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Festival line-up update – 17 Feb 2012

By | Published on Friday 17 February 2012

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ATP’S I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR, Alexandra Palace, London, 25-27 May: Death Grips, Aiden Moffat & Bill Wells, Harvey Milk, Tall Firs and Forest Swords are amongst the latest acts destined to play ATP’s springtime incarnation, as are post-rock types The Make-Up, who will reform especially for the Mogwai-curated event.

COSTA DE FUEGO, Valencia, Spain, 21-22 Jul: Staged by organisers of Benicassim, this 30,000-capacity rock riot will see in its first ever edition to the sounds of Guns N Roses and Marilyn Manson, with a further horde of acts due to fill its three stages.

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 8-10 Jun: Killswitch Engage, Shinedown, Black Veil Brides, NOFX, Opeth and Nightwish are fresh on the Download scene, taking up space on an increasingly crowded bill that also features The Prodigy, Metallica, Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, Chase & Status, Megadeth and Biffy Clyro.

HEINKEN OPEN’ER, Babie Doly Airfield, Gydnia, Poland, 4-7 Jul: Bon Iver, Wiz Khalifa, Friendly Fires and Bat For Lashes make for a satisfying supplement to Open’er’s 2012 bill, which also boasts Franz Ferdinand, Bjšrk, The xx, Julia Marcell and Justice.

HENLEY FESTIVAL, Henley On Thames, 4-8 Jul: Henley is to mark the venerable occasion of its 30th anniversary with a headline slot by aptly august singer-songwriter Sting, who is down to perform on 4 Jul. Overall proceedings will take in five nights of live music, cabaret, street theatre, firework displays and fine foods, with the festival’s full roster yet to be unveiled.

RHYTHM FESTIVALS, Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire: 24-26 Aug: Appearing across Rhythm’s three sub-festivals are brand new conscriptions including Show Of Hands, David Knopfler, The Travelling Band, Lau and Richard Dignance. Recent line-up revelations confirm that Scott Matthews, Peatbog Faeries, Wishing Well and Strawbs are also amongst those set to perform.

ONE-FEST, Tumuli Field, Rockley, Marlborough, Wiltshire, 14 Apr: Having just been rechristened One-Fest, the festival formerly known as Honeyfest is fortunately still set to host headliner Damon Albarn, who’ll recreate a section from the score of his opera ‘Dr Dee’. Other line-up fixtures include Dry The River, Nick Harper, Ragu Dixit Project and Kidnap Alice, while Gaz Brookfiled, Young Blood, Old Colours and Crash & The Bandicoots, all acts aspiring to Albarn-like levels of greatness, will appear on the BBC Introducing Stage.

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