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Festival line-up update – 04 Feb 2011

By | Published on Friday 4 February 2011

Larmer Tree Festival

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, 2-4 Sep: Twice Mercury-nominated songstress Laura Marling leads the latest group of acts announced to appear at this Dorset festival. Also joining in with the folksy merriment will be Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Black Angels, Daniel Martin Moore, Darren Hanlon, The Leisure Society, Megafaun and Lia Ices. Among the acts previously confirmed to play are Beirut, Midlake Wild Beasts, The Fall, and Gruff Rhys.

FRIENDS OF MINE, Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, 21-22 May: The inaugural edition of this two day bash will play host to the very venerable trio of Twisted Wheel, The Farm and The Lightning Seeds, the latter of whom will be co-headlining with Buzzcocks and The Charlatans. Other acts fresh on the bill include Mr Scruff, Toro Y Moi, The Longcut, The Answering Machine and that busiest of festival bands, The Whip. They join a motley gang of already confirmed acts including Black Lips, The Wedding Present, Flats, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Dutch Uncles. Amongst those DJing at the “country house Party” will be mop-haired Manc hero Tim Burgess, and Wales’ most famous drug trafficker, Howard Marks.

LARMER TREE FESTIVAL, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, 13-17 Jul: The second festival taking place at Larmer Tree Gardens in today’s line-up update, though this one more obviously so. Among the first acts announced for this year’s event are Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with Sandie Shaw, Bellowhead, The Penny Black Remedy, The Dodge Brothers, and Polly And The Billets Doux. BBC film critic Mark Kermode will also be hosting a film strand, too.

NOVA ROCK, Nickelsdorf, Austria, 11-13 Jun: Alt-dnb Aussies Pendulum are newly added to the Nova Rock line-up, along with groove-metallers Cavalera Conspiracy, and Duff McKagan’s Loaded. Already confirmed to headline is the heavyweight quartet of Iron Maiden, System Of A Down, Linkin Park and, err… Volbeat.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: This year Belgium’s biggest rock festival will play host to White Lies, Kaiser Chiefs, The National, Social Distortion and All Time Low, organisers have just confirmed. They reinforce an already hefty line-up that includes Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Iron Maiden, The Chemical Brothers, Portishead, Robyn, Elbow, P J Harvey, The Gaslight Anthem and Two Door Cinema Club. Oof, that’s hefty.