Artist News Festival Line-Up Update Gigs & Festivals

Festival line-up update – 14 Mar 2012

By | Published on Wednesday 14 March 2012

Secret Garden Party

BANG FACE WEEKENDER, Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall, 14-16 Sep: Luke Vibert, Venetian Snares, Egyptian Lover, Dorian Concept, Ceephax Acid Crew, Saint Acid and Dankle are notable amidst Bang Face’s latest conscriptions, joining prior mentioned beatsmiths like Aphex Twin at this rave marathon.

BENICASSIM, FIB Heineken, Valencia, Spain, 12-15 Jul: Young Ed Sheeran and veteran rockers Buzzcocks bookend a stack of brand new supplements to the Benicassim bill, thus aligning with the likes of At The Drive-In, The Stone Roses, Florence And The Machine, New Order, David Guetta and so very many more.

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, 10-12 Aug: Bloodstock enriches its outdoor proceedings with still-warm additions Dio Disciples, Pythia, Crimes Of Passion and Primitai, who share roster room with Behemoth, Alice Cooper, Deicide, Sanctuary, Grand Magus, Nile, Mayhem and The Black Dahlia Murder. Organisers state they’re unable to name a third and final main stage headliner due to “circumstances beyond our control” until June, but add that the mystery act is the “most prestigious and exciting headliner to date, doing something very, very special”.

NO DIRECTION HOME, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, 8-10 Jun: Peaking Lights, The Wave Pictures, Zulu Winter and The Cornshed Sisters are fresh apparitions on No Direction Home’s eclectic billing, as houses co-headliners The Low Anthem, Dirty Three, Andrew Bird and Richard Hawley, not to mention Austra, Cold Specks, Gruff Rhys, Slow Club and Django Django.

OPTIMUS ALIVE!, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 Jul: Katy B, LMFAO, Lostprophets, SBTRKT, The Maccabees and Warpaint make for a mixed bag of new additions to the Optimus Alive roster, joining previously announced bookings who include The Stone Roses, The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Justice and Florence And The Machine.

OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 3-5 Aug: King Creosote & John Hopkins and 90s psych set The House Of Love are introduced to OFF’s extensive existing roster, as are alt ambient outfit Forest Swords, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon & improv percussionist Ikue Mori and confrontational ex-Black Flag figurehead Henry Rollins, the latter set appearing on the Fennesz-curated Experimental Stage. The line-up so far also features the diverse likes of Iggy & The Stooges, Shabazz Palaces, Iceage, Swans, Ty Seagall, Nils Frahm and Connan Mockasin.

REDFEST, Robins Cook Farm, Red Hill, Surrey, 20-22 Jul: Redfest rolls out a full and frank roster for its sixth annual edition, confirming Modestep, The King Blues, Young Guns, Clemen Marfo & The Frontline, Deaf Havana, Kids In Glass Houses and Missing Andy amidst the most varied and voluminous of its annual arrays.

ROCK EN SEINE, Domaine National De Saint-Cloud, Paris, France, 24-26 Aug: Placing headliners Green Day topmost of their tenth anniversary line-up, Team Rock En Seine also attract Sigur Rós, The Black Keys, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Placebo, Foster The People and Mark Lanegan to what’s looking to be a princely festival hierarchy.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 19-22 Jul: Along with Eddy Temple-Morris’ announcement of the line-up of his Temple Of Boom stage yesterday, the rest of Team SGP also unveiled some line up news yesterday. Joining headliners Orbital are artists including Little Dragon, Tim Minchin, Lamb, Holly Golightly, Professor Penguin, Tom Williams And The Boat, and more.

STOCKTON WEEKENDER, Stockton Riverside Park, 3-5 Aug: With chief Sit Downers James occupying the festival’s prestigious Sunday teatime slot, Stockton’s premier live happening will also host musical guests including We Are Scientists, Ocean Colour Scene’s Simon & Oscar and The Go! Team.

WIRELESS FESTIVAL, Hyde Park, London, 6-8 Jul: Deadmau5 is locked in as Wireless’s first night headlining act, aligning with respective Saturday and Sunday supremos Drake and Rihanna on the festival’s big-name bill. Maverick Sabre and Ms Dynamite are amongst those joining the Deadmau5 day running order, with Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Calvin Harris, A$AP Rocky and Cher Lloyd also playing across the line-up at large.

READ MORE ABOUT: | | | | | | | | | |