Dua Lipa, a global superstar, and most-listened to female artist in the world, will headline Open’er Festival powered by Orange 2022. Her show is the first confirmed festival performance in 2022. Also joining the line-up are Martin Garrix, Jessie Ware, Cigarettes After Sex, Jehnny Beth, Sons Of Kemet, Moses Sumney and Pillow Queens. Already announced artists include Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, The Chemical Brothers, Michael Kiwanuka, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Inhaler. The festival takes place in Gdynia, Poland, June 29 – July 2.
Dua Lipa’s eponymous debut album has eclipsed 6 million sales worldwide, with single sales reaching 80 million. In 2018 she won two BRIT Awards. and then went on to receive two Grammys the following year. Her sophomore record “Future Nostalgia” (2020) surpassed 294 million streams in its first week and has now exceeded 6 billion streams across all of its tracks. It also won Best Pop Vocal album at the 63rd Grammy Awards in March 2021. She is the most listened to British artist on Spotify globally and the most listened to female artist on the platform. Dua Lipa will perform at Orange Main Stage on July 1. See you in Gdynia!
Martin Garrix is one of the youngest and most successful DJs/producers championing the pop and electronic scene. His career began with bursting through the EDM stratosphere by debuting the single „Animals” back in 2013, when Garrix was only 17. He powered on, releasing a slew of hits in the following years, including „Proxy”, „Don’t Look Down” featuring Usher, „In The Name Of Love” featuring Bebe Rexha, „Scared To Be Lonely” featuring Dua Lipa, and „Summer Days” with Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. He was listed as number one on DJ Mag’s Top 100 for three years in a row. Martin Garrix will perform at Orange Main Stage on July 1.
Jessie Ware is known for her mix of electronic and R&B songs with themes of love and longing. Her debut album “Devotion” came out in 2012, and in 2014 she released her second album "Tough Love", which spawned the hits "Say You Love Me" and "Champagne Kisses". Her third album, "Glasshouse" (2017) also received critical acclaim. In June 2020 Ware unveiled "What's Your Pleasure?", which became her fourth UK top 10 album, earning her 6th BRIT Awards nomination in her career. Jessie Ware is playing Open’er 2022 on July 2, Orange Main Stage.
SONS OF KEMET
In a scene that’s been lauded as fostering the next wave of jazz, London’s Shabaka Hutchings stands apart, not just as an instrumentalist, but as a peerless composer and bandleader. Through his work with Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming, and Shabaka and the Ancestors, his endlessly varied tastes have granted him an individualistic sound. In 2021 Sons of Kemet released their fourth album “Black To The Future”. See them live at Open’er 2022 on July 2, Alter Stage.
Jehnny Beth first emerged in public consciousness as the charismatic lead singer and co-writer of Savages, who received Mercury Prize nominations for their classic two albums, “Silence Yourself” (2013) and “Adore Life” (2016). Her solo debut, “To Love Is To Live” (2020) is a sonic tour de force, a dark cinematic meditation on the strange business of being alive. This year, she shared "Utopian Ashes", an album recorded with Bobby Gillepsie. Jehnny Beth will perform at Alter Stage on June 29.
CIGARETTES AFTER SEX
The music of Cigarettes After Sex somehow manages to recreate emotions found only in the most romantic of movies. After the online break-out success of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” the band rejected conventional studio routes. They recorded their self-titled debut album during a three-day stint at a modest rehearsal space in Brooklyn, and their second album "Cry" over the course of a week on the island of Mallorca. It’s this bottled intensity, and perfect cohesion between musical landscape and lyrics, which keeps listeners returning to the music of Cigarettes After Sex again and again.
Moses Sumney evades definition as an act of duty. Whether he reaches for art-rock, soul, jazz or any other genre, he is a master of his own art. He boasts infinite collaborations, bound by one staggering voice. Sumney's new, generous double album, “græ”, is an assertion that the undefinable still exists and dwelling in it is an act of resistance. By breaking up “græ” into two multifaceted, dynamic pieces, he creating a "grey" in-between space for listeners to absorb and consider the art. Moses Sumney will perform at Alter Stage on June 30.
Dublin's Pillow Queens had been quietly building momentum on their side of the Atlantic since the release of their 2016 debut EP "Calm Girls". They independently released their 2020 LP "In Waiting". The album was a major breakthrough for the band, earning them praise from outlets like The Guardian, who called them "2020's most exciting indie rockers" NPR, NME, DIY, and The Line of Best Fit, a Band To Watch feature from Stereogum. Recently the band shared their new single - the rambunctious "Rats".