Jupiter Rising 2022

JUPITER RISING, Scotland’s artist-led outdoor festival of music and contemporary art, has announced further participating artists for the 2022 edition, with Kathryn Joseph, Auntie Flo, Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra, Kaputt, chizu nnamdi and platform Shoot Your Shot joining the already deliciously diverse line-up including the inspirational The Dylema Collective, South African duo Distruction Boyz, Scotland’s Emma Pollock, AMUNDA, Djana Gabrielle, Jayda, MALKA, Mychelle, Poster Paints, Susan Bear and festival favourite Dean Rodney Jr and his new group The Cowboys in a line-up put together by Young Father’s Alloysious Massaquoi, Hen Hoose and the creative brains at Jupiter Artland.

Auntie Flo and Shoot Your Shot have been revealed today as Guest Curators for JUPITER RISING’s now legendary late night stage, which unfolds as a bliss-filled rave amidst the woodland and world-class sculpture of Jupiter Artland. Hailing from Scotland with Kenyan and Goan-roots, Auntie Flo has gained international acclaim for ‘taking world music into the future’ (The Guardian). Joining Auntie Flo on Friday night are Huntleys & Palmers Andrew Thomson, whose label has launched the careers of Melhmet Aslan, Alejandro Paz and SOPHIE, and Chilean-German genre-defying techno producer Matias Aguayo. Glasgow party throwers Shoot Your Shot take over the stage for Saturday’s late night revels, with a line up including the most exciting gender non-conforming artists in Scotland just now FRAN.K, ISO YSO, Mi$$ Co$mix, Purina Alpha, Spent, SHREK 666 and Bonzai Bonner.

Kathryn Jospeh, image Harry Clark.

Kathryn Joseph joins an already impressive line-up of female & non-binary artists selected by Glasgow-based collective Hen Hoose, who continue to make waves bringing gender equality to the music industry. Joining Joseph for friday’s JUPITER RISING offering are Poster Paints, who meld together the glorious vocals of Carla J Easton (Teen Canteen, The Vaselines) with the rich shoegaze guitar of Simon Liddell (Frightened Rabbit, Olympic Swimmers); newly hatched Glasgow six piece Kaputt the politically charged anthems of Dylema Collective as well as artist-performances and screenings.

Saturday at JUPITER RISING explodes across the full 125 acre site of the artistically acclaimed Jupiter Artland, an oasis of creativity for some of the world’s most acclaimed artists including large-scale bronzes by Tracey Emin, an upside-down universe by Rachel Maclean, towering monoliths by Phyllida Balow, a Xanadu-like swimming pool by Joana Vasconclos and Anya Gallaccio’s promethean crystal cave. Performances by Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra, chizu nnamdi, Mychelle, Dean Rodney Jr and The Cowboys, Susan Bear, MALKA, Emma Pollock, Djana Gabrielle, Jayda, AMUNDA and Distruction Boyz grace the live music stages, bringing together a celebration of musical genres from some of Scotland and the wider world’s most exciting artistic voices.

Each year, JUPITER RISING represents the culmination of Jupiter Artland’s artistic programming across the year and the festival has quickly gained a reputation for thought-provoking artistic contributions, workshops and talks. Amongst the artists contributing to this year’s programme are the Arts Foundation award-winner Tanoa Sasraku, interdisciplinary artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh and new commission curated by Young Father’s Alloysious Massaquoi.

Sgàire Wood, image Harvey Pearson.

A firmly all-ages festival, the lakeside hosts artist-led workshops, drop-in activites and enchanted pop-up performances. With an audience capacity of just 1000 people, JUPITER RISING is the perfect festival for music and art lovers looking to escape from the city and nature bath for the weekend. Completing the immersive otherworldly experience will be woodland-dining nestled in beautiful greenery, lake-swimming and art walks.

Tickets are now on sale at www.jupiterrising.art.


Hi-res images of the JUPITER RISING line-up can be downloaded here.

For further information, high res images and to arrange interviews please contact: eleanor@jupiterartland.org or 075 81620538


Dates: Friday 26 August 2022 at 15:00 – Sunday 28 August 2022 at 12:00

Location: Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston, Edinburgh EH27 8BY

Campsite located in the paddock, close to the amenities. Bring your own tent.

Tickets: £65- £120 full weekend admission; children 12 and under free

Blue Badge disabled/non-Blue Badge disabled guests should buy tickets as normal and then apply at enquiries@jupiterartland.org for a free Carer ticket.

Pay What You Can ticket options available. Refugees Welcome.

No under 18's admitted unless accompanied by an adult ticket.

Space for live-in vehicles must be bought separately at £30.

Car parking ticket must be bought separately at £20.

Meadow Camping, £400, max 4: One canvas bell tent, four memory foam mattresses, waterproof carpeted floor, two side tables and a lamp floor – set up in advance of your arrival. Meadow camping tickets must be bought in addition to your General Admission ticket.

