Wide Awake Festival has confirmed its next headliner, Caroline Polachek, and added Jockstrap, Enumclaw & more to the 2023 line-up.
The diverse London event debuted in September 2021, and its third single-day celebration will be held in Brockwell Park on May 27th, 2023. It announced an initial billing last month, including Osees, Ty Segall, Gilla Band and more, and has drastically widened its potential with an update this morning, November 10th.
Caroline Polacheck has been confirmed as the festival headliner and is set to bring her seclusive, dark and entrancing stage show to the British fields next summer. The American alt-pop star has proven her status with performances at Latitude Festival and London Roundhouse earlier this year and is already working on album two, set to follow 2019’s ‘Pang’ – expect to hear some fresh material when she reemerges from the studio.
London-based duo Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye are better known as the experimental electro-pop outfit Jockstrap, and also feature on the enhanced Wide Awake bill for 2023. Their debut LP, ‘I Love You Jennifer B’, has already catapulted them into the spotlight, with Dork’s 4-star review describing the record as, “one step ahead of their peers, and, quite possibly, technology as we know it”.
Washington rock group Enumclaw also dropped their debut album, ‘Save The Baby’, earlier this year and established the quartet’s prolific swagger. Not shy to admit their ambitions, their tunes to date include enough subtle pop sensibilities to carry them far and overcome further adversity.
Bournemouth producer and DJ Daniel Avery will also appear, along with confessional pop newcomer Blondshell, and multifaceted rapper Shygirl.
You can view the updated festival line-up in full below: