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Festival line-up update – 02 Mar 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 2 March 2011

V Festival

BEACH BREAK LIVE, Pembrey Country Park, South Wales, 16-20 Jun: This student-targeted festival with the tagline “roll out the beach and roll on the tunes” has unfurled a great initial roster of star acts for 2011, with Tinie Tempah, Magnetic Man, Katy B, Professor Green and We Are Scientists all set to pack their bathers for this year’s Beach Break Live. Joining them will be Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Yasmin, The Milk and Dry The River, while Zane Lowe, Sub Focus and Mark Ronson will create some beachy vibes with live DJ sets. Ms Dynamite, Shy FX, Nero and Jaguar Skillz are also to appear.

BEAUTIFUL DAYS, Escot Park, Devon, 19-21 Aug: Sharing headline duties with festival founders The Levellers this year will be Mick Jones-fronted Big Audio Dynamite, alt-pop pioneers Carter USM, and Gogol Bordello, who make a long-awaited return to Beautiful Days having brought the house down there in 2007 with a characteristically rowdy performance.

BOOMTOWN FAIR, secret location, 11-14 Aug: More Gogol Bordello now. They and French electroswingers Caravan Palace lead the latest acts announced to play at this year’s Boomtown Fair. The Apples will bring their brand of jazz-funk fusion along too, with The King Blues, Babyhead and Smerins Anti-Social Club also poised to take to the main arena. Already confirmed acts include Welsh rap clan Goldie Lookin Chain, Barrington Levy, Ms Dynamite, The Selector and DJ Zinc.

, Belgium, 14-17 July: Having first visited this Belgian festival in 1995, recently-reformed Britpoppers Suede are to return with a flourish this year. Also just confirmed for Dour are Parisian electro-pop pairing AaRON and digital pioneers The Herbaliser, who accompany such already-announced acts as House Of Pain, Erol Alkan, Aeroplane and Joy Orbison.

EXIT, Novi Sad, Serbia, 7-10 Jul: Magnetic Man, DJ Sneak, Carl Craig, Marco Carola and Tini will bring a taste of electronica to this year’s fortress-based Serbian bash, with Arcade Fire, Grinderman, Pulp and Portishead already locked down to perform.

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 19-21 Aug: Texan post-punk outfit Explosions In The Sky are set to co-headline this fiery Welsh fest with already announced folksters Fleet Foxes. Also new to the line-up are The Low Anthem, Holy Fuck, Lia Ices, The Leisure Society, Hannah Peel, Admiral Fallow, Duotone, Driver Drive Faster, Oh Ruin, The Doozer and Treecreeper.

KENDAL CALLING, Lowther Estate, Hackthorpe, East Cumbria, 29-31 Jul: The latest crop of acts to be revealed for Kendal Calling are in-demand duo Chase & Status, Blondie, Wakefield lads The Cribs, The Young Knives, Middleman, Nero and this year’s hardest working festival band, The Whip. Amongst those already announced to appear at the homespun Lake District fest are The Levellers, Echo & The Bunnymen, Beardyman, and Tim Burgess & Mark Collins of The Charlatans who will play an exclusive acoustic set.

V FESTIVAL, Hylands Park, Essex/Weston Park, Staffordshire, 20-21 Aug: V Festival celebrates its sweet sixteenth birthday in style, with oddly-paired headliners Arctic Monkeys and Eminem set to be joined by Rihanna, Plan B, Dizzee Rascal, The Script, Duran Duran and Pendulum. Other highlights of this first extensive line-up announcement are Primal Scream, Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Mark Ronson, and Glasvegas. V will also host its usual array of squeaky clean pop acts, which this year includes The Saturdays, Olly Murs, Eliza Doolittle and er… N-Dubz.

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