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Festival line-up update – 22 May 2012

By | Published on Tuesday 22 May 2012


BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 6-9 Sep: Friday night headliner Florence Welsh will be accompanied by her ever-present Machine as the latest act added to this year’s wildlife-themed Bestival bill, with Swedish alt-pop trio Miike Snow also set to join the afore-announced New Order, Stevie Wonder, Orbital, The xx, Sigur Ros, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, Death In Vegas, Nero, The Horrors and Gary Numan.

BLISSFIELDS, Woodmancott, Hampshire, 29 Jun – 1 Jul: It’s just been confirmed that opera-star-to-pop-star Charlotte Church will make a rare festival appearance at Blissfields 2012, as will ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ newcomer Lauren Thalia. They join existing roster guests like Patrick Wolf, The Noisettes, Guillemots, Toddla T, Spector, Toy, Theme Park, Clock Opera and Charli XCX.

BUSHMILLS LIVE, Bushmills Old Distillery, North Antrim, Northern Ireland, 20-21 Jun: Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Marcus Foster, The Staves, General Fiasco and David C Clements are new to proceedings at Irish whiskey brand Bushmills’ first ever live bash, thus sharing roster room with the first-booked Snow Patrol, For Vance and Iain Archer.

SUPERSONIC, Custard Factory, Birmingham, 19-21 Oct: Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth’s new outfit Body/Head represent another line-up update to Supersonic’s tenth anniversary programme, as also houses Tim Hecker, JK Flesh, Dylan Carlson, Dope Body, Six Organs Of Admittance, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore.

SUMMER SERIES AT SOMERSET HOUSE, London, 7-17 Jul: Listings for Somerset House’s traditional open air summer time concert series now include one night with Charlotte Gainsbourg, who’ll cast a nostalgic glance across her past discography during a headline date – her only UK appointment this year – on 19 Jul. She aligns with Tim Minchin, Katy B, Paloma Faith and M83 on the festival’s overall line-up.

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