Organizers of live-music festival LOVELOUD announced the artist lineup and date of the festival Monday. After taking two years off because of the pandemic, LOVELOUD is happening this year on May 14, 2022 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
Imagine Dragons frontman, Dan Reynolds, founded the festival and will headline the daylong event this year. LOVELOUD is the culmination of Dan Reynolds’ confronting the LDS Church’s treatment of LGBTQ people as well as his own beliefs, which is the subject of his 2018 documentary Believer.
Neon Trees, a group that got its start in the Provo music scene, will also perform. Tyler Glenn, Neon Trees frontman, has been vocal about his own journey as a gay man and ex-Mormon (see his solo album Excommunication).
Filling out the LOVELOUD lineup is The Aces, an indie group that also came out of the Provo scene, WILLOW, a pop-punk musician and child of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, locals Mat & Savanna Shaw and Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta.
Tickets for the event will go on sale Wednesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. on the LOVELOUD website, loveloudfest.com.