Jupiter Rising reveals 2021 lineup

Arts and music festival Jupiter Rising returns to Jupiter Artland with bbymutha, Free Love, Fimber Bravo, Pictish Trail and Lady Neptune included in its music lineup and moving-image work from Alberta Whittle, April Lin and Fastwürms among others

Article by Jamie Dunn | 24 Jun 2021

After last year’s second event was scuppered, arts and music festival Jupiter Rising will return to the Jupiter Artland sculpture park for an edition that will also mark a return to the outdoor music festival scene in Scotland. That's definitely something to cheer about!

As ever, Jupiter have cooked up a diverse and delightfully eclectic line-up of musicians and artists. Kickass Tennessee-based rapper and vocalist bbymutha – whose fans include Björk and SZA – will headline. Known for her candid DIY approach to music and blistering lyrics that dive into sexuality, motherhood and identity, she’s one of the most exciting voices in hip-hop.

The other headline spot goes to Trinidadian pan legend Fimber Bravo. As well as bringing his ebullient blast of pan music and black power protest songs, Jupiter hopes Bravo will bring some sunshine to the sculpture park and set the perfect tone for Friday night’s underground dance party, which sees Glasgow collective OH141 host a late-night stage.

There’s plenty more live music to get excited about, including some of our favourite Scottish and Scotland-based artists. Glasgow synth duo Free Love were one of the bands due to play last year’s Jupiter Rising – they’ll be bringing their utopian dance party vibes to this rescheduled event. They’ll be joined by soulful Leith-based multi-instrumentalist Callum Easter, Glasgow’s Michael Kasparis, who brings his solo electronic project Apostille, and the dreamy alt-pop of Pictish Trail. Also expect some euphoric post-punk from Sacred Paws’ Rachel Aggs, a trance-synth sugar rush from Glasgow-based talent Lady Neptune and the inexplicable shenanigans of Romeo Taylor.

Kapil Seshasayee, Helena Celle, R Elizabeth, Sound of Yell, Container, Alabaster dePlume and Guttersnipe are among the other musicians Jupiter Rising have announced today.

Today's announcement also includes a lively programme of artist moving-image works. Alberta Whittle’s award-winning film RESET will screen, as will works by Pipolitti Rist, Sterling Linder, April Lin and Fastwürms. There’s also a screening of Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story. Part biopic, part tour documentary, this gorgeous film from Posy Dixon explores the life and music of cult transgender artist Glenn-Copeland, with a focus on the resurgence of Keyboard Fantasies, his 1968 album effortlessly blurring electronic and folk.

Limited to 1000 guests, Jupiter Rising takes place 27 and 28 August at Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh. Tickets on sale now at www.jupiterrising.art

Full Jupiter Rising line-up: Rachel Aggs, Apostille, Furmaan Ahmed, Bbymutha, Fimber Bravo, ratty byebye, Helena Celle, Richard Chater, Container, Alabaster dePlume, Callum Easter, R Elizabeth, Free Love, Josie Long, Neelam Khan Vela, Guttersnipe, Junglehussi, Caroline Murphy, Bass Warrior Soundsystem, Lady Neptune, Nightshift, Pictish Trail, Kapil Seshasayee, Sgàire, Katie Shambles, Sound of Yell, Shannen SP, Romeo Taylor, Acid Waxa and Sarra Wild.