2022 Green Man Festival Announces Michael Kiwanuka as the First Headliner

Michael Kiwanuka is the first headliner announced for the 20th anniversary of the Green Man Festival.

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Among the tracks, Kiwanuka will play at his fourth festival appearance are ‘Love & Hate’ and “Home Again.” PHOTO via @NME

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — As part of the festival’s 20th-anniversary celebrations, Michael Kiwanuka has been announced as the first headline act for the 2022 Green Man festival.

Last year, the Mercury Prize-winning musician Michael Kiwanuka was scheduled to headline the festival, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation.

This will be Kiwanuka’s fourth time performing at the festival, and he’ll perform a selection of favourite tracks, including “Love & Hate” and “Home Again”.

Fiona Stewart, managing director and owner of the Green Man festival, said the full line-up will be announced next year: “We’re so looking forward to celebrating Green Man’s big 20th birthday with lots of wonderful surprises and the best party ever,” she said.

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“We’re so excited about Green Man’s 20th birthday and we’re planning to celebrate his big occasion with lots of wonderful surprises and the best party ever,” Fiona Stewart said.

Besides music and art installations, the festival will contain science and education booths to engage children and adults in discussions, experiments, and crafts.

Kiwanuka became known after supporting British singer Adele on her tour in 2011 and after winning the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. He left the Royal Academy of Music to become a solo artist.

Kiwanuka, his self-titled third album released in June, won the UK Album of the Year award at the MPG Awards. Additionally, ‘Kiwanuka’ was nominated at the BRIT Awards and the Grammy Awards for its exploration of race and its own cultural heritage.

Michael Kiwanuka fact sheet

  1. Is Michael Kiwanuka married?

    Kiwanuka is married to Charlotte Johnson, who had the maiden name, Johnson. They got married on September 3rd, 2016 and celebrated their fifth anniversary this month.

  2. What music genre is Michael Kiwanuka?

    Kiwanuka is a R&B/Soul artist.

  3. Does Michael Kiwanuka write his own songs?

    At first, he began writing his own songs quietly at home, just as a hobby, not with the intention of sharing them with anyone else.

    In an interview, he explained that: ‘’no one would hire me to play the kind of music I loved, so I had to write it myself. It was more a way to keep my passion alive, just as a way to keep myself warm, you know.’’

  4. When was Michael Kiwanuka born?

    His birthday is May 3, 1987, making him 34 years old.

  5. What nationality is Michael Kiwanuka?

    A London native, Kiwanuka was born in 1987 to Ugandan parents who left the oppressive regime of Idi Amin in the 1970s.

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