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Festival line-up update – 12 Apr 2011

By | Published on Tuesday 12 April 2011


BEAUTIFUL DAYS, Escot Park, Devon, 19-21 Aug: I Am Kloot, Flogging Molly, Pop Will Eat Itself and Stereo MCs are the latest confirmations for Devon’s Beautiful Days, with Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Alabama 3 and The Blockheads adding further variety to a diverse line-up that’s topped by Big Audio Dynamite, Gogol Bordello, Carter USM and festival founders The Levellers.

, Belladrum Estate, Beauly, Scotland, 5-6 Aug: Heading up proceedings at the lo-fi-favouring fest are Texas and Deacon Blue, with Newton Faulkner, Frank Turner, Little Comets and Dry The River also featuring high on the first list of acts confirmed.

HARD ROCK CALLING, Hyde Park, London, 24-26 Jun: Iconic frontman Adam Ant will be charming festival goers with a set of guaranteed hits, accompanied by The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse. US rockers Train are also fresh on the bill, alongside fellow line-up newbies Barenaked Ladies, Mike & The Mechanics and Starsailor frontman James Walsh. Meanwhile, Rumer and The Lighthouse Family will fulfill the easy listening quota of the three-day rock riot, joining existing co-headliners Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi.

KALEIDESCOPE FESTIVAL, Kinkell Farm, St Andrews, Scotland, 30 Sept-2 Oct: This most intimate of eco-friendly boutique fests is to host such niche acts as Fink, Peatbog Faeries, Tayo, Stanley Odd, Found, Hidden Orchestra, Horndog Brass Band, Hope & Social, Dr Meaker, John Langan Band and Flooting Grooves, with headliners yet to be announced.

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 8-10 Jul: The Vaccines, Braids, Visions Of Trees and Big Deal are a few of the choicest cuts from the most recent portion of LOTF line-up announcements, with Cast and Dry The River also newly poised to perform alongside an established roster that includes Ellie Goulding, The Streets, Echo & The Bunnyment and Katy B.

SONISPHERE, Knebworth Park, 8-10 Aug: Bad Religion, Cavalera Conspiracy, Sylosis and Richard Cheese lead an array of all-new hard rock acts set to showcase their skills at this year’s annual decibel-smashing celebration, with Cancer Bats, Hayseed Dixie, My Passion and Pulled Apart By Horses also amongst the latest introductions to the line-up. The previously-announced bill already boasts rock’s ‘big four’ of Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth.

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