Sam Fender festival dates this summer: Every festival appearance the singer songwriter is set to make in 2022

The North Shields singer-songwriter is set for a busy festival season.

Sam Fender will be busy this festival season. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Sam Fender will be busy this festival season. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

This year has already proven to be a huge year for Sam Fender. Coming into 2022 the North Shields based singer songwriter had already announced a series of dates including back to back nights at both Wembley and Newcastle Arenas and a series of gigs across Europe.

But it is set to be the summer when Fender will play to the largest crowds thanks to a series of festival dates, but where is Sam Fender performing this summer?

Fender and his band will be kicking off the summer at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre. The gig, which was announced in the second week of March, will see the artist, who now has two number one albums under his belt, headline the 8,000 capacity venue before venturing down to London.

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    In the capital, Fender will start his run of four support slots as he follows The Killers on Tour. After two nights at North London’s Emirates Stadium and Dublin’s Malahide Castle he will move onto the festival circuit.

    Elsewhere in May, Fender will be a part of Radio One’s Big weekend, playing on the Future Sounds Stage in Coventry.

    From here, Fender will be hitting the festival scene hard with two shows in two days at German sister festivals Southside and Hurricane where he will be sharing a lineup with the likes of Kings Of Leon and Twenty One Pilots in addition to The Killers. Both German festivals are already sold out.

    The following weekend will see the North Shields local return to the UK and play the world famous Glastonbury Festival. Arguably the largest music gathering in the world, the lineup sees Fender play alongside Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lemar.

    General sale tickets for Glastonbury have sold out after sales from the 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival were rolled over to 2022 although access is still possible by working with paired organisations throughout the weekend.

    A trip back to mainland Europe is next for the songwriter, who will play at Belgium’s Rock Werchter on the opening weekend of July. The event is one of the largest in Europe and hosts nearly 90,000 music fans daily.

    It has already been confirmed that Sam Fender will be playing the Friday of the festival on the site’s second stage alongside Inhaler, alt-J and Moderat. Tickets for Rock Werchter have already sold out due to tickets being rolled over from previous cancelled years.

    Heading back to the UK, Fender headlines a night of Manchester’s Sounds Of The City, a series of gigs at the famous Castlefield Bowl on July 6. The full lineup for the day is yet to be announced.

    Heading south, the next announced set for Fender is a big one as he headlines Finsbury Park in London. Tickets are still available for the July 15 show which sees support slots from Declan McKenna, Fontaines DC, Beabadoobee and Goat Girl, Nilüfer Yanya, Rachel Chinouriri, Stone, Heidi Curtis and Kay Greyson over two stages.

    To end the summer, Fender is lined up to play at both Tramlines and Truck festivals on the same weekend over July 22, 23 and 24. Both Sheffield’s Tramlines and Oxfordshire’s Truck have tickets remaining and Fender will be headlining both events.