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Festival line-up update – 21 Feb 2013

By | Published on Thursday 21 February 2013

Dot To Dot

Hi, listen to this. Rose-tinted Dutch party Pinkpop is back again this year, and going wild. It’s just made additions to its stash of 2013 acts, inviting chart faves like The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Paramore, 30 Seconds To Mars, Fun., Phoenix, Jimmy Eat World, The Gaslight Anthem and Ellie Goulding to join existing headliners Green Day and QOTSA, so that’s nice. Wild, even.

Also line-up adding of late has been triumvirate pop-rock bop Dot To Dot – as thrice-transpires (featuring slightly varying live listings) in the fair cities of Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham over the same May Bank Holiday. It’s revealed its first phase of names, in fact, with wild abandon, not least Dry The River, MØ, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Wave Machines and Lucy Rose.

Elsewhere, verdant Welsh fest Green Man has given its bank of artists an extra root-boost via new additions Ben Howard (who joins Band Of Horses in the headlining dept), Villagers, Veronica Falls and Rachel Zeffira.

Oh, and Radiohead/RHCP spin-offs Atoms For Peace go to fortify a Pohoda roster that already featured Smashing Pumpkins, Nick Cave and Amon Tobin. Thom Yorke et al’s presence was barely necessary, really. But still, hurrah for that!

And hurrah for the following FLUU summary:

BONNAROO, Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tenessee, USA, 13-16 Jun: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Björk, Wilco, Pretty Lights, R Kelly, Cat Power Wu-Tang Clan, Daniel Tosh, The National, The Lumineers, David Byrne & St Vincent, Passion Pit, The xx, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Of Monsters and Men, Jim James & John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste and his Big Chiefs, Ed Helms’ Bluegrass Situation, Nas, ZZ Top, Beach House, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, A$AP Rocky, Weird Al Yankovic, Tame Impala, Wolfgang Gartner, Glen Hansard, The Gaslight Anthem, Portugal. The Man, Boys Noize, Billy Idol, Sam Bush & Del McCoury, Dwight Yoakam, Foals, Porter Robinson, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Dirty Projectors, Trombone Shorty, John McLaughlin And The 4th Dimension, Noam Pikelny & Friends, Amadou & Mariam, Alt-J, Father John Misty, Baroness, The Tallest Man On Earth, Walk The Moon, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, A-Trak, Earl Sweatshirt, The Vaccines, Paper Diamond, Holy Ghost!, Divine Fits, Mike Birbiglia, Purity Ring, Swans, Frank Turner, Big K.R.I.T., Allen Stone, AraabMuzik, Cults, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fatoumata Diawara, Two Gallants, The Sheepdogs, Four Tet, Calexico, Japandroids, Death Grips, Conspirator, Wild Nothing, John Fullbright, and Django Django. Completing the first announcement made last night by Weird Al Yankovic are HAIM, Killer Mike, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Action Bronson, Clockwork, Twenty | One | Pilots, Reptar, DIIV, Milo Greene, Lord Huron, Futurebirds, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Charli XCX, Jeff The Brotherhood, Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors, Sea Wolf, JD McPherson, Trixie Whitley, Deap Vally, Patrick Watson, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Stepkids, Bombino, Bernhoft, Matthew E White.

DOT TO DOT, various venues, Manchester/Bristol/Nottingham, 24-26 May: Dry The River, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Lucy Rose, The 1975, Chapel Club, Little Green Cars, Wave Machines, MØ, Wolf Alice, Bo Ningen, PINS, Teleman, Golden Fable, Only Real, Black Books, Skaters, Satellite Stories, Night Engine, Gavin James, The Bots, Story Books.

GREEN MAN, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 15-18 Aug: Ben Howard, Villagers, Stornoway, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery, Veronica Falls, Rachel Zeffira, Half Moon Run, Sweet Baboo, Jacco Gardner, Teleman, Annie Dressner.

ONE LOVE, Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, Essex, 16-18 Aug: U-Roy, Black Uhuru, The Orb Sound System, Al Campbell, Joseph Cotton, Rod Taylor, Iqulah Rastafari, Enos Mcleod, Overproof Sound System, Serial Killaz, Remarc, Chopstick Dubplate feat Aries & Jacky Murda, Krak In Dub, Miniman feat Earl 16, Jideh High Element & Bunnington Judah, Heartical Sound, Creole featt The Dub Master, Subslayers featt Jay Cunning, King Yoof, Gold Dubs feat Moose, Slo Down, Black Symbol, Conscious Sounds feat King General & Culture Freeman, Lion Dub, Don Letts, Ragga Twins, Alpha Steppa, Adam Prescott, Vibration Lab, Mr Quest, Jah Scrachy feat Kris Khemist, Fogata Sounds, Patrick IOJ, Sammy Dread, 3 Lions Sound, Zion Inna Vision Soundsystem, Spydah, Inspirational Sounds, Jaylarno, Marshall D, Junglettes.

PINKPOP, Landgraaf, Netherlands, 14-16 Jun: The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Paramore, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Fun., Phoenix, Jimmy Eat World, The Gaslight Anthem, Ellie Goulding, Miles Kane, The Vaccines, Kensington, Blaudzun, Alt-J, Die Antwoord, Lianne La Havas and Grouplove, The Opposites, Passenger, Douwe Bob, C2C, Graveyard, Handsome Poets, Netsky, Kodaline, I Am Arrows.

PLYMOUTH VOLKSFEST, Newnham Park, Plymouth, 24-26 May: Levellers, Zion Train, Land of the Giants, Mad Dog Mcrea, Ruarri Joseph, Josie Ghost, Grooveyard, The Scribes, Empire of Fools, The PJP Band, 4th Street Traffic, Forever 27, Secrets For September, Vince Lee, The Lena Smith Band, Shoot The Moon, Week Night Thieves, Black Jack Davey, Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Jazz Band, Thomas Ford and the Dirty Harmonies, Jeff The Horse Horsey, Peter Crawford, The Magnus Puto Band, These Reigning Days, Chris Davies, The Retro Gents, The Paisley Strays, Ayre Point, Dream Bringer, Crowleys Tears, Miss Von Trap, Harry & Libby.

POHODA, Trencin Airport, Slovakia, 11-13 Jul: Atoms For Peace, Bloc Party, Bonobo, SBTRKT, Tony Allen, Ondatropica, Sam Lee and Friends, The Bots, Karin Park.

SUNDOWN, Norfolk Showground, Norfolk, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: James Arthur, Skepta, Redlight, Jaguar Skills, High Contrast, Zinc, Friction, Huxley, Angel, Little Nikki, Amelia Lily, Tich, Netsky, Danny Byrd, Nu:Logic, S.P.Y, Fred V and Grafix, Metrik, MC Wrec, Dynamite, SP:MC, MC Texas.

SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK, Meco Beach, Sesimbra, Portugal, 18-20 Jul: Kaiser Chiefs, Johnny Marr, Ash, Anarchicks, Gary Clark Jr, Owen Pallett, Tomahawk.

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