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Festival line-up update – 07 Feb 2011

By | Published on Monday 7 February 2011

Glastonbury Festival

EXIT, Novi Sad, Serbia, 7-10 Jul: Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Vorn and Joachim Garraud are to join previously announced acts such as Arcade Fire, Portishead and Hadouken! Hurrah!

FAIRPORT’S CROPREDY CONVENTION, Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 11-13 Aug: Crate-stomping bluesman Seasick Steve is to headline the Friday of this venerable fest, with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Lau added to the Saturday bill. They join UB40, Hayseed Dixie, and hosts Fairport Convention who will perform twice to open and close the festival, as per its tradition.

KENDAL CALLING, Lowther Estate, Hackthorpe, East Cumbria, 29-31 Jul: The first crop of acts revealed for this Lake District-based bash are 80s gloom-rock icons Echo & The Bunnymen, Beardyman, Mr. Scruff and The Levellers, who will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their album ‘Levelling The Land’. Madchester men Mark Collins and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans will also play special acoustic sets of songs both classic and new.

GLASTONBURY, Worthy Farm, Somerset, 22-26 Jun: So, Coldplay are to headline the Saturday night of Glasto this year, an announcement met with much derision on Twitter, so much so I found myself mumbling at my computer, “they’re not that bad, you know”, which long term readers will appreciate is quite a development.

LONDON BLUESFEST, Various Venues, London, 27 Jun – 3 Jul: Our nation’s noble capital is to welcome such greats as BB King, Booker T, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Dr John, Buddy Greco and Max Weinburg, with a host of other cool cats playing at citywide venues including Union Chapel and The Royal Albert Hall. Mayor Boris is already in full support of the festival, so it must be very good indeed.

SUNRISE CELEBRATION, Lilcombe Farm, South Somerset, 2-5 Jun: Organisers of non-profit eco-festival Sunrise have just unveiled the dance-tastic line-up for its Dance Stage, which includes Mirror System, Tristan, Laughing Buddha, Major Clanger, Liquid Ross and Pieman. No? Me neither. Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit are headlining the whole shebang though, so that redeems things somewhat.

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