melodic streak and lyrics rooted in his Gen-Z experiences. Combining the guitar-led arrangements of alt heroes like Blur and Sonic Youth with the earnest song writing touch of Elliot Smith, Phoebe Bridgers and Matty Healy. 

Michael Aldag
Breakthrough singer, songwriter and TikTok star Michael Aldag is an artist, who as quoted by The Line of Best Fit, “is channelling the trials and tribulations of youth into his experimental, anthemic pop.” His deeply relatable and honest lyrics, which are often described as ‘soundtracks to life,’ has seen his singles ‘Ghosted’ and ‘LOML’ both land feature plays on BBC Radio 1’s Molly King’s ‘Best New Pop’ show respectively and Sunday Brunch name him as ‘One to Watch for 2022.’ 

Ewan Mainwood
London born singer songwriter Ewan has been honing his craft around the country and is currently supporting Tom Walker on tour.

Follow Meadowlands on InstagramFacebook, orTwitter for further announcements. Tickets are available via Eventim

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