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Festival line-up update: The Great Escape, Latitude, Benicassim and more

By | Published on Thursday 21 March 2013

The Great Escape

Aha, so Brighton’s great Great Escape has shared a new chapter in its artist additions. It starts with Everything Everything – who are playing one of the festival’s special Dome Shows – and Klaxons, who aren’t, but who will have one of the standout shows of the festivities anyways, we’re sure. Also notable are A*M*E, Girls Names, Chloe Howl, Big Deal, Tribes and the final phase of Polish émigrés presented as part of TGE and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s ‘Don’t Panic, We’re From Poland!’ showcase; as features The KDMS, Pictoral Candi, Teielte and Enchanted Hunters. And don’t forget the CMU Insights programmed TGE convention!

Next in today’s festival news is Latitude, which, it transpires, has chosen a co-headlining trio in Bloc Party, Kraftwerk and Foals, and other slightly less headlining acts like The Maccabees, Cat Power, James Blake, Jessie Ware, Efterkland and Yo La Tengo.

What an array; exciting, high in calibre and great in terms of festival etiquette, or so says Foals’ Yannis Philippakis, who raves: “Latitude is always exciting, because they offer a very tasteful selection of acts. For our band, it’s an honour to headline alongside someone of the calibre of Kraftwerk – they can do whatever they like, they’re unique and you know they’re going to put on an incredible show. Bloc Party will be fantastic headliners too”.

Yum, headliners. Speaking of which, Primal Scream aren’t headlining this year’s Arctics / QOTSA / Killers-starring Benicassim, but will still play at it, the Spanish fiesta’s head office confirms in the same breath as placing Bastille, John Talabot and others on the non-headlining part of its bill. Nice.

Oh, and the Tyne-and-Wear-based Evolution (26-27 May) has released a list of the artists set to make its preliminary (and free) one-day parallel, Evolution Emerging, particularly special this year. Nadine Shah, Shields, Let’s Buy Happiness and Geoff Barrow’s BEAK> lead the parade of acts playing at various live destinations across Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 25 May.

And now that’s all done, we reach the best part, a tasty summary of updates via Jamie Oliver and Alex James’ Big Feastival; Cornbury’s cosy music fete; Finland’s killer Flow; roving hardcore tour Slam Dunk; Yorkshire’s green, pleasant and pliable Willowman and Gloucestershire’s all-natural Wychwood:

THE BIG FEASTIVAL, Chipping Norton, 31 Aug – 1 Sep: Rizzle Kicks, Basement Jaxxx, KT Tunstall, The Feeling, Norman Jay, The Cuban Brothers.

BENICASSIM, FIB Heineken, Valencia, Spain, 18-21 Jul: Primal Scream, Bastille, John Talabot, Benny Benassi, Madeon, Little Green Cars, Ligers.

CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL, The Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, 5-7 Jul: The New Forbidden, The Inflatables, Ran Kan Kan, The Brickwork Lizards, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band, Ben Montague, The Knights Of Mentis, Blair Dunlop.

EVOLUTION EMERGING, various venues, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 25 May: Lets Buy Happiness, Nadine Shah, Shields, BEAK>, Eliza and The Bear, Rivals, Big Beat Bronson, Child, Blank Maps, Goy Boy McIlroy, By Toutatis, Tessera Skies, Faith Elliott, Micky Moran Parker, Agerskow, Dedmoon & Diagrams, Preqwal, Triptik DJs, Shields (DJ Set), Dionysus, Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Jive, Hndrsn, Whip Your Hair, Ken Masters, Lionhall, Tissue Culture, Alex Butler, Goodbye Chanel, Palace, Lisbon, Richard Smith, Abel Raise The Cain, This Little Bird, Arbeia, Terra T, Sam Wright, Dressed Like Wolves, Alex Dobson, Suntrap, WavesWavesWaves , Glishy Weather, O’Messy Life, 3200 Tigers.

FLOW FESTIVAL, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, 7-11 Aug: Bat For Lashes, Hudson Mohawke, Julia Holter.

THE GREAT ESCAPE, various venues, Brighton, 16-18 May: Everything Everything, Klaxons, A*M*E, Aliment, Ain’t No Love, Andreya Triana, Anushka, Beau, Black Atlantic, Balthazar, Big Deal, Bo Bruce, Coach Station Reunion, Cheatahs, Chloe Howl, Chris Cohen, Deap Vally, Eaux, Ewert And The Two Dragons, Enchanted Hunters, Endian, Evelinn Trouble, Girls Names , Glass Animals, Honningbarna, Jenny Hval, Jake Isaac, Jc Satan, Last Night In Paris, Lulu James, L’hereu Escampa, Mark E , Mary Epworth , Moxie, Nadine Shah, Oddisee, Palm Reader, Peter Kernel, PS I Love You, Pictorial Candi, Rdgldgrn, Roosevelt, Sean Nicholas Savage, Sega Bodega, Saint Raymond, Sons And Lovers, Spencer , The Blackout, The KDMS, The Physics House Band, The Rumour Said Fire, Trevino, Tribes, We Were Evergreen, The Nextmen, Velvet Two Stripes, Za!.

LATITUDE, Henham Park Estate, Suffolk, 18-21 Jul: Bloc Party, Kraftwerk, Foals, The Maccabees, Hot Chip, Cat Power, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, Local Natives, Yo La Tengo, Modest Mouse, Alt-J, Beach House, I Am Kloot, Steve Mason, Jessie Ware, Efterklang, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Japandroids, The Tallest Man On Earth, Villagers, Mark Lanegan, Disclosure, Beth Orton, Veronica Falls, Akron Family, Willy Mason, Everything Everything, Daughter, White Denim, Matthew E. White, CocoRosie, mum, iamamiwhoami, Laura Mvula, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Bo Ningen, Cat Power, Chvrches, Clean Bandit, Dan Croll, Dark Dark Dark, Drenge, Fimber Bravo, Friends, Hookworms, Jagwar Ma, Josephine, King Creosote, Malcolm Middleton, Marika Hackman, Mikhael Paskalev, Moon Duo, Purity Ring, Rachel Zeffira, Serafina Steer, Sinkane, Stealing Sheep, Sweet Baboo, Swim Deep, Tamikrest, Temples, The 1975, The Bots, Wave Machines, Widowspeak, Willy Mason, Young Wonder.

SLAM DUNK, Leeds University/South Hertfordshire University/Wolverhampton Civic/ O2 ABC Glasgow/Cardiff University/ The Academy Dublin, 24-29 May: Kids in Glass Houses, Cancer Bats, Bury Tomorrow, Heights, Heart In Hand, Tonight Alive, Heroes For Hire, House Vs Hurricane, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Spunge, Blitz Kids, Gnarwolves, The American Scene.

WILLOWMAN, Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knyaton, North Yorkshire, 20- 23 Jun: Biscuithead And The Biscuit Badgers, Hayley Gaftarnick, The Lindsay Tin, Nico Cara, Alex Dobson, Pip Mountjoy, Stefan Melbourne, Mimi O’Malley, Leigh Freda, The Broken Broadcast, T G Elias.

WYCHWOOD, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, 31 May – 2 Jun: Soul II Soul, Toploader, Dreadzone, Lo’Jo, Thrill Collins, The Dualers, Paul Ewing, Sivu, Mausi, Welcome To Marathon, Jake Watson, Lady Black, Nina Condron, Stressechoes, Andy Oliveri, Joe Summers, David Richards, Emily Lynn, Swift Manouver, KSH & The Going Goods, Calum Longshaw, Tom Muddle, Lexx Keane & Rich Howie.

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