JUPITER RISING, Scotland’s artist-led outdoor festival for art, music and performance has announced Young Fathers Alloysious Massaquoi and Hen Hoose’s Tamara Schlesinger as Guest Curators for the 2022 festival. JUPITER RISING is a two-night campout festival running 26 to 28 August 2022, in the iconic landscape of Jupiter Artland, home to a world-class collection of outdoor artworks and landforms.
A firmly independent and artist-driven festival, JUPITER RISING invites audiences to explore, discover and celebrate exciting new music, artist-happenings and forward-thinking panel discussions, alongside established international acts delivering punchy festival vibes.
Artists included in the first line-up announcement include South African duo Distruction Boyz, the soul jazz pioneer Dylema, rising star Mychelle, the invincible Dean Rodney Jr and Scottish all-stars Emma Pollock, MALKA, AMUNDA, Poster Paints, Susan Bear, Jayda and Djana Gabrielle. With an audience capacity of just 1000 people, and a strong emphasis on championing diversity, JUPITER RISING has rapidly established a reputation as an essential player in breathing new life, energy and progressive politics into the festival format.
Described as ‘expertly curated’ and ‘giving us a glimpse of what Scotland’s festivals should and could be in terms of inclusivity and diversity’, JUPITER RISING has swiftly gained a loyal fanbase, it’s an event not to be missed. As an artist-driven festival, the event can be charmingly idiosyncratic, with every aspect of the stages, tents, bars and all-ages area built, programmed, curated and cared-for by artists that pour their creative energy into every aspect. It’s a place where you’ll likely stand shoulder to shoulder at the bar with the artist about to headline the mainstage, and indeed artists make up a large proportion of the audience, reflecting the values of Jupiter Artland who founded the festival as a core part of their year-round artistic programme dedicated to supporting artists at all stages of their careers and reflecting the real diversity of artistic talent in the nation.
Past performers at JUPITER RISING have included The Comet is Coming, Cate Le Bon, Sacred Paws, Fimber Bravo, Elaine Mitchener, Nova, Aisha Mirza, Sarra Wild, Ain Bailey and Karen Gwyer. Co-curated by Alloysious Massaquoi, Hen Hoose and the Jupiter Artland team, audiences for JUPITER RISING 2022 can expect an inventive line-up across live music, sound and artist-happenings day and night, talks, discussions and workshops for all-ages, local food and feasting and late night woodland stage.