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Festival line-up update – 01 Feb 2011

By | Published on Tuesday 1 February 2011


ICELAND AIRWAVES, various venues, Reykjavík, 12-16 Oct: Apparent saviours of rock The Vaccines, plus Sizarr and black metal Brooklynites Liturgy are amongst the first names announced for Airwaves this year. Icelandic bands Of Monsters And Men, Who Knew and Endless Dark, the latter of which are described as being of the ‘crab-core’ genre, will also play at venues across the Icelandic capital.

ITUNES FESTIVAL, The Roundhouse, Camden, London, throughout Jul: Hot on the heels of her sophomore LP ’21’, 21 year old Adele is the most recent addition to the free iFestival, headlining as she is on 7 Jul. She joins other big names Linkin Park, Duran Duran, White Lies and Rumer.

SONISPHERE, Knebworth Park, 8-10 Aug: Opening for the ultimate rock foursome of Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth will be metal godfathers Diamond Head, with Airbourne and Architects also confirmed to play. Countering all this headbanging with a bit of laidback levity will be goofy cult favourites Weezer, who will celebrate their (sort of) return to form with a performance at the heavy rock weekender.

WOOD FESTIVAL, Braziers Park, 20-22 May: Music, nature and ‘composting toilets’ will intertwine in perfect harmony, with Willy Mason, Nick Cope and Eliza Carthy Band first on the bill for this year’s ecologically-friendly fest, which is run entirely on renewable energy.