September 30, 2022

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Hinterland Music Festival 2022 lineup, location, dates and more

For four days over the first weekend in August, the hills of St. Charles will once more fill with music and festival goers when the Hinterland Music Festival returns for 2022.

Scheduled to run from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 7, this year’s Hinterland Music Festival boasts more than 30 performing acts. Passes for the event range from $99 for a single-day pass to $250 for a general admission four-day pass to $1,500 for a Saints pass, which offers unlimited free drinks, catered meals, tent camping and more.

After the 2021 festival drew criticism from attendees who reported issues ranging from a lack of parking spaces to a shortage of food, it was announced that organizers plan to triple the amount of parking and increase the number of food vendors on site this year, among other changes. 

Last year, Old Crow Medicine Show performed during Hinterland.

What is Hinterland?

Hinterland is a multi-day music festival put on by Sam Summers, who owns Wooly’s in the East Village and the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines. Summers originally launched the music festival in 2015. Since, he’s attracted artists such as Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, Maggie Rogers, Sturgill Simpson, TV on the Radio, Brandi Carlile, Dwight Yoakam and Tyler Childers.

Where is Hinterland Music Festival?

Hinterland Music Festival is held at Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in Saint Charles, about 31 miles south of Des Moines on I-35. 

How many people were at Hinterland in 2021?

In 2021 the festival drew roughly 14,000 attendees.

What can I bring to Hinterland? 

Festival-goers can bring empty water bottles or camel packs, blankets, legless chairs, backpacks, digital cameras, sunblock, bug spray, strollers, masks and hand sanitizer, according to festival organizers. On the list of things not permitted are chairs, smoking, glass, Styrofoam, drones, drugs, laser pointers, knives, weapons, fireworks, professional cameras, sun tents, umbrellas, coolers, wagons, outside food, and pets, except service animals. 

How much do Hinterland tickets cost?

Single-day tickets are $99. Four-day tickets are $250. Hinterland also has VIP tickets with food options, camping options, and more. Find tickets online.

Who is playing at Hinterland 2022?

For those interested in attending this year’s St. Charles-based music festival, here’s what to know about the performers featured in this year’s line-up.

Hinterland lineup Thursday, Aug. 4

William Apostol, known professionally as Billy Strings is a Grammy Award-winning musician.

HEADLINER: Closing out the night at 9:15 p.m. is Billy Strings, a Michigan-originating bluegrass musician known for songs like “The Great Divide” and “Dust in a Baggie.” This stop in Iowa comes directly between two sold-out performances in Indianapolis and Minneapolis respectively on his current tour.

The guitarist previously came to Des Moines in March of 2016 when he played Vaudeville Mews. In 2021, Strings won a Grammy award for his 2019 album, “Home.”