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Fest­iv­al sea­son is back, and we’re super excited! This sum­mer we are finally free after two years of try­ing to occupy ourselves with online Zoom quizzes, watch­ing TV shows and even try­ing our luck play­ing Plat­in­casino live casino games. With fest­ivals back on, we can exper­i­ence live music again; wheth­er it’s rock, pop, hip-hop or met­al — there’s some­thing for every­one this sum­mer.

Rolling Loud Por­tugal

The ‘world’s largest hip-hop fest­iv­al,’ Rolling Loud Por­tugal, is mak­ing its European debut in July 2022 for an epic three-day cel­eb­ra­tion. Set on the beau­ti­ful Praia da Rocha beach in the coastal town of Por­timão, this fest­iv­al takes place from the 6th to the 8th of July and fea­tures some of hip-hop’s best artists that you def­in­itely won’t want to miss. J. Cole will head­line the first day, A$AP Rocky the second day, and Future will close out the event. If hip-hop is your vibe, you won’t be dis­ap­poin­ted with this lineup and what prom­ises to be a fant­ast­ic set­ting.

Mad Cool Fest­iv­al

After a two-year hiatus, Spain’s Mad Cool Fest­iv­al returns to Mad­rid from July 6th to 10th with a massive lineup, includ­ing some of the world’s greatest names.

Rock legends Metal­lica will head­line the first day, with Stormzy, the god­fath­er of grime, provid­ing a change of pace on Thursday even­ing. Muse and Queens of the Stone Age will deliv­er a riff-heavy epic double bill on Fri­day night. Florence and the Machine, Pix­ies, and Kings of Leon will be fight­ing to see who can get the most sig­ni­fic­ant crowd jam ses­sion on Sat­urday night, while White Stripes’ Jack White will close out.


Simply put, Tomor­row­land is the world’s largest elec­tron­ic music fest­iv­al. Massive head­liners and incred­ible atten­tion to detail cre­ate an unri­valled para­dise that con­tin­ues to cap­tiv­ate the world. Tomor­row­land will take place in Boom, Bel­gi­um, over three week­ends between 15th and 31st July. Dur­ing this magic­al event, world-fam­ous DJs such as Eric Pry­dz, Mar­tin Gar­rix, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike will per­form, togeth­er with many more house, trance, trap, chill and elec­tro legends. You’ll be guar­an­teed to be trans­por­ted into a music­al fantasy with a thrill­ing elec­tric atmo­sphere at ten incred­ible mys­tic­al-themed stages.


Loose­Fest returns to New­castle’s Town Moor on the 30th and 31st of July for a breath­tak­ing two-day event with some of the world’s best per­formers. There’s an incred­ibly stacked lineup for this sum­mer music fest­iv­al, includ­ing big names such as Black Eyed Peas, Clean Ban­dit, AJ Tracey, Joel Corry, Example, Jonas Blue and Roger Sanc­hez. As well as world-fam­ous enter­tain­ers, fest­iv­al-goers can expect a car­ni­val fun­fair with a Fer­ris wheel and a street food vil­lage. Pop, tech house, disco and rap music will play on numer­ous all-weath­er stages, and giv­en the UK’s errat­ic weath­er, the per­form­ance will con­tin­ue, come rain or snow!

There’s some­thing about live music that really unites people as a com­munity. If you did­n’t man­age to get tick­ets or just missed any of the fest­ivals we’ve men­tioned, there are plenty more through­out July 2022, such as Afro Nation Por­tugal and Bil­bao BBK Live. Whatever you decide, it’ll be an amaz­ing sum­mer!




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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.