May 16, 2022

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High Water Festival announces 2022 lineup after 2 years off due to COVID-19 | Charleston Scene

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NORTH CHARLESTON — High Water Festival is back in 2022 after two years off due to COVID-19, and organizers have announced the anticipated lineup for the two-day North Charleston event put on by local duo Shovels & Rope. 

Headliners are Jack White (who has played with The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather in his career), along with My Morning Jacket.

Other acts on the roster are Modest Mouse, Black Pumas, Shovels & Rope, Old Crow Medicine Show, Caamp, Mavis Staples, Local Natives, Sharon Van Etten, Bahamas, Delta Spirit, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Jade Bird, Amythyst Kiah, Felice Brothers, Adia Victoria, Shannon and the Clams, Cedric Burnside, Palm Palm and Jeremie Albino. 

The festival, produced by Shovels & Rope, AC Entertainment and C3 Presents, is slated for April 23-24 at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park and will feature food and beverage experiences and vendors in addition to live music all weekend long. 

“High Water is coming out swinging with a lineup that we are personally thrilled about,” Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope wrote in a statement to The Post and Courier. “It’s the mix of family, friends and heroes that we aspire to and have achieved in spades. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to bring this fest back to Charleston.”

Two-day tickets are on pre-sale now and available at noon Dec. 2 at General admission tickets are $145, with options to upgrade to VIP for $550, Platinum for $1,300 or Weekender starting at $9,500 and up to $17,500. 

The High Water Festival 2022 lineup is here. Provided

The high-priced Weekender tickets are for two and come with all the Platinum perks, like VIP areas and all-day complimentary drinks, in addition to a Friday night cocktail social, chef-prepared breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings, unlimited snacks, golf cart transportation to the festival gate and an overnight stay on festival grounds at the Admiral’s House or Gate Keepers Inn. 

The overnight stay option is a new festival feature, and will likely draw in some well-off out-of-town guests to join the crowd of around 10,000 attendees. 

And while single-day tickets were promised for the 2020 festival, it looks as though that option is no longer on the table. 

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As for the music, the lineup originally set for 2020 was nixed, though a few artists are in the overlap. That includes Mavis Staples, Sharon Van Etten, Delta Spirit, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Felice Brothers, Shannon and the Clams, Cedric Burnside and Palm Palm. 

Not returning in 2022’s lineup are previously announced 2020 headliners Wilco, Nathaniel Rateliff and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. The original lineup’s Andrew Bird, Drive-By Truckers, Rufus Wainwright, Angel Olsen, Wilder Woods, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Strand of Oaks, Seratones, Indianola and She Returns From War will also not return. 

The High Water Festival was founded in 2017. That first year, headliners were The Avett Brothers and The Shins, with additional performances by Margo Price, Charles Bradley, Dawes and more. 

Shovels & Rope's North Charleston High Water Festival canceled for second year in a row

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