Back for the 7th year running, the UK’s most nostalgic festival, Back 2 Festival, is proud to announce the final lineup for this year’s throwback extravaganza. Superstar DJ Example and pop rock band The Hoosiers among others will join headline acts Boyzlife and Basshunter on Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July 2023 for a riotous celebration of 00s finest. 


Adding to a weekend of banging head-bobbers, Back 2 Festival’s epic lineup of childhood sweethearts will blast gems across the park from the vibrant 80s, 90s and 00s music scene. New on the bill, Example is the multi-talented singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer behind global hits like ‘Changed the Way You Kissed Me’ and ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’. Also familiar with chart-topping success, The Hoosiers inject bright and bold tunes before delivering their fourth studio album, and first in eight years, in 2023.

Joining the lineup for the festival’s largest year yet are Bristol’s Showhawk Duo, Spanish DJ and Record Producer DJ Sammy, the world’s number 1 Whitney Houston tribute Belinda Davis, British radio and TV presenter Pat Sharp, local singer Kelly Llorrena, Italian Eurodance group Livin Joy, TV talent Gareth Gates, impersonators Kevin & Perry, drum and bass’ Nicky BlackMarket, singer Marcella Woods, the godfather of oldskool Slipmatt and much more alongside forty of Bristol’s elite DJs. 

Combined with a lineup that has already won the hearts of a generation, Boyzlife make audiences swoon with their highly-anticipated collaboration: Boyzone and Westlife. Phone torches will be ablaze for their roster of heart-throbbing ballads. Returning to the stage for another weekend at the park are two of Back 2 Festival’s most-loved artists: dance legend Basshunter and energetic German trio Cascada will deliver an array of much-requested dancefloor anthems. These musical pioneers joined the first phase lineup with pop favourites A1 and 911, Welsh comedy rap group Goldie Looking Chain and much more.

With four monumental stages in total, including two brand-new stages for 2023, Back 2 Festival is welcoming its biggest year yet in style. Whether you are hunting out the hidden entrance to The Secret Rave Arena, falling into a thumping dance tent hosted by Birmingham’s biggest LGBTQ+ night club, or finishing on a high at Saturday’s Passion tent and the longest-running trance brand in the UK, this year is set to smash expectations like never before.

Catton Park, located next to local gem Catton Hall, is in the heart of the National Forest and equidistant from London, Manchester and Norwich, making it the ideal location for festival goers from across the UK.