The North Bay’s biggest music festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, always gathers the country’s top headlining artists and bands to perform in the heart of Napa. This year, the festival emphasizes the “Rock” in “BottleRock” when it presents over 75 acts on Memorial Day weekend, topping the bill with heavy metal legends Metallica.
Presented by JaM Cellars, BottleRock Napa Valley’s 2022 lineup of artists also includes headliners such as pop star P!nk, indie duo Twenty One Pilots and country music singer-songwriter Luke Combs. The three-day event will take place once again at the Napa Valley Expo on May 27–29, 2022.
“We’re happy to be bringing the first taste of summer back to music fans here in the Napa Valley,” Dave Graham of BottleRock Napa Valley says. “As fans have come to expect, our 2022 lineup has something for everyone, featuring a wide variety of genres that offer legendary performers with some of the most exciting new and emerging artists in the world.”
With Covid-19 still surging this month in the North Bay, BottleRock Napa Valley organizers stress that they will follow all local and state health and safety guidelines and will communicate all requirements to ticket holders before the festival.
In the wake of the pandemic’s emergence, BottleRock was one of many events forced to cancel plans in 2020, and last year the festival shifted from its usual Memorial Day weekend festival to a Labor Day weekend event that took place Sept. 3–5, 2021. Organizers are hopeful that this year’s festival will be able to take place on Memorial Day weekend this May, and are planning a massive party featuring music, wine, craft brew and culinary goodies.
Making their BottleRock debut this year, Metallica recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. The band, currently made up of founding members Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, as well as Robert Trujillo—who joined the band in 2003—is planning an international tour in 2022, and will play in South America before coming to Napa.
The BottleRock Napa Valley 2022 lineup includes a wide range of acts including the Black Crowes; Pitbull; Greta Van Fleet; Mount Westmore—featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 and Too $hort; CHVRCHES; Bleachers; Spoon; Michael Franti & Spearhead; Silversun Pickups; the Wailers featuring Julian Marley; Iration; Grandmaster Flash; Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors; the Brothers Comatose; Ron Artis II; Full Moonalice; the Alive; Jaleh; Kosha Dillz; Chelsea Effect; the Silverado Pickups and Napa Valley Youth Symphony.