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Festival line-up update – 09 Feb 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 9 February 2011

Oya Festival

BILBAO BBK, Recinto Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain, 7-9 Jul: Kasabian and The Kaiser Chiefs complete the letter ‘K’ portion of newly-announced acts at this year’s Spanish fiesta. Also joining the roster are !!! and Jared Leto’s rock foray 30 Seconds To Mars, who will perform amongst such towering musical giants as Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, The Chemical Brothers and Crystal Castles.

ØYA, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Norway, 9-13 Aug: It has just been revealed that The Grand Pulp Reformation Tour is to stop off in Norway, with Jarvis and co set to perform at this year’s ØYA. Amongst those already confirmed are Fleet Foxes, Warpaint and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

RHYTHM FESTIVAL, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, 26-28 Aug: Having relocated the festival to Biggleswade for its sixth edition, organisers have announced that Steve ‘The Colonel’ Cropper will appear alongside his band The Animals at this rustic Bank Holiday bash. Also just added to the bill are folk-rockers Oysterband, Sandi Thom, From The Jam and The Blockheads.

SASQUATCH, Gorge Amphitheatre, Washington, USA, 27-30 May: Lots of very good bands are to head for the hills of Washington for the tenth annual Sasquatch celebration. Headliners Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, The Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse will be amongst those paying hairy homage to the festival’s simian mythological namesake. Highlights of the extensive recent line-up announcement also include Bright Eyes, Robyn, Yeasayer, Beach House, Deerhunter, Sleigh Bells, Tokyo Police Club, Best Coast, Gayngs, The Drums, Smith Westerns and also that bloke with the handlebar moustache appearing both as part of Death From Above 1979 and MSTRKRFT. Though hopefully not at the same time.