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Festival line-up update – 18 Feb 2011

By | Published on Friday 18 February 2011


ATP CURATED BY JEFF MAGNUM, Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, 2-4 Dec: Neutral Milk Hotel’s frontman has selected a wonderfully wacky programme for the latest incarnation of ATP festival. Those acts announced so far including Sahara soul-rebels Tinariwen, US indie rockers Superchunk, and Welsh post-punk types Young Marble Giant and The Olivia Tremor Control. Completing the recent announcements are The Magic Band, The Raincoats, A Hawk And A Hacksaw and The Apples In Stereo, as well as a performance from Magnum himself.

EVOLUTION WEEKENDER, Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, 28-29 May: Completing a line-up that includes headliners Iggy & The Stooges, Plan B and Tinie Tempah are Katy B, Sub Focus, Example, The Kills, Caribou, Mount Kimbie and Jamie Woon. Also to play are CMU featured artists Cocknbullkid, Spark and Breakage, as well as Spank Rock, Fenech-Soler and Annie Mac, who will no doubt put together a blistering set.

ITUNES FESTIVAL, The Roundhouse, Camden, London, throughout Jul: Rockin four-piece Beady Eye, aka Oasis minus Noel, are to play at London’s Roundhouse on 5 Jul as part of the free iTunes-sponsored event. Adele, Duran Duran, Linkin Park, White Lies and Rumer will also make appearances at the Camden venue throughout the month.

NASS, Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 8-10 Jul: Fresh from a double win at this year’s BRITs, all-conquering CMU fave Tinie Tempah is confirmed to top the bill of “the UK’s only professional action sport and music festival”. Sponsored by energy drink Relentless, the event will also host Sub Focus, Ms Dynamite, Redlight, Modestep and Maverick Sabre. Already announced for the dnb arena are Dirtyphonics and DJ Fresh & MC Fearless.

ROSKILDE, Denmark, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: Newly-announced acts Janelle Monae and Big Boi are to shake things up at this year’s Roskilde, adding some variety to a predominantly a rock and metal line-up with Kings of Leon and Iron Maiden at the helm.

WIRELESS, Hyde Park, London, 1-3 Jul: Playing on the Sunday of the Barclaycard-sponsored event alongside headliners Pulp will be post-punk Brooklynites TV On The Radio, Mercury-nominated Foals and The Horrors, and electro-pop quartet Metronomy, with all four acts to air new material from their forthcoming albums. The Black Eyed Peas are already announced to bring some American glitz to proceedings, while The Chemical Brothers head up the Saturday bill.

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