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Festival line-up update – 23 Feb 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 23 February 2011

T In The Park

BENICASSIM, Valencia, Spain, 14-17 Jul: Sweet Scottish crooner Paulo Nutini is amongst the latest additions to the Benicassim bill, with Pendulum and The Stranglers also poised to perform. And So I Watch You From Afar, Professor Green, The Morning Benders, O Emperor and more will perform alongside Congotronic vs Rockers, a collaborative ensemble that includes members of Deerhoof, Kasai Allstars and Wildbirds & Peacedrums.

CAMDEN CRAWL, various venues, London, 30 Apr-1 May: Amongst the horde of acts announced to play this Gaymers-backed bash are Lethal Bizzle, Hadouken!, Villagers, The King Blues, Ghostpoet, Little Comets and Cocknbullkid, who will perform at venues across the north London borough.

DOT TO DOT, various venues, 29-31 May: Taking place across venues in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, the bank holiday shindig will play host to avante-garde pop duo Hurts, as well as The Naked & Famous, Mona, Ed Sheeran and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Unfortunately for those in the other two cities, Darwin Deez will only appear at the Manchester leg.

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 10-12 Jun: US glam-metallers Twisted Sister are newly confirmed to appear directly beneath Alice Cooper (on the bill, that is) at Castle Donington’s heaviest of heavy rock events. Ex-GNR bassist Duff McKagen is also set to make a triumphant return with his band Loaded. Hardcore band Trash Talk of the ‘powerviolence’ genre will also put on a powerful performance, though hopefully not a violent one. Metal supergroup Down complete the recent announcements for the festival, which is co-headlined by Linkin Park and System Of A Down.

HEINEKEN OPEN’ER, Gdynia, Poland, 30 Jun-3 Jul: MIA will bring her brilliant brand of world alt-music to Poland for this year’s Open’er festival, appearing alongside Cut Copy, Youssou N’Dour and Abraham Inc. These are added to a bill that includes Foals, Hurts, Primus and line-up supremos Coldplay.

SONAR, Barcelona, Spain, 16-18 Jun: Making a second appearance in the Line-Up Update today is MIA, who will treat crowds to the best of her latest album and recent ‘Vicki Leekx’ mixtape at this year’s Sonar. South African rap outfit Die Antwoord further boost the festival’s cool factor, while Cut Copy and Boys Noize will also take to the stage on both legs of the dual-venue fiesta. Buraka Som Sistema, Shackleton, Nicolas Jaar, Africa Hitech, Global Communication, Paul Kalkbrenner and Steve Aoki will also play alongside such already-announced acts as Salem, Underworld and Magnetic Man.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 8-10 Jul: T organisers have launched this year’s event via Twitter with a veritable feast of announcements. Keeping things very British, headlining duties will be shared between Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay, with Pulp and Beady Eye also set to play. This theme continues with BRIT darlings Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Plan B all on the bill, alongside Friendly Fires, Manic Street Preachers, Tom Jones, The View and White Lies. There will be some foreigners, though. My Chemical Romance, Brandon Flowers, Ke$ha, Bright Eyes and Diplo are all also set to appear.

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