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Festival line-up update – 28 Feb 2011

By | Published on Monday 28 February 2011

Liverpool Sound City

BEAT-HERDER, Gisburn, Lancashire, 1-3 Jul: Confirmed to partake in the back-to-basics hedonism of this countryside dance fest are acts including Simian Mobile Disco, Mylo, Mr Scruff, We Have Band and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

CHESTER ROCKS, Chester Racecourse, 2-3 Jul: This new Cheshire festival is an event of two halves, with the Saturday hosting a line-up of distinctly poppy acts including Eliza Doolittle, Taio Cruz, The Saturdays, Sugababes, The Wanted and McFly. Bringing about a change of pace on the rockier second day will be weathered insurance salesman Iggy Pop & his Stooges, as well as Echo & The Bunnymen and The Lightning Seeds.

HUB FESTIVAL, Otterspool Promenade, Liverpool, 21-22 May: Liverpool Sound City will host a music stage as part of this street-sports festival, featuring headliners Funeral For A Friend and fellow Welsh rockers The Blackout. Also playing on the Sound City stage across two days will be acts including The King Blues, Mayday Parade, Young Guns, Chickenhawk and We Are The Ocean.

JERSEY LIVE, Royal Jersey Showgrounds, Jersey, 3-4 Sep: Taking place relatively late in the festival season, this year’s Channel Island bash will welcome bill-toppers Plan B and Madness, with The Streets, The Beat and Wretch 32. Spinning tunes in The Dance Arena will be Nero, Danny Byrd, Toddla T, Dynamite MC and Breakage.

LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY, various venues, Liverpool, 19-21 May: Amongst the third batch of acts announced for Sound City this year are Canadian hardcore types Fucked Up, as well as the Young Knives, grime artist Wretch 32, Amanda Blank and Dutch Uncles. Indie moptop Miles Kane is booked to play a special hometown show at St Georges Hall.

, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 8-10 Jul: Big names like Annie Mac, Devlin, Jamie Woon and Example will join artists including Summer Camp, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Trophy Wife, Flashguns and Lulu & The Lapshades at this year’s relaxed rural festival.

, Broughton Hall, Yorkshire, 29-31 Jul: Billed as “a refined unwind”, this tranquil three-dayer will feature headline performances from Badly Drawn Boy and 80s faves The Human League. Also delighting campers old and young will be New Young Pony Club, Florrie, Fenech-Soler and Henry Johnson, who will appear live alongside sets from ex-Hacienda DJ Graeme Park and former carpet roller Clint Boon.

STAG AND DAGGER, various venues, London & Glasgow, 19 & 21 May: The London leg of Stag & Dagger, which takes place in six venues across the city, will host James Yuill, Wire, Toro Y Moi and New Young Pony Club. Meanwhile homegrown bands like Sons & Daughters and The Scottish Enlightenment will play alongside Warpaint, Cults, Toro Y Moi, Broken Records, Bo Ningen and Three Trapped Tigers at the Glaswegian edition.

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