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With lots of talent on just one stage, Hinterland expands to four days

Hinterland attendees at the festival on Friday in 2021.
Madeleine King
Hinterland attendees at the festival on Friday in 2021.

Tickets and camping passes for the 2022 festival go on sale Friday, February 4 at 10 a.m. CT.

Musically speaking, Hinterland is about to be hinterlit.

This morning, Hinterland announced its 2022 lineup for August 4-7, and its really, really good if you're into the kind of music we play on Studio One.

First round tickets "sold out" in 10 minutes last year, so if you're hoping to go, make plans to be in front of a computer Friday morning. Here's the lineup:

2022 lineup

Thursday, August 4
Billy Strings
Sierra Ferrell
The Texas Gentleman
Riddy Arman

Friday, August 5
Glass Animals
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
The Aces
Briston Maroney
Goth Babe
Yoke Lore

Saturday, August 6
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Lake Street Dive
Trampled by Turtles
Jenny Lewis
Durand Jones & The Indications
TK & The Holy Know-Nothings
Jesse Daniel
Miko Marks

Sunday, August 7
Phoebe Bridgers
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Lucy Dacus
The Aubreys
Liz Cooper
Tré Burt
The Kernal
Hayden Pedigo

"Hinterland always does a great job with the lineup," said Tony Dehner, one of the hosts of IPR's Studio One Tracks. "Not only is the music great, but it's very thoughtfully curated, like a Studio One playlist. It all makes sense together."

"Lucy Dacus, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Durand Jones & The Indications all put out some of our favorite records last year, so it's exciting to see all three of them in a lineup together," said Dehner. "As a fan and supporter of the Iowa music scene, though, I will say I was looking forward to seeing some Iowa folks included in this year's festival."

In years past, there's always been at least one Iowa based band on the lineup for this festival. That is not the case this year, although Bridget Kearney, who is the bassist in Lake Street Drive, is originally from Iowa City.

Grounds and parking

Hinterland debuted in 2015 as a two-day event and expanded to three days in 2019. It’s continued to grow from its original size every year, peaking in 2021 at between 17,000 to 18,000 people according to Madison County Emergency Management Director Diogenes Ayala. Hinterland did not release official attendance numbers for last year’s event.

If you attended last year, your next questions now that you know the lineup are going to be about the grounds. They've been redone. Here’s a link:

In addition to expanding to four days of music, the festival says they’ve added triple the number of parking spots and are bringing back the shuttles that have traditionally transported concertgoers from Des Moines to St. Charles.

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Lindsey Moon served as IPR's Senior Digital Producer - Music and the Executive Producer of IPR Studio One's All Access program. Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She came to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio, where she worked as a producer and a general assignment reporter.