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Festival line-up update – 25 May 2012

By | Published on Friday 25 May 2012


HULTSFRED FESTIVAL, Gothenburg, Sweden, 14-16 Jun: Hultsfred HQ closes artist submissions to the festival’s 2012 line-up with the final addition of Tribes, who join The Cure, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Justice, Kasabian, Slash, Garbage, Mumford & Sons, The XX and Noah & The Whale.

KENDAL CALLING, Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Lake District, 27-29 Jul: Craig Charles, Dreadzone, Benjamin Frances Leftwich, Hidden Orchestra and Lazy Habits are amongst those acts just summoned to appear in Kendal Calling’s Kaylied Area, and align with Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park, Feeder, Spector, Inspirational Carpets and Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip on the line-up at large.

MELTDOWN, Southbank Centre, London, 1-12 Aug: This year’s ‘future feminism’-themed Meltdown programme will now include a rare on-stage cameo by Lou Reed, who joins Diamanda Galás, Laurie Anderson, Elizabeth Fraser, CocoRosie, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joey Arias, Marc Almond and festival curator Antony Hegarty on the line-up as it looks at the moment.

MYSTERYLAND, Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands, 24 Aug: Pop producer du jour (still, I think) Calvin Harris finds space on Mysteryland’s well-populated one-day roster, which also includes the previously announced Avicii, Fedde Le Grand, A-Trak, Simian Mobile Disco, Goldie, Tiga, Fake Blood and Seth Troxler.

WARRIOR’S DANCE, Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade, Serbia, 15 Sep: Live sets by Chase & Status, Zane Lowe, MC Rage, Caspa and Feed Me form the latest-revealed features of this Serbian rave happening, as has hitherto hosted dance champs The Prodigy and ‘frat-step’ wunderkind Skrillex.