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Festival line-up update – 21 Apr 2011

By | Published on Thursday 21 April 2011

Hop Farm Festival

DOT TO DOT, various venues, 29-31 May: Organisers of this three-legged festival have expanded their line-up to include Dananananaykroyd, electro quintet Morning Parade and indie-disco types Trophy Wife. Also newly announced are Becoming Real and Colourmusic, the latter of whom will be purveying some rather good psych-folk at venues across Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. Swimming and Kitsune signings Is Tropical will also take to the stage, further supplementing an already-confirmed performance roster that features Hurts, We Are Scientists and The Naked And Famous.

ELECTRIC PICNIC, Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois, Ireland, 2-4 Sept: Ireland’s hottest festival ticket is set to include a heap of supercool acts like Public Enemy, Santigold, Best Coast, Yuck, The Drums and Zola Jesus. Arcade Fire, Pulp, Interpol, The Chemical Brothers, Lykke Li and The Walkmen are amongst previous revelations to perform at the gaelic gala.

HOP FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL, Hop Farm Country Park, Kent, 1-2 Jul: Carl Barat, Summer Camp, Guillemots and US indie sorts The Head & The Heart lead the final batch of bookings for this Kentish weekender. The Eagles and Morrissey are confirmed as headliners, topping a line-up that also stars Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges, Gang Of Four and The Walkmen.

KENDAL CALLING, Lowther Estate, Hackthorpe, East Cumbria, 29-31 Jul: House Of Pain, Frank Turner, Frankie & The Heartstrings, and The Japanese Popstars are all new additions to the bill at the Cumbrian bash. One-time ‘Robot Wars’ MC Craig Charles will be bringing his Funk & Soul Club along to the festival, joining an existing bill of acts including Chase & Status, The Cribs, Echo & The Bunnymen and Blondie.

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 8-10 Jul: Everything Everything are newly confirmed to partake in the farm-based frolicks on Merton Farm. They join The Streets, Ellie Goulding, Graham Coxon and those oft-seen 80s favourites Echo & The Bunnymenn on the line-up as it stands thus far.

STANDON CALLING, Standon, Hertfordshire, 11-14 Aug: Hercules and Love Affair, Howard Marks, John Grant, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Dan le Sac, Broken Records, Egyptian Hip Hop are amongst the latest acts added to the line-up of this year’s Standon Calling. They join headliners Spiritualised, plus Errors, Trophy Wife, Born Ruffians, Penguin Café and more.