Rumor overview: who are the contenders for Lowlands 2023?

The rumor mills are running at full speed again. This time we look at the rumors surrounding Lowlands 2023. Who will be at the top of the poster next year? We’ll take you through the best rumors in the rumor overview below.

With a poster featuring Arctic Monkeys, Stromae, Sam Fender and The Oppositions, among others, the polder festival had things in order again in 2022. Knowing Lowlands, there was a diverse music program interspersed with workshops, film, science and comedy. Now that the days are getting longer and colder, it’s time to look ahead to the latest edition. Which toppers can we find at the top of the poster?

Billy Eilish

Billie Eilish to Lowlands 2023? Why not! With the ongoing Happier Than Ever World Tour, the singer has only visited one festival: Glastonbury 2022. Would the singer catch up in 2023? Eilish was recently confirmed for Sziget in Hungary. This festival takes place the week before Lowlands, so the two often have the same headliners.

Billie and Lowlands are also a golden combination. In 2019, the singer brought together perhaps the largest crowd of that year. Not a bad achievement with headliners such as Tame Impala and Twenty One Pilots.

Photo credit: Guy Aroch


Arcade Fire can be found at European festivals in the summer of 2023. The Spanish festival Cala Mijas 2023, which will start two weeks after Lowlands, has roped in the indie band as headliner. This fall, the group managed to impress in the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome with a setlist that relied heavily on material from the new album WE and The Suburbs. At the moment the band has not yet announced any other tour dates for the summer, but there is a chance that we will see the band again at Lowlands 2023.

Some relevant extra context: Arcade Fire has been in the news a number of times in recent months. Frontman Win Butler has been accused of sexual misconduct several times. Also, his brother, Will Butler, left the band after nearly twenty years. Since the serious allegations against Win, no clear conclusion has yet been drawn from the situation. The question is whether many festivals will book the band before then.

Photo Credit: Jason McDonald

The Strokes

The Strokes can also be found at Cala Mijas 2023 in the summer and have a spot as a headliner here. The group seems to follow up on the return next summer on the European mainland. Where Julian Casablancas and co. last summer during Best Kept Secret 2022, another Dutch festival may be the backdrop for a show by The Strokes next year. For the British, the Spanish festival is just as much the first festival to be found in their tour schedule. But with this announcement there is a chance that the band will make a trip to Biddinghuizen.

Photo: Autumn de Wilde

Florence + The Machine

Cala Mijas 2023 is purveyor of rumors for Lowlands. Florence + The Machine is also one of the headliners at the Spanish festival. In addition, the band travels to Sziget in Hungary. Lowlands 2023 falls right in between these two festivals and is therefore a good contender. Did Florence + The Machine deliberately keep space in the agenda to provide a performance in Biddinghuizen?

Photo: Henry J Kamara


Would the rapper finally make up for the canceled performance of Lowlands 2021 in 2023? During the Lowlands weekend, Stormzy can be found at the British All Points East 2023. The crossing to the Netherlands during this weekend is not such a bad idea. On Instagram, Stormzy announces that APE will be his only UK show in 2023. This gives him enough space to travel to Biddinghuizen for a performance on the Saturday or Sunday of Lowlands 2023.

Photo credits: Festileaks / Kamiel Scholten


Foals is the supporting act during Paramore’s American tour, so will not be in Europe until August 2. But that makes the English a contender for Lowlands. Although the band will probably not be a headliner in Biddinghuizen, they guarantee a spectacular show. In addition, the band has something to do with the Dutch public. In 2020, the group would also give a performance during Lowlands. Will they catch up on that performance three years later?

Photo: Luke Gilford


The American pop star Lizzo will be doing a whole bunch of festivals in 2023. In Europe, she has been confirmed for NOS Alive (Portugal), Mad Cool 2023 (Spain) and Open’er (Poland). All these festivals take place in the first weeks of July, so not immediately near Lowlands. On the other hand, Lizzo has no other shows planned after July, so during the traditional weekend in August she is still free for a trip to Biddinghuizen.



Who expected that? Blur will be back on stage in 2023. At the beginning of July, the band will be at Wembley in London for two days. It has been a long time since the band was seen in the Netherlands, namely twenty years. However, it was not completely silent. For example, the men behind anthems such as ‘Song 2’ and ‘Parklife’ performed at Rock Werchter in 2013 and Sziget was also played flat in that year.

Frontman Damon Albarn also visited Biddinghuizen in 2018. Then he was in a packed Alpha with Gorillaz. In addition, he came by again in 2019 with his other band: The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Damon loves Lowlands! Will he come with Blur again next year?

The 1975

The festival agenda for 2023 of The 1975 is slowly but surely taking shape. In June and July the band can be seen at Hurricane Festival & Southside Festival in Germany and TRNSMT Festival in Scotland, among others. The band is in Europe during the festival summer, and August is still empty in their agenda. Moreover, the group has still not been able to present their two latest full-lengths to the Dutch public. To get Notes on a Conditional Form and Being Funny in a Foreign Language in Biddinghuizen their well-deserved proposal round?

Speculate further about Lowlands 2023

Of course it is always a question of which rumors are exactly true. A lot can happen before a booking becomes known. Have you already had a blow from the rumor mill? Then speculate further on the Festileaks Forum. In the Lowlands 2023 topic, there is a lively discussion.

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Lowlands 2023


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Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

August 18-20, 2023

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