We’ve already seen plenty of huge festival announcements for 2022 and we’re not even all the way through January yet! Next up on the list is The Untz Festival. Taking place in Northern California, this festival was a massive success last summer, and boy, to say my jaw was dropped to the floor when they announced their lineup for this summer would be an absolute understatement!

Headlining The Untz Festival is a duo that has time and time again shaken us to the core: SHADES! Alix Perez and EPROM team up to announce their first North American date together, shocking the bass scene as we know it. Their set will be colliding with this year’s eclipse as well, meaning our bones are sure to be rattled. If SHADES wasn’t enough, the festival boasts a 1985 takeover, featuring label boss Perez, Tsuruda, and the legendary Hyroglifics!

Continuing down the lineup is some major firepower. If Chee.SupertaskTernion SoundThe Librarian, and Resonant Language aren’t enough, The Untz Festival has you covered with an ever-impressive undercard! We’re gifted with the US debut of IT HZ, the side project of Chee. and Jon Casey. Special sunrise sets from Bricksquash and Tiedye Ky, to go along with a downtempo closing set from ZEE, are all sure to bring out the vibes. The bottom half of this lineup is absolutely stacked as well, featuring Saka b2b Floret LoretDela MoonZen SelektaFLY, and Xotix.

We also see some incredible takeovers from unique labels, collectives, and agencies. Wormhole Music Group headlines the takeovers, with talents like Chmura, Comisar, Curra, and an insane b2b from Mythm and Matheny. Underground collectives The RustThe Gradient Perspective, and Wavecraft make huge appearances as well. It’s a lineup that champions all different kinds of bass, and we are HERE for it!

The Untz Festival will once again return to northern California, this time taking place on May 13-15 to battle heat from last year’s installment. We’re so excited to head over to Browns Valley for an insane weekend by the river! Be sure to grab your tickets, camping passes, and more here.

Who are you most excited to catch at The Untz? Let us know down below in the comments or on our socials!

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