Returning to Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park Aug. 19-20, the 2022 edition of Breakaway leans toward electronic music phenoms along with rappers such as Yung Gravy and Gashi and emerging pop artists.
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Electronic music stars The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, Two Friends, Jai Wolf and Sidepiece will grace stages alongside rappers Yung Gravy, Gashi and more as part of the 2022 edition of Breakaway Music Festival at Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park.
The Aug. 19-20 festival — which was first staged in Grand Rapids in 2017 — is part of a multi-city Breakaway “tour,” with similar events being held this year by Prime Social Group in Kansas City, Columbus, Charlotte and California. Prime Social Group partners with MiEntertainment Group for the Grand Rapids festival.
The lineup announced today also features a variety of other EDM, pop and hip-hop acts, including DJ Snake, Oliver Tree, Joel Corry, Rossy, Ekali, Justus Bennetts, Ship Wrek and Drummxnd.
Two-day general admission passes for Breakaway Grand Rapids — starting at $104 — go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at breakawayfestival.com.
New York’s The Chainsmokers, an electronic/pop DJ and production duo, release a new studio album, “So Far So Good” on May 13, with extensive summer touring and festival appearances to follow.
The Los Angeles-based DJ-producer duo Two Friends, meanwhile, recently released the remix of the single, “Life’s Too Short,” and currently are playing shows on “The Adventureland Tour.”
French record producer DJ Snake kicks off his U.S. tour next month. The same goes for New York-based producer Jai Wolf, aka Sajee Saha, who launches his U.S. “The Cure to Loneliness” tour in early May.
Minnesota rapper Yung Gravy (Matthew Hauri) recently released his “Cake and Cognac” EP, with the artist currently opening for Limp Bizkit on its spring tour.
MiEntertainment co-founder Jenna Meyer noted that “the energy in Grand Rapids makes it a perfect stop for the Breakaway brand” as the festival celebrates its fifth year at Belknap Park.
View videos of some of Breakaway’s featured artists below.
Last year’s Breakaway featured sets by Illenium, Big Wild, Quinn XCII, Madeon and more. Check out Local Spins’ coverage of the 2021 festival online here.
The Chainsmokers, “High”
DJ Snake, “SG”
Two Friends, “Life’s Too Short”
Jai Wolf, “The Cure to Loneliness” (Live)
Yung Gravy/Dillon Francis, “Hot Tub”
Sidepiece, “Don’t Keep Me Waiting”
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