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Festival line-up update – 10 Feb 2011

By | Published on Thursday 10 February 2011

Bearded Theory

BEARDED THEORY, Kedleston Hall Park, Derbyshire, 13-15 May: Organisers have just revealed that Athlete are to provide a stylish opening to this three-day bash, headlining on the first night. Newly reformed post-punksters The Membranes are also confirmed to play. Existing bill-toppers The Waterboys and Alabama 3 will be joined by The Whip, The Undertones, Dub Pistols and special guest judge of Sunday’s False Beard Competition, Wagner off of ‘X-Factor’.

ETHER, Southbank Centre, London, 9-24 Apr: James Blake, Micachu & The Shapes, Killing Joke and Pantha du Prince will be taking part in all sorts of wacky crossover projects and collaborations as part of the tenth anniversary of Ether, which according to its website is a celebration of “innovation, art, technology and cross-arts experimentation”. Nice to get a bit of culture sometimes, isn’t it?

ROSKILDE, Denmark, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: Having last played at the Danish rock fest a decade ago, PJ Harvey is to make a triumphant return to Roskilde this year, joining already-confirmed acts including Iron Maiden and Kings Of Leon on the programme. Anna Calvi, Matthew Dear, Kurt Vile & The Violators and Kloster complete the raft of recent announcements.

SLOTTSFJELL, Tønsberg, Norway, 14-16 Jul: Nick Cave’s Grinderman are the first headliner confirmed for this fjordside festival, and are added to a diverse line-up that includes Deerhunter, Gallows and Datarock.

SOS 4.8, Murcia, Spain, 6-7 May: Curly-haired indie sorts The Kooks are new to the SOS bill, along with godmother of punk Patti Smith and DJ Tiga. The festival also plays host to MGMT, Suede, These New Puritans and Everything Everything.