Website: www.jupiterrising.art

Instagram: @JupiterRising_fest

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Twitter: @_jupiterrising


Jupiter Rising 2019, image Amelia Claudia.

Notes to Editors


Jupiter Artland is one of Scotland’s most significant arts organisations, with five gallery spaces and an expansive outdoor sculpture collection, featuring landscaped gardens and site-specific commissioned artworks from some of the world's most significant artists. 2022 sees the unveiling of a new permanent artwork by Tracey Emin as well as a solo exhibition across the indoor gallery spaces. Jupiter Artland’s ground-breaking learning programme includes free visits for nurseries, schools, universities and community groups. Jupiter Artland’s human-centred ethos to art sparks curiosity and builds resilience, creativity and critical thinking skills in the minds of young learners.


JUPITER RISING, Jupiter’s annual artist-led festival for art, music and performance returns to the Artland from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2022, with Young Fathers’ Alloysious Massaquoi and Glasgow Collective Hen Hoose as guest curators for the 2022 festival. A firmly independent and artist-driven festival, JUPITER RISING invites audiences to explore, discover and celebrate exciting new music, artist-happenings and forward-thinking panel discussions, alongside established international acts over two nights camping amongst Jupiter Artland’s permanent collection.

Artists revealed for the 2022 line-up include South African duo Distruction Boyz, the soul jazz pioneer Dylema, rising star Mychelle, the invincible Dean Rodney Jr and Scottish all-stars AMUNDA, Djana Gabrielle, Emma Pollock, Jayda, MALKA, Poster Paints, and Susan Bear. With an audience capacity of just 1,000 people, and a strong emphasis on championing diversity, JUPITER RISING has rapidly established a reputation as an essential player in breathing new life, energy and progressive politics into the festival format.

Explore the full programme at our dedicated festival website jupiterrising.art

Press quotes:

“A rejuvenating weekend at Jupiter Rising gives us a glimpse of what Scotland's festivals should and could be like in terms of inclusivity and diversity”

The Skinny, 2021

“A weekend embedded in riot grrrl punk, experimental ambience and forward-thinking workshops; Jupiter Rising is in its essence futuristic, artists reimagining music, workshops dedicated to self-help and mental wellbeing, voicing platforms for marginalized groups, specifically queer-folk and people of colour. It feels that even in its youth, this festival is an essential player in preserving, expanding and celebrating Scottish culture and arts.”

The Skinny, 2019

“Jupiter Rising must continue to champion the art and music at the fringes, the kind you’ll find in DIY spaces run by queer, anti-capitalist and POC groups — from Glasgow and beyond — who’ve long fought to see themselves represented in their industry. Who knows — they might even be the ones responsible for rebuilding it altogether.”

Loud & Quiet, 2019

‘Whether you are solely interested in the music or are also a fan of the visual arts, there is a lot going on over the three days and I can’t imagine many people won’t be able to find something to enjoy.’

Louder than War, 2021

“Like a festooned Tellytubbyland, the picture is more than a little whimsical. But a dead-eyed, cultrally anemic boutique festival of pleasantries this is not”

The Wire, 2021

In any year, under any circumstances, the 2021 version of Jupiter Rising would have been an exceptional boutique festival. After an 18-month drought where getting together in a field with other people is concerned, it felt like an oasis, like a little slice of relaxed musical and artistic heaven in the countryside where Edinburgh bleeds into West Lothian.

The Scotsman, 2021

Between Friday and Sunday – across two nights of camping, two evenings of live music and woodland clubbing, and a full day of creative family activities and walks in the grounds of contemporary art park Jupiter Artland – an array of some of the best bands and DJs in Scotland performed in either a small marquee tent, an open-sided canvas structure which made the grassy slopes of Charles Jencks’ spectacular Cells of Life land installation its auditorium, a compact but airy bar tent, or a late-night clubbing glade.

The Scotsman, 2021

Where the larger Scottish festivals tend to cater to the Texas/Proclaimers/Paolo Nutini demographic or almost exclusively ship in middleweight mainstream indie bands from elsewhere, the programme for Jupiter Rising promises to have a well-balanced mix of up and coming, critically acclaimed and more established artists, both local and from further afield. It’s a lineup that shines a welcome spotlight on the many new and exiting things happening in the Scottish music scene without becoming a tartan ghetto.

Louder than War, 2021

Interestingly, and unusually, the festival has also commissioned some of the musicians to create new works in response to the landscape itself, and I am eager to see the results of this more integrated and thoughtful approach to a live music event. I love that this level of consideration has been put into incorporating the year-round mission statement of Jupiter Artland itself into the festival, making it more than just another big field with bands in it.

Louder than War, 2021

Expertly curated… … we end the weekend rejoicing, rejuvenated and reflective; happy to be back, albeit with sore calf muscles and not much of a voice left. In terms of inclusivity and diversity, for both the audience and programme alike, Jupiter Rising is a sign of how things could and should be in the future of Scotland's festivals.

The Skinny, 2021