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Festival line-up update – 21 Mar 2011

By | Published on Monday 21 March 2011

Dot To Dot

DOT TO DOT, various venues, 29-31 May: Sprawled across venues in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham across three days, this year’s edition of Dot To Dot is newly set to host The Joy Formidable, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, Wolf Gang, Cults and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. These additions will join an existing bill of acts including Hurts and The Naked & Famous.

, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, 2-4 Sep: Organisers of this intimate folk shindig have come up trumps with just-confirmed headliner Joanna Newsom, with Best Coast, Lykke Li and Emmy The Great also bolstering a strong latest line-up announcement. Already-booked to headline are the brilliant Beirut and Mogwai.

FIREFLY FESTIVAL, Elton Hall, Ludlow, Shropshire, 12-14 Aug: Indie Essex boys Morning Parade head up the first batch of acts set to play this diminutive woodland festival, with Flashguns, The Milk, Marcus Foster and smooth-voiced minstrel Scott Matthews also on the bill.

MAGIC SUMMER LIVE, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, 17 Jul: Elton John is to head up proceedings at Magic Radio’s live music extravaganza, with easy-listening favourites The Lighthouse Family and Rumer also poised to perform. Pop quintet The Overtones and rising sisterly duo The Pierces also feature on the line-up.

, Sitterobel, Switzerland, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: Queens Of The Stone Age, Elbow and TV On The Radio are amongst those acts to get newly acquainted with the St Gallen line-up, reinforcing an already substantial horde of bands like Warpaint, The National and Linkin Park.

PINKPOP 2011, Megalands, Netherlands, 11-13 Jun: Organisers of this long-running outdoor pop party have unveiled a host of acts with decidedly un-poppy leanings, with Brit rockers Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies and Manic Street Preachers all fresh on the roster. Further distorting the pop ethos are 30 Seconds To Mars, Avenged Sevenfold and Band Of Horses.

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