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Festival line-up update – 22 Jun 2012

By | Published on Friday 22 June 2012


GREENBELT, Cheltenham Racecourse, 24 – 27 Aug: Asian Dub Foundation, Josh Osho and Charlie Simpson feature foremost on Greenbelt’s latest live listings, as also include Nitin Sawhney, The Proclaimers, The Leisure Society, Jose Vanders and Abigail Washburn.

HARD ROCK CALLING, Hyde Park, London, 13-15 Jul: South African music great Hugh Masekela will accompany HRC’s Sunday supremo Paul Simon in a rendition of his classic LP ‘Graceland’, which celebrates 25 years since its original release this year. Simon and Masekela will join existing bookings Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen, The Mars Volta, Iggy & The Stooges, John Fogerty, Alison Krauss, Cold Chisel, Lady Antebellum, Christina Perri and Tom Morello across the HRC weekend.

HEINEKEN OPEN’ER, Gdynia, Poland, 4-7 Jul: Open’er inducts The Mars Volta and Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood into its ever-expanding ranks, as include Björk, New Order, Justice, Major Lazer, The xx, Mumford & Sons, Janelle Monáe and M83.

LATITUDE, Henham Park Estate, Suffolk, 12-15 Jul: With Shy FX, Mosca, The Heatwave, Apparat, Walls, The Field, Norman Jay, Goldierocks and Huw Stephens just booked to play and DJ for late-night Latitude-goers’ tired eyes only, this festival will also host co-headliners Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller alongside Rufus Wainwright, Metronomy, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts, Alabama Shakes and Bat For Lashes.

OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 3-5 Aug: Mazzy Star, Chromatics, Dam-Funk, Savages and The Twilight Sad are amongst the final acts added to a distinguished OFF roster, as has hitherto housed Metronomy, The Antlers, High Places, Iggy And The Stooges, Battles, Death In Vegas, Iceage, Kurt Vile, Shabazz Palaces and Thurston Moore.

STRUMMER OF LOVE, Somerset, 17-19 Aug: Friday night headliner Seasick Steve is just booked to pay tribute to late Joe Strummer, and will appear at the late Clash frontman’s namesake fest in addition to the already announced Badly Drawn Boy, The Pogues, Frank Turner, Roots Manuva, Basement Jaxx and KT Tunstall.

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