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Festival line-up update – 14 Feb 2013

By | Published on Thursday 14 February 2013


So as the Camden Crawl Dublin unveils a crazy new scheme to have an SS Coachella-style (well, slightly like that) party ferry – replete with all-night bar, special live guests and DJs – carry its guests to the Irish capital via Holyhead, what else is really new in today’s FLUUs?

Well, a lot, as it happens. Take Exhibit A, Bestival’s familially-minded parallel Camp Bestival, as has just revealed that its its theme this year is ‘Around The World’. Representing that theme are live guests like Levellers, Richard Hawley, Labrinth, DJ Fresh and ‘rising stars’ Gabrielle Aplin and Tom Odell.

Excitable and globe-circling CB boss Rob Da Bank explains it all by saying: “Hip-hip hooray! Here we are reaching our sixth birthday. Crack out the jelly and ice cream, unroll the Twister board and cover me in sticky pop if I’m not more excited than ever to be announcing our all ages extravaganza once more. Our theme for 2013 Around The World is a truly global, magical mystery tour of faraway lands from Indian circuses to Italian pop-up restaurants and Belgian ska bands. Roll up roll up for the greatest show on earth!”

Hurrah! And with that today’s FLUU-rush moves on to Exhibit B, End Of The Road, whose new signings – that’s headliners David Byrne & St Vincent plus Frightened Rabbit, Efterklang, Bo Ningen and Matthew E White – very neatly align with headliners Belle & Sebastian and Sigur Rós.

And Exibit C is Kraftwerk, who are to adapt their new AV live show to fit in at Finland’s Flow and Scotland’s T In The Park. They join co-headlining contemporaries Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and The Killers. Quite a combo, that.

CAMP BESTIVAL, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, 1-4 Aug: Richard Hawley, Levellers, Labrinth, DJ Fresh, Toots And The Maytals, The Polyphonic Spree, Gabrielle Aplin, Tom Odell, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, I Am Kloot, Billy Bragg, Dan Le Sac v Scroobius Pip, The Cuban Brothers, Rob Da Bank, Grandmaster Flash, Sasha, David Rodigan, Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston, Fabio & Grooverider, Jon More, Barry Ashworth, John Kennedy, Balearic Brothers, Feeling Gloomy, Tythe, DJ Yoda & The Tootsie Rollers, John Cooper Clarke, Lissie, The Farm, Musical Youth, Beardyman, The Correspondents, The Wurzels, Mad Professor, Clean Bandit, London Grammar, Mikill Pane, The 1975, Fleetwood Bac, Introducing, Howard Marks, Lucky Elephant, Sexy Sushi, Ben Waters, Moulettes, Filthy Boy, Fake Bush, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Lewis Watson, Jaws, Jaipur Brass Band, Kawa Circus, The J-Cats, Folk Idol.

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: David Byrne & St Vincent, Frightened Rabbit, Bo Ningen, Efterklang, Golden Fable, Diana Jones, Evening Hymns, Laish, Jens Lekman, Marika Hackman, Heartless Bastards, Merchandise, Money, PINS, Polica, Matthew E White, Mark Mulcahy, Caitlin Rose, Savages, Teleman, Wolf Alice, Widowspeak.

FLOW FESTIVAL, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, 7-11 Aug: Kraftwerk, Disclosure, Tensnake, Todd Terje, Maya Jane Coles.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, 13-24 Jun: Cliff Richard, Lisa Stansfield, Franki Valli & The Four Seasons, Jools Holland & His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Russell Watson, Imelda May, Björn Again, Joe Bonamassa & Beth Hart.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 12-14 Jul: Kraftwerk.