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Festival line-up update – 17 Apr 2012

By | Published on Monday 16 April 2012

Hop Farm Music Festival

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 8-10 Jun: Download is to dedicate its main stage to the memory of amp innovator Jim Marshall, and marks the news with a list brand new conscriptions to its line-up. Conseqently, Ghost, Saint Jude, Shadows Fall and My Passion now share roster space with the previously announced The Prodigy, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Metallica, Soundgarden and Chase & Status.

GARDEN FESTIVAL, Petrica Glava, Tisno, Croatia, 4-11 Jul: A further raft of musical guests and boat party hosts have been confirmed for this Croatian fest, including Jose Padilla and Sir Norman Jay, who accompany Nicolas Jaar, Kenny Dope, Tiger And Woods, Crazy P, Applebim and Tim Sweeney on the bill.

HOP FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL, Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, Kent, 29 Jun – 1 Jul: Bruce Forsyth, as flanked by a big band entourage, is one of the names to newly feature on the Hop Farm programme this year, others being Primal Scream, Patti Smith, Maximo Park, Damien Rice, Lianne La Havas, Tom Vek and My Morning Jacket. Provided they play their cards right, Brucey et al will join existing bookings including Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Suede and The Stranglers.

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, 6-8 Jul: Old hands Dexys sit beside comparitive young guns Ghostpoet, Summer Camp, Slow Club, Kitty Daisy & Lewis and Theme Park amid a convoy of fresh features of the LOTF bill, as co-stars Emeli Sande, The Wombats, The Charlatans, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Mystery Jets, Roots Manuva, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure and Niki & The Dove.

STRAWBERRY FIELDS, Cattow Farm, Heather, Leicestershire, 10-12 Aug: The Charlatans will narrate their classic album ‘Tellin Stories’ as new additions to Strawberry Fields, with acts including Hadouken!, Young Knives, Friction and The Draytons also set to perform at the Leicester fest’s third annual edition.