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Festival line-up update – 27 Jan 2011

By | Published on Thursday 27 January 2011

Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

BILBAO BBK, Recinto Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain, 7-9 Jul: It seems Amy Winehouse will go anywhere as long as it isn’t a rehab facility, even Spain. Bilbao BBK organisers have announced that she will make a rare live appearance at their event this year, while also confirming The Black Crowes who will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a headlining slot. The newly-added Chemical Brothers and Crystal Castles will bring an electronic flavour to proceedings, while Jack Johnson will not. Coldplay are also set to perform, but that’s old news.

BLOODSTOCK, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 12-14 Aug: Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death are to make their only live UK appearance this year at Derbyshire’s heaviest heavy metal happening. Also playing havoc on the billing will be US metallers Nevermore, who will join Immortal, Rhapsody Of Fire, Morbid Angel and Coroner at the open-air event.

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Seaclose Park, Newport, 10-12 Jun: ‘It’s Girls Night Out’ on the Isle as some of British pop’s first(ish) ladies are due to appear at the sold out three dayer this year, with ‘X-Factor’ heavyweights Alexandra Burke and Diana Vickers just announced to play. Little Boots, Imelda May, Parade and Laura Steel will also join the bill, along with the brilliant Joan Jett who headlines the Big Top tent with her band The Blackhearts. They bring their feminine touch to a predominantly male line-up which includes Tinie Tempah, Kasabian, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and the very virile Pulp.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guilford, 15-17 Jul: Hurrah! Lonely headliner James Blunt finally has some company on the GuilFest Guilroster, with the new additions of Saturday night headliners Johnny Borrell and the all new Razorlight lads, who will appear at the familial fest ahead of the release of their long-awaited fourth studio album.

RUN TO THE SUN, Newquay, Cornwall, 27-30 May: This just in: Andy C, Eddie Halliwell and To The Masses are to be the bill-topping acts at the 25th anniversary of this festival, which combines dance music with an exhibition of classic cars, VWs in particular. We too were confused. Grooverider, Alex Kidd, Stereo:Type and a host of other DJs and MCs will also be heading to the Cornish party capital which features five arenas and a good old silent disco.