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Festival line-up update – 1 Jun 2012

By | Published on Friday 1 June 2012

Kendal Calling

BEERMAGEDDON, Somercotes, Derbyshire, 24-26 Aug: With Wretched Soul, Rezinwolf and Sunday headliners Def Con One just booked to usher in the ale a-rock-alypse, Beermageddon’s roster so far also includes Imperial Vengeance, Evil Scarecrow, Fallen Fate, Bloodshot Dawn, The Furious Horde, Fury and Twilight’s Embrace.

BELLADRUM TARTAN HEART, Belladrum Estate, Inverness-shire, Scotland, 3-4 Aug: Having shed ‘Beautiful’ from their moniker, The South lead the latest influx of acts to the Belladrum bill, as also features Foy Vance, Man Like Me, Karima Francis and Dog Is Dead. They join existing bookings Travis, The Wombats, Beverley Knight, Frightened Rabbit, Buzzcocks, Vintage Trouble, Willy Mason, Lanterns On The Lake and We Are Scientists.

KENDAL CALLING, Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, East Cumbria, 27-29 Jul: New to slot into Kendal Calling’s 2012 programme are DJ Yoda, A Skills, Ghostpoet, D/R/U/G/S and Metronomy’s Olugbenga DJ set, who’ll all soundtrack the brand new Kube dance stage. This lot align with co headliners Maximo Park, Dizzee Rascal, James et al on the festival’s line-up at large.

MERTHYR ROCK FESTIVAL, Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr, Wales, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: This brand new boutique bash will count Razorlight, Kids In Glass Houses, Saves The Day, Deaf Havana, Yashin and Arcane Roots amongst its initial line-up, with many more acts yet to be announced.

NOZSTOCK, Bromyard, Herefordshire, 27-29 Jul: Now appearing as part of Sika Studios’ takeover of Nozstock’s Bullpen Arena are hip hop types Dr Syntax, Ricta and Idylli, all of whom (plus other new additions Crowns) go to supplement an overall line-up featuring The Futureheads, Dreadzone, The Proclaimers, The Correspondents, Willy Moon and Son Of Dave.

TRUCK FESTIVAL, Hill Farm, Steventon, 20-21 Jul: Final upgrades to the now complete Truck roster include the introduction of Alphabet Backwards, DJ Nelly B Page and Nick Cope, who join Mystery Jets, The Temper Trap, Tim Minchin, Frightened Rabbit, Future Of The Left, Turbowolf, British Sea Power, The Low Anthem, Guillemots, King Charles, Brontide, Little Comets and, last on this list but not least, Villagers.

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