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Festival line-up update – 15 Jun 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 15 June 2011

Reading Festival

LONDON BLUESFEST, Various Venues, London, 27 Jun – 3 Jul: Late additions to this year’s Bluesfest bill are soul singer PP Arnold, acclaimed axe-man Oli Brown and rock outfit The Quireboys. They join an existing line-up that includes such jazz and blues greats as BB King, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Booker T and Liza Minelli, with young pretenders Jamie Cullum and Sandi Thom also due to appear.

READING FESTIVAL, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, 26-28 Aug: Organisers of this two-legged weekender (this FLUU applies to the Leeds Fest too) have just unveiled the line-up for their Festival Republic Stage, which features acts including Tom Vek, Digitalism, Smith Westerns, Ed Sheeran, Anna Calvi and White Denim. Older news in terms of line-up announcements are co-headliners My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, and Pulp, with other live slots filled by the likes of 30 Seconds To Mars, Elbow, Interpol, Metronomy and Death From Above 1979.

STATION SESSIONS, St Pancras International, London, 15 Jun – 29 Jul: Designed for the entertainment of commuters and tourists alike, this programme of free Station Sessions events will kick off this evening with a performance from folk types Guillemots. Whilst announcements concerning the rest of the billing are running a little late (signal problems down the line), the festival will feature live sets throughout the 50-day period from around 100 musicians.

SPLIT FESTIVAL, Ashbrooke Sports Club, Sunderland, 17-18 Sep: Curated by The Futureheads, this Sunderland bash will also host fellow bill-toppers The Drums and The Charlatans, with Frankie & The Heartstrings, Dutch Uncles and Ganglians. Bouffant-haired Masterchef finalist Stacey Stewart will take charge of the gourmet tent, while an as-yet unconfirmed array of comedy and acoustic acts will frequent the fringe tent.

TRUCK, Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, 22-24 Aug: Freshly introduced to the musical portion of the proceedings at Oxford’s finest music fest are Camden indie troupe Tribes, local band Dive Dive, Deer Park, and historical Truck headliners of yore The Rock Of Travolta. The existing roster boasts Gruff Rhys, Bellowhead, Graham Coxon, Young Knives, Saint Etienne, Edwyn Collins, The Go! Team and Philip Selway.

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