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Festival line-up update – 20 Jun 2011

By | Published on Monday 20 June 2011

The Big Chill

BENICASSIM, Valencia, Spain, 14-17 Jul: Acts fresh on the Benicassim bill include Fake Blood, The Undertones, Mary Anne Hobbs, Star Slinger and Russian Red. The likes of Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Friendly Fires and Tinie Tempah head up the previously-confirmed bookings.

THE BIG CHILL, Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, 4-7 Aug: The team behind this year’s ice-cool Big Chill bash have boosted their billing with the addition of BBC3 celebrity chav and comedian Lee Nelson, who will be purveying two hours’ worth of beat-boxing, sing-alongs and gags for expectant crowds of festival goers. Also new to proceedings at the Herefordshire weekender are Dutch electronica duo Kraak and Smaak and eclectic eleven-piece Kormac’s Big Band, as well as Lazy Habits, Star Slinger and Sepalcure. With headliners already unveiled as being Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Rodrigo y Gabriela, the existing bill also features a mixed array of acts including 2 Many DJs, Aloe Blacc, Wild Beasts and Jessie J.

ITUNES FESTIVAL, The Roundhouse, Camden, London, throughout Jul: My Chemical Romance further swell the ranks at this iTunes-hosted free-for-all, with a one-off performance scheduled for 9 Jul. Also providing entertainment throughout the festival’s long run at London’s Roundhouse are acts like Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Glasvegas, Foo Fighters, Rapael Saadiq and Coldplay.

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 8-10 Jul: Husband-and-wife pop pairing Tennis and Orkland trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra join the ranks at this year’s biggest yet edition of the Lounge On The Farm fest, whose newly expanded main stage will host performances from acts including headliners The Streets, Ellie Goulding and Echo & The Bunnymen.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 8-10 Jul: Miserable goth turned chirpy troubadour Patrick Wolf heads up the latest addition to T’s thriving bill, with fellow line-up newcomers Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Rival Sons and Alice Gold following closely in his rosy wake. Already in the running prior to this most recent announcement were Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, BeyoncŽ, Pulp, The Script, Plan B, Slash, Tinie Tempah, Tom Jones and that pesky Jessie J.

V FESTIVAL, Hylands Park, Essex/Weston Park, Staffordshire, 20-21 Aug: Perhaps off the back of their brief cameo in Katy Perry’s new ‘Last Friday Night’ video, ‘Mmmbop’ trio Hanson are the latest act announced to appear at both legs of V’s pop-orientated weekender. The line-up so far boasts such big name artists as Rihanna, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Duran Duran and Razorlight.

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