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Festival line-up update – 16 Feb 2012

By | Published on Thursday 16 February 2012

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BEACONS FESTIVAL, Funkirk Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire, 17-19 Aug: Organisers open additions to the Beacons Festival’s 2012 billing with news that Roots Manuva, Ghostpoet, Factory Floor, Willy Mason and Cass McCombs are all slated to appear at this resurgent Skipton bash, which was cancelled last year due to excessive flooding. On the sunny side, this year’s edition also plays host to the likes of Errors, King Krule, Gross Magic, Bos Angeles, Peaking Lights and Mazes, which sounds a very weatherproof programme indeed.

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, 26-29 Jul: Irish folk nobility Clannad will be accompanied by Joan Armatrading, The Proclaimers, and Canadian singer-composer Loreena McKennit at this year’s edition of this Cambridge-based happening. Also joining already announced fixtures Lucy Ward and June Tabor & Oysterband are Billy Bragg, who’ll celebrate what would’ve been Woodie Guthrie’s 100th birthday with a commemorative set, and Nic Jones, who will perform in public for the first time in thirty years at the festival.

EVOLUTION, Gateshead Quayside, Tyneside, 3-4 June: The North East’s very own Evolution festival has just announced its full 2012 line-up. Headline sets will be provided by Dizzee Rascal and Deadmau5, with performances from Maximo Park, Noah And The Whale, Rizzle Kicks, Here We Go Magic, Devlin and more. Plus the likes of DJ Fresh, SBTRKT and others will be on hand with DJ sets too.

EXIT FESTIVAL, Novi Sad, Serbia, 12-15 Jul: New Order, Wolfmother, Gossip and Buraka Som Sistema are perhaps most notable amongst EXIT’s initial line-up missive, with Richie Hawtin, Miss Kittin, Maceo Plex and Kenny Larkin down to appear at the festival’s specialist Dance Arena.

FLOW FESTIVAL, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, 8-12 Aug: Taking place, as is Flow tradition, on the site of a former power plant, this fully-charged Finnish fest will this year take in new bookings St Vincent, Feist, The Black Keys, A$AP Rocky, Nicolas Jaar, The War On Drugs and Caibou, all of whom join Björk, Bon Iver and a host of others on the existing line-up.

GLADE FESTIVAL, Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, 14-17 Jun: German production duo Plantage 13 are set to make a sole UK appearance at this year’s Glade, while Stanton Warriors, System 7, Lewah and The Correspondents form further fresh additions to the dance and electro festival’s 2012 roster. The previously announced likes of Andy C, Sven Vath and Vitalic top the bill as it stands just now.

PRIMAVERA SOUND, Porto, Spain, 7-10 Jun: Team Primavera supplement an already appealing bill with such extra draws as The Flaming Lips, Rufus Wainwright, The Rapture, The Walkmen and Spiritualized. The existing bill also includes Björk, Saint Etienne, The Afghan Whigs and Explosions In The Sky.

ROUGH BEATS, Bottom Farm, Clapham, North Yorkshire, 8-10 Jun: Topmost confirmations for this Bottom Farm-based happening are Azealia Banks, Gruff Rhys, Pulled Apart By Horses and Mahala Rai Banda, who are due to reign supreme over a tbc overall bill.

SLAM DUNK, University Of Hertfordshire, 27 May: Taking Back Sunday front the first acts confirmed for Slam Dunk’s one-day programme, as also features Architects, The King Blues, Every Time I Die, Make Do And Mend and Set Your Goals.

Y-NOT FESTIVAL, Matlock, Derbyshire, 3-5 Aug: A stretch of Peak District national parkland will provide a green and pleasant setting for performances from Summer Camp, The Subways, The Pigeon Detectives and headliners The Wombats, with extra acts and headliners yet to be announced.

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