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Festival line-up update – 11 Feb 2011

By | Published on Friday 11 February 2011

The Great Escape

BLOODSTOCK, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 12-14 Aug: German thrash metal types Kreator are to make their only UK appearance this year at the open-air Bloodstock headbangers’ ball. Also joining existing acts such as Napalm Death, Immortal, Morbid Angel, Coroner, Exodus and At The Gates will be newly-announced Scandinavian rockers Wolf and 1349.

THE GREAT ESCAPE, Various Venues, 12-14 May: The latest names added to the bill of this year’s big Brighton bash are The Joy Formidable, Marnie Stern, Trophy Wife, Smoke Fairies, Max Richter, Ben Howard, Matthew & The Atlas, Hauschka and Alex Daine. They join a stellar line-up that includes Friendly Fires, Katy B, Warpaint and Villagers.

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 8-10 Jul: This year’s edition of the farm fest will see its most high profile line-up yet, with The Streets, Ellie Goulding and Echo & The Bunnymen booked to headline the all-new outdoor main stage. The very Kentish-sounding Sheep Dip Stage will host showcase sets by labels Transgressive, Chess Club and Moshi Moshi.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: Kasabian, Grinderman and Warpaint lead the recent line-up announcements for Belgium’s biggest and best rock event, which was already playing host to a raft of huge names including Coldplay, Iron Maiden, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and The Chemical Brothers.