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Dive into 10Trax of the very best to expect from We Love Green's 2022 edition, from Gorillaz to Grimes to girl in red.
The We Love Green Festival is touching down in Paris again this year for its 10th anniversary, continuing to be a pioneer event in terms of sustainable practices, such as using 100% renewable energy and banning all single-use plastics in the venue. whilst offering a brilliant and diverse slate of music.
The line-up promises to be a treat for music fans. Headline act Gorillaz will be joined by a massive slate of diverse artists including Phoenix, Floating Points, Arlo Parks, Central Cee, Slowthai, Disclosure, Grimes and much, much more.
To whet your appetite for a big weekend coming, we’ve picked out 10Trax of the very best artists that We Love Green 2022 has to offer – then, make sure to secure your place by buying tickets for the festival, which takes place from 2-5 June, here.
"Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz
It’s a classic for a reason. Gorillaz’ “Feel Good Inc” has been an indie night staple for a decade and a half now, and it’s as fresh as it ever was.
"King Bromeliad" by Floating Points
If atmospheric house music is your jam, then Floating Points ought to be top of your list for We Love Green. Try their groovy nine-minute tune “King Bromeliad” for a taste.
"Black Dog" by Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks has been tearing it up in the UK, winning the Mercury Prize last year, and this festival season is sure to take her to new heights. Tunes like the moving “Black Dog”, which empathetically examines the effect of depression on a friend, await those lucky crowds.
"Lisztomania" by Phoenix
They’re one of the musical prides of France, so We Love Green is a fitting place to welcome indie-pop titans Phoenix. With earworms like “Lisztomania” in their repertoire, a warm home reception surely awaits.
"Blue Lights" by Jorja Smith
“Blue Lights” is the song that started it all for Jorja Smith – and while she’s climbed new heights since then, classics like this are sure to remain part of the setlist.
"Serotonin" by girl in red
girl in red has become a shrewd chronicler of the coming-of-age experience, and it’s easy to see why on tunes like “Serotonin”, which astutely (and catchily) opens up a world of self-loathing and mental health struggles.
"Oblivion" by Grimes
Talk about a blast from the past – Grimes’ classic tune “Oblivion” is eleven years old this year, but it hasn’t aged a day.
"Latch" by Disclosure
The effortlessly catchy “Latch” put pop duo Disclosure on the map in 2012, and it’s become integral to their success in the following decade.
"Doorman" by slowthai
Star rapper slowthai isn’t afraid to get dark with it, and that’s clear for all to see on the grungy banger “Doorman”.
"Loading" by Central Cee
West London rapper is going from strength to strength, fuelled by punchy singles like last year’s release “Loading”.