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Festival line-up update – 15 Feb 2012

By | Published on Wednesday 15 February 2012


BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, 6-9 Sep: First announced to reign over this year’s Bestival Big Top are esteemed line-up supremos New Order, whose royal subjects will include Friendly Fires, Zulu Winter, Flux Pavilion, Death In Vegas, Blawan and Django Django. This lot join the likes of The xx, Sigur Ros, Justice, Emeli Sande, Azealia Banks, Rizzle Kicks and the great Gary Numan on the wider Bestival bill.

CHAZZSTOCK, Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, 10 Jun: Held in homage to late Ou Est Le Swimming Pool singer Charles Haddon, this charitable fest is so far set to host The Horrors, The Vaccines, Alex Starling and Jen Armstrong.

LOVEBOX, Victoria Park, East London, 15-17 Jun: Team Lovebox have booked a well-stocked roster of acts including Hot Chip, Kelis, Friendly Fires, Azealia Banks, The Rapture, Niki & The Dove, Little Dragon, Skream and Sub Focus for their tenth anniversary bash.

SONISPHERE, Yverdon les Bains, Switzerland, 30 May: Taking place across a single day’s worth of ear-splitting musical revelry, the Swiss edition of this year’s Sonisphere (which also takes place with differing line-ups in Finland, Poland and Spain as well as the UK) will host the mighty Metallica as its overall headliners. Slayer, Motorhead and Mastodon are also confirmed to play.