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Festival line-up update – 18 Jul

By | Published on Monday 18 July 2011

Ibiza Rocks

THE APPLE CART, Victoria Park, London, 7 Aug: Newly on the cards at this homespun inner-city bash is a showcase as programmed by Mumford-owned venture Communion, which will see sets from the likes of Peggy Sue, Treetop Flyers, Matthew & The Atlas, with a planned appearance from DJ Huw Stephens plonked on the end. Existing roster residents include Patrick Wolf, Badly Drawn Boy, Tim Minchin, Saint Etienne and The Magic Numbers.

ATP’S I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR, Alexandra Palace, London, 23-24 Jul: Reggae types Black Roots lead the latest additions to the Portishead-curated alt-fest that is I’ll Be Your Mirror, with Team Brick, The Sundowners and Thought Forms also amongst the new announcees. PJ Harvey, Beach House, Grinderman, Liars, Doom, Company Flow and Factory Floor make up the lengthy list of previously mentioned bookings.

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 8-11 Sep: Friendly Fires are set to turn up the heat at Bestival this year, just-booked as they are to put on a one-off experimental show at the festival’s RizLab-hosted arena. The feverish FF trio join Pendulum, Robyn, DJ Shadow, Brian Wilson and so very many more acts on the sprawling overall bill.

IBIZA ROCKS, Ibiza, Spain, 31 May – 20 Sep: Bombay Bicycle Club, The Streets and Foster The People are all fresh on this bill at the sun-kissed dance music extravaganza, which is also set to play host to acts including Katy B, Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah and Plan B over the summer. Ibiza Rocks’ sister event, Mallorca Rocks, will feature an identical line-up of acts bar Bombay Bicycle Club and Foster The People, who will instead be replaced by DJ sets from Chase & Status and Nero, plus a live performance from YasmIn.

MERTHYR ROCK, Cyfarthfa Park, Wales, 3-4 Sep: Joining headliners Ocean Colour Scene on Merthyr Rock’s first day line-up are Goldie Lookin Chain and Cast, who will warm up the Welsh crowds for a rockier second day’s billing that features Skindred, Funeral For A Friend and The Blackout.