Blijdorp Festival 2022 soul-clap

Blijdorp Festival 2022 brings Speedy J, Philou Louzolo and Soul Clap

After two years of absence, Blijdorp Festival will make a grand comeback. On Saturday, August 6 in the familiar Roel Langerakpark. Blijdorp Festival 2022 brings 50 artists on 6 different stages. From local legends like Speedy J to international names like Seth Troxler and Soul Clap.

Loyal visitors who bought a ticket in 2020 or 2021 have priority in ticket sales. Any remaining tickets go on sale today (Tuesday, March 8) here.

Besides well-known stage hosts such as BIRD and Operator, there is also room for innovation during the 7th edition of the festival. Nightclub RTM, which recently enforced a 24-hour license with the municipality, has been added to the program.

The Blijdorp Stage has Seth Troxler, Chaos In The CBD from New Zealand, Elias Mazian, Rotterdam-based Philou Louzolo and Alison Swing.

Philou Lozolou will be at Blijdorp Festival 2022
Philou Lozolou will be at Blijdorp Festival 2022

Bird has programmed the current most popular rapper from Rotterdam: Kevin & The Animals, S10 (she represents the Netherlands at Eurovision 2022), Kamma & Masalo, Soul Clap, Yin Yin, Thelonious, Charmaine, Sykes and Heaz.

Yardbird brings Rotterdam-based rapper ADF Samski, Idaly, Jarreau Vandal B2B Jael, Franky Sticks, Freddie Mercure, Odin & Paquito, Doris Bae, Sojuju, S!rene and MC JR.

ADF Samski plays Blijdorp Festival 2022
ADF Samski plays Blijdorp Festival 2022. Photo: Stacii Samidin

 Operator offers a line-up with Carista, I-F, Black Cadmium, Suze Ijo, Mowgli, Alberta Balsam, Wrong Sal, Pierrot & Doo-Bop and Steven van Lummel.

Wildernis has Fango, Yor Kultura, Matheis, OG Karin and Nino from the Woods to offer.

Blijdorp Festival 2022 doubles the size

Vladimir Dubyshkin will play at RTM during Blijdorp Festival 2022
Vladimir Dubyshkin will play at RTM during Blijdorp Festival 2022

The new RTM stage brings Colin Benders, Vladimir Dubyshkin, Afra, Tafkamp, Amphiminine, and local legend Speedy J. Jochem Paap (the Rotterdam artist owes the nickname Speedy J to his DJ skills) is unanimously considered to be one of the first techno producers to come from the Benelux. Together with people like Laurent Garnier, Aphex Twin, and Richie Hawtin he helped raise the genre since the early nineties.

“We missed our visitors terribly. After two years of absence, we thought it would be appropriate to double our size. Therefore, we have put up an extra nice lineup. And we have many surprises up our sleeve,” concludes marketing manager Berend van Hoek.

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