Wide Awake announces its first wave of acts for 2023 edition

With a line-up merging indie, post-punk, electronica, techno and more, Wide Awake returns to Brockwell Park on 27 May.

The festival has announced its first wave of acts for the 2023 edition. Former Crack Magazine cover star Arooj Aftab has been confirmed to play alongside noise-punk four-piece Gilla Band, A Place To Bury Strangers, Sunset Rollercoaster and darkwave duo Lebanon Hanover. Other acts locked in so far include Erol Alkan, Habibi Funk, Glass Beams, Osees and Madmadmad.

Wide Awake also aims to reduce its carbon footprint with policies in place to keep the festival as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible, including a cup deposit scheme and a single-use plastics ban.

Speaking about the upcoming festival, co-founder Keith Miller said: “There’s a feeling amongst us all at Wide Awake that the 2023 line-up is the most varied and interesting so far. Osees and Ty Segall are the types of catalysts that inspire a generation.”

“We’re lucky enough to also have the next gen,” he continued, “with Glass Beams, Estella and a whole cohort of brilliant new acts we know you’ll all become massive fans of.”

Early-bird tickets start from £39.50. Head here for tickets and further information.

Listen to an audio version of our Arooj Aftab cover story below.

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