Two-time Grammy Award winning artist Lorde and Charli XCX will headline Rifflandia 2022.

The festival has returned with a lineup announcement for the first time in four years.

Other top names include Cypress Hill, Black Pumas, Lauv, Ben Harper, Bikini Kill, Pussy Riot, and DJ Diesel (aka retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal).

Notable Canadian acts include hiphop artist BBNO$, Victoria DJ duo The Funk Hunters, Allan Rayman, Bran Van 3000, Boy Golden, and Nanaimo’s Whipped Cream who is fresh off a performance at Coachella.

More than 50 performers, including local and regional acts, are still to be announced.

Rifflandia will take place from Thursday September 15 to Sunday September 18, 2022.

Royal Athletic Park returns as the main venue and Electric Avenue, which encompasses the area around Phillips Brewery is expanding to seven stages. The Powerhouse building at the corer of Pembroke and Store Street will be part of that cluster of venues.

Rifflandia passes go on sale Friday May 6, 2022. Prices for passes have not be released. Only full-festival super passes and 3-day passes for Royal Athletic Park and Electric Avenue will be available initially.

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Lorde | Charli XCX | Cypress Hill | Black Pumas | Lauv | Ben Harper | DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) | Bikini Kill | Pussy Riot | BBNO$ | The Funk Hunters | Cat Power | Allan Rayman | Bran Van 3000 | Chali 2na & Cut Chemist | Whipped Cream | Priyanka | Reve | DJ Shub (War Club Live) | Moontricks | Ibibio Sound Machine | Jessia | Ruby Waters | Boy Golden | Lex Leosis | Terror Jr | Luca Fogale | The Librarian | Art d’Ecco | Stickybuds | The Sponges | Astrocolor | Gold & Youth | Rumpus | Vinyl Ritchie & Foxy Moron | Jessu & Pyka | Ikky | Sabota | Joanna Magik | Alexis Tucci | Aspen King | The Choir

Rifflandia 2022 Lineup
After a 4 year hiatus, Rifflandia has announced a festival lineup for September 2022.