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Festival line-up update – 21 Feb 2011

By | Published on Monday 21 February 2011


INMUSIC FESTIVAL, Lake Jarun, Zagreb, Croatia, 21-22 Jun: Having conquered the recent BRIT and Grammy Awards, Arcade Fire have confirmed that they will head up proceedings at this lakeside Croatian festival, which is sponsored by T-mobile. Nick Cave and his grizzled band Grinderman are also standing by as co-headliners.

LIVE AT LEEDS, various venues, Leeds, 29 Apr – 1 May: Gloomy Glaswegians Glasvegas are to appear on the Sunday at Leeds Met University, whilst minimalist dub crooner James Blake will be joined on the Saturday by The Futureheads, Frightened Rabbit, Fight Like Apes, The Films and Let’s Buy Happiness. Also fresh on the bill are Sissy And The Blisters, Saint Saviour, Paper Crows, Star Slinger and more.

MELT!, Gräfenhainichen, Dessau, Germany, 15-17 Jul: Bringing their programme to half-full with a recent raft of additions, festival co-ordinators have announced that Brit rockers White Lies and Everything Everything, as well as Calvin Harris, Metronomy, The Naked & Famous, Katy B, Junip, Les Savy Fav and Gold Panda will appear on the Melt! bill this year. Acts already confirmed to play include The Streets, Pulp and Robyn.

RHYTHM FESTIVAL, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, 26-28 Aug: Ska legends Toots & The Maytals are newly-booked to perform at this Bank Holiday bash, alongside acts including Steve Cropper & The Animals, The Blockheads and From The Jam.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: Fleet Foxes add another notch to their festival belts with the announcement that they will play this Belgian festival, with Underworld, Bright Eyes, Hurts, Magnetic Man, Lissie, Noisettes, Mona and Triggerfinger completing the latest spate of confirmed artistes. Existing prime acts such as Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Kings Of Leon and Iron Maiden make up just a portion of what is to be a colossal line-up.

WYCHWOOD, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, 3-5 Jun: Organisers have revealed that Saturday’s headliners of this family-friendly festival are to be Celtic folk icons The Waterboys, with 90s indie types Cornershop bringing a ‘Brimful Of Asher’ to Friday’s running. Transglobal Underground, The Travelling Band and Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble are also set to play, while Justin Fletcher aka CBeebies character Mr Tumble will delight children everywhere with a whimsical performance. He joins such already-announced acts as The Charlatans, Robyn Hitchcock and Ian Anderson, who will play a set of classic Jethro Tull hits.

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