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Festival line-up update – 07 Mar 2011

By | Published on Monday 7 March 2011

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BLOC WEEKEND, Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, 11-13 Mar: Innovative noise maker Aphex Twin and dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man will be joined by a slew of acts including Four Tet, Jamie XX, A Guy Called Gerald, Vitalic and Matthew Dear at this celebration of all things dance and electro.

BUSHSTOCK, various venues, Shepherd’s Bush, London, 7 May: Hosted by acclaimed indie label Communion, this event will this year play host to critics’ favourites Tom Williams & The Boat and psych-pop Aussies Cloud Control. Treetop Flyers, The Staves, Sarah Blasko and Ninja Tune’s Fink have also just been added to the line-up of this festival, which is held across four venues around the Shepherd’s Bush locale.

DOUR, Belgium, 14-17 July: Amongst the latest rock-themed batch of acts to be announced for Dour are Gallows, Pennywise, Channel Zero and The Ghost Inside, who join an eclectic line-up of which House Of Pain and Erol Alkan are highlights.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL, London, 7-18 Jun: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band and Scottish rockers Simple Minds are newly booked to play in the open-air courtyard of this historic palace, with family favourites James Blunt, Bryan Adams, Jools Holland and legendary songwriter Don McLean also confirmed to perform concerts as part of this June festival programme.

, Hop Farm Country Park, Kent, 1-2 Jul: Morrissey is newly confirmed to headline on the Saturday evening of the Kentish bash, flanked by a classic rock line-up that includes Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges, Gang Of Four and Patti Smith. Noisettes and the brilliant Walkmen are also set to appear, as are Newton Faulkner, Brother, Stornoway and Erland & The Carnival. Previously announced acts include bill-toppers The Eagles, Brandon Flowers and Bryan Ferry.

, Royal Jersey Showgrounds, Jersey, 3-4 Sept: Recently-announced Dance Arena headliners Mr Oizo and Zane Lowe will no doubt be churning out some flat beats to crowds of appreciative dance fans come September. Existing acts on the bill include headliners Madness, Plan B, The Streets and Wretch 32.

, various venues, Dalston, London, 28-29 Apr: Taking place in assorted bars and nooks across the trendy E8 district of London, this arts and music festival will this year host Ghostpoet, Visions Of Trees, Django Django and Bleeding Heart Narrative. Attendees can expect DJ sets from James Yuill, Romy of The xx and Rory Phillips, while Moshi Moshi and Clash Magazine are amongst a host of organisations set to put on showcase nights.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: Throwing themselves into the big-name melee that is this year’s Rock Werchter will be The Vaccines, Everything Everything, TV On The Radio and Tame Impala. Rival Sons, Digitalism and I Blame Coco are also fresh on the bill, while R&B crooner Bruno Mars looks lonely on an otherwise rock-dominated line-up topped off by Linkin Park, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and Coldplay.

SLOTTSFJELL, Tønsberg, Norway, 14-16 Jul: Held amidst fjordside castle ruins, this year’s Slottsfjell is set to welcome line-up additions Röyksopp, Two Door Cinema Club, Anthrax, Yuck and Crystal Castles. Nick Cave’s Grinderman are already confirmed as headliners, while Deerhunter and Datarock will also appear.

SPLENDOUR, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, 24 Jul: Festival organisers have booked evergreen 80s tastemakers Blondie, glam-popsters Scissor Sisters and not-so-glam rockers Feeder to top the bill at this year’s splendid one-day event, with more names to follow in due course.

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