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Festival line-up update – 10 Apr 2012

By | Published on Tuesday 10 April 2012

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BEAT HERDER, The Ribble Valley, Lancashire, 29 Jun – 1 Jul: Aeroplane, Fake Blood, Etienne De Crecy, The Parov Stelar Band, The Whip, Rudimental, Girl Unit are amongst the latest editions to the Beat Herder bill. They join Orbital, Lee Scratch Perry, Goldie, James Holden, Pariah, D/R/U/G/S and The Orb Sound System.

BERLIN FESTIVAL, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany, 7-8 Sep: The Killers will headline this year’s Berlin Festival, alongside other new additions including Kate Nash, Junior Boys and We Have Band. They join previously announced acts such as Sigur Rós, Friendly Fires, Little Dragon, Metronomy, Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs, SBTRKT and Major Lazer.

BEAUTIFUL DAYS, Escot Park, Devon, 17-19 Aug: Toots and The Maytals, Katzenjammer, The Black Seeds, Juan Zelada, Dub Pistols, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Mad Dog Mcrea, Fay Hield and The Hurricane Party, Shy FX, Zinc, Eat Static and Mampi Swift are all new aboard The Levellers’ annual bash.

CAMDEN CRAWL, various venues, Camden, London, 4-6 May: The ever-expanding Camden Crawl line-up has, erm, expanded some more. Among the new additions are Johnny Foreigner, Loney Dear, Micachu & The Shapes, Veronica Falls, Bo Ningen, Mistabishi, Ayah Marar, FOE, Kyla La Grange, Liz Green, The Milk, Post War Years, The Rumour Said Fire, Rustie, Simian Ghost, Weird Dreams, and more.

CREAMFIELDS, Daresbury, Cheshire, 24-26 Aug: The Chemical Brothers are the latest edition to this year’s line-up, joining the likes of Deadmau5, Tiësto, David Guetta, Avicii, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Example, Axwell, Steve Angello, Sub Focus, and more.

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE, Duncarron Fort, Carron Valley, Kilsyth, Scotland, 24-26 Aug: In a brand new venue for this year the Doune The Rabbit Hole festival has so far announced a line-up of acts including The Phantom Band, JD Twitch, Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, Sparrow & The Workshop, The Lovely Eggs, Holy Mountain, Three Blind Wolves, and the wonderfully named John Knox Sex Club.

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Donington Park, 8-10 Jun: Thirteen acts have joined the Download line-up anew, which seems like an appropriate number. They are Refused, Kids In Glass Houses, Lower Than Atlantis, Four Year Strong, Gallows, Don Broco, Porter Robinson, T Mills, Fearless Vampire Killers, Kobra & The Lotus, Edguy, Rival Sons and Black Spiders.

EASTERN ELECTRICS FESTIVAL, Clapham Common, London, 4 Aug: This one day event in London has just added Pan-Pot, Amirali, Sebo K, Greg Wilson, Ralph Lawson, Luca C & Ali Love, Trickski and Dusky amongst others to its line-up.

ELECTRIC ZOO, Randall’s Island Park, New York, 1-2 Sep: This New York City electronic festival has announced its first batch of acts for 2012, including David Guetta, Axwell, Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Boys Noize, Twelfth Planet, A-Trak, Benny Benassi, Flux Pavilion & Doctor P, Andy C, Knife Party, Martin Solveig, Porter Robinson and Sasha.

GLASS BUTTER BEACH, Crugan Beach, Nr Abersoch, Cardigan Bay, 17-18 Aug: Chicane, Grandmaster Flash, Charlotte O’Connor and The Kickbacks are the first acts to be announced for this multi-action sports and music festival, which takes place on lush fields overlooking Cardigan Bay and on the festival’s very own private beach in North Wales.

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 17-19 Aug: Van Morrison will headline this year’s Green Man, joining the likes of Feist, The Walkmen, Yann Tiersen, Ghostpoet, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Tune-Yards, Of Montreal, Michael Kiwanuka, Friends and Three Trapped Tigers.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guilford, Surrey, 13-15 Jul: Joining this family fun-fest’s tenth anniversary party are Bryan Ferry and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. Joining them to cut the birthday cake and then dance around its ashes (or something) will be Tim Minchin, Olly Murs, Jools Holland, Jimmy Cliff, and more.

HULTSFRED FESTIVAL, Hultsfred, Sweden, 14-16 Jun: Amongst those on the bill of this Swedish festival are The Stone Roses, The Cure, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Gorillaz Soundystem, Kasabian, Marina & The Diamonds, Mumford & Sons, The xx, Noah & The Whale, The Vaccines, James Blake, Bat For Lashes, Spector and Willy Moon. Also, The Cardigans will perform their 1998 album ‘Gran Turismo’ in full.

IN THE WOODS, secret woodland location, south of London, 1 Sep: This intimate affair run by indie outfit The Laurel Collective returns for its seventh year with Alt-J, Kwes, Maia, Peter & Kerry, Stealing Sheep and Sculptures so far listed on the bill, along with the organisers themselves, ie Laurel Collective.

KENDAL CALLING, Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake District, 27-29 Jul: We Are Scientists, The View, Tribes, Spector, DJ Yoda And The Transiberian Marching Band, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Beans On Toast, Toy, Swiss Lips, Hyde & Beast, Toddla T, Mosca, Jaymo & Andy George and / D/R/U/G/S are amongst a plethora of acts to join the Kendal Calling line-up.

LAND OF KINGS, various venues, Dalston, London, 4-5 May: The second wave of line-up announcements for this year’s Land Of Kings festival in Dalston have arrived, bringing Speech Debelle, Maurice Fulton, Bicep, Trophy Wife, Bos Angeles, NZCA/Lines, Breach, Hannah Holland, Stay+, Mo Kolours, Dreamtrak, Hall Of Mirrors, Spirit Of Mantra, All The Queen’s Ravens and Stealing Sheep into the fold.

OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 3-5 Aug: Thurston Moore, Baroness, Josh T Pearson, Akron/Family and Megafaun join previously announced acts such as Moore’s soon to be ex-wife Kim Gordon, King Creosote & John Hopkins, The House Of Love, Forest Swords, Henry Rollins, Iggy & The Stooges, Shabazz Palaces, Iceage, Swans, Ty Seagall, Nils Frahm and Connan Mockasin.

SLAM DUNK, Leeds University/University Of Hertfordshire, 27 May: Charlie Simpson will headline the Acoustic Stage and Hadouken the Dance Stage at this punk and metal fest. Also joining them afresh on the bill are Canterbury, Heavy In The Day, Marmozets, Into It Over It, former Valencia member Shane Henderson, and Rob Lynch.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland, 6-8 Jul: Orbital have been added as headliners of the Slam Tent. Also new on the bill are DJ Yoda, Gary Beck, Paul Kalkbrenner and Hans Bouffmyhre, joining the likes of Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence And The Machine, Tinie Tempah, New Order, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Nicki Minaj.

TUSK FESTIVAL, Star & Shadow, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 5-6 Oct: The second Tusk Festival will bring acts from around the globe to the Star & Shadow venue and cinema in Newcastle this October. Already on the bill are Keiji Haino, Pelt, Hieroglyophic Being and The Dead C member Michael Morley’s solo project Gate.

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