Primal Scream to perform Screamadelica in full at 2022 Wide Awake festival

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Primal Scream will perform their ground-breaking 1991 album Screamadelica in full on the closing night of next year’s newly-expanded Wide Awake festival in London. 

Bobby Gillespie’s band will headline the event at London’s Brockwell Park on Saturday May 28 next year: Belfast dance duo Bicep will close night one of the festival on May 27.

Other artists announced for the eclectic alternative festival, which hosted Idles, Squid, Shame, Dry Cleaning, Black Midi, Goat Girl and more in 2021, include Tropical Fuck Storm, Yard Act, Fat White Family, The Comet Is Coming, Billy Nomates, Chubby & The Gang, Kampire, Surfbort, Unschooling and Sweeping Promises.

The team behind Wide Awake promise that “many more” acts will be announced in due course.

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Primal Scream are also set to perform Screamadelica sets on their UK headline next July. The band will play:

Jul 01: Glasgow, Queen’s Park
Jul 08: The Piece Hall, Halifax
Jul 09: Manchester, Castlefield Bowl
Jul 16: London, Alexandra Palace Park
Jul 22: Alexandra Head, Cardiff Bay

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.