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Festival line-up update – 18 Apr 2011

By | Published on Monday 18 April 2011


BOOMTOWN FAIR, 11-14 Aug: New confirmations as closing headliners are reggae troupe Babylon Circus, with Arcadia, Overkill Crew, Mutoid Waste and yabbacore jungle-rockers Bong Ra also recent announcees for this wacky music bash. Already featuring on the existing bill are Gogol Bordello, Goldie Lookin Chain, The King Blues and a host of other curiously-named acts. And in case you were wondering, organisers still haven’t disclosed where the whole darn shebang is going to take place.

ELECTRIC ZOO, Randall’s Island Park, New York, USA, 2-4 Sep: So far, thsi Labour Day weekender is poised to host a trio of electro-dance bigwigs in Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren. That is all.

SHAKEDOWN, Stanmer Park, Brighton, 9 Jul: Hat-sporting indie sensations Razorlight have crammed another appearance into their summer festival schedule, with a bill-topping slot booked at this Brightonian bash. Mark Ronson, Sub Focus, Example, and YasmIn will also make appearances, with sets from superstar DJs Zane Lowe and Kissy Sell Out locked down too.

SLAM DUNK, Leeds University, 28 May/University of Hertfordshire, 29 May: Both editions of this two-legged festival will welcome a score of newly-announced acts including Lower Than Atlantis, Hyro Da Hero and Cartel. Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge will pick two aspiring bands to kick things off on the Kerrang! Introducing stage, with the winners joining a hefty roster of previously-announced bands like Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish and 3oh!3.