NORMAN, OK – Norman Music Festival will welcome The Drums, DIIV and Wet as 2022 headliners for the April 28-30 event in the Walker Arts District.
New for 2022 will also be a Friday night Main Street outdoor-stage lineup, including DIIV, Husbands, Fat Tony, Babeheaven and more.
Luna Luna, Dreamgirl, Blac Rabbit, The Ivy and Lust Online will kick off NMF outdoors Thursday.
Saturday’s outdoor headliners will include The Drums (Performing Portamento), Wet, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Mothica and Spaceface.
In March 2020, Norman Music Festival — a free, three-day, non-profit music festival held each spring in The Walker Arts District — was weeks away from presenting one of its heartiest events yet. With strong community support and a celebrated lineup, NMF looked to only be booming as loud as ever come April. As the world came crashing to a halt, and in committing to Norman’s greater community health, the festival was forced to cancel for two consecutive years.
“For NMF, the first to shut down and the last to return, it has been a challenging time that only amplified how important community festivals are to the local economy, community activity and Norman’s sense of city spirit,” NMF Executive Director Shari Jackson said.
Since the festival’s inception in 2008, Norman Music Festival has helped elevate local music, showcase diverse voices and introduced touring headliners from around the world to Oklahoma, drawing patrons not only from the Sooner State but increasingly from the surrounding region to witness performances from past headliners like Portugal. The Man, Japanese Breakfast, Beach Fossils, Oh Sees, Omar Apollo, Ty Segall, Soccer Mommy, Dirty Projectors, Leon Russell, Black Milk and more.
“With the support of partners like Norman Arts Council, Fowler Auto, Absolut, The Garage, The Winston, Notorious P.I.E. and so many others that have been with us for years, we’re back,” Jackson said. “We have been hashtagging ourselves with #NMFForever and #TheLittleFestivalThatCould because we are. It goes with saying that all of us involved with NMF are beyond excited to see people in Norman, in the Walker Arts District, listening to live music in just a couple of months.”
Founded in 2008 as a one-day event, Norman Music Festival is presented by the Norman Music Alliance, a volunteer-run non-profit entity. For more information about NMF, visit NormanMusicFestival.com or via social media platforms.