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Festival line-up update – 28 Mar 2011

By | Published on Monday 28 March 2011

Iceland Airwaves

BLISSFIELDS, Woodmancott, Hampshire, 30 Jun-3 Jul: Amongst the latest acts fitting the bill at this diminutive family festival are Tricky, Fenech Soler, Delays and James Yuill. Summer Camp, Chad Valley and Sound Of Rum are also fresh on the line-up, which already included the likes of Frank Turner and Andy Burrows.

CREAMFIELDS, Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire, 27-28 Aug: A DJ set from Mark Ronson is newly on the cards at the three-day Creamfields bash, as are Mark Knight, Max Vangeli, Chris Lake, and production duo 2 Bears. Previously announced bill-toppers are Chemical Brothers and David Guetta, who lead a host of other top notch dance talent including Tiësto and Calvin Harris.

ELECTRIC ELEPHANT, Petrcane, Croatia, 14-18 Jul: Set amidst idyllic woodlands, this coastal boutique festival is set welcome Sheffield sensation Toddla T and innovative London-based producer Sampha. Mosca and Zed Bias top off a stellar list of DJs and live acts including James Pants, Horse Meat Disco and Bok Bok.

GUERNSEY FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS, The Rabbit Warren, Guernsey, 2-3 Jul: Event co-ordinaters have rolled out the big guns for the festival’s first outing, with Lissie and Frank Turner the latest acts booked to expand an existing roster that includes The Go! Team, Ocean Colour Scene, Example and The Gaslight Anthem.

HEINEKEN OPEN’ER, Gdynia, Poland, 30 Jun-3 Jul: Revelatory line-up additions for Poland’s premier music event are Simian Mobile Disco, Kate Nash, Chromeo and the incendiary These New Puritans. They will join an array of acts of which Coldplay, MIA, Big Boi Hurts and Foals are

, Various Venues, Reykjavík, 12-16 Oct: Organisers have newly added Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and blissed-out US duo Beach House to the Airwaves bill, which features, amongst other previous announcees, The Vaccines and “crab-core” rockers Endless Dark.

RHYTHM FESTIVAL, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, 26-28 Aug: Rising rockabilly star Imelda May and legendary singer-songwriter Nick Lowe are a couple of the names lately added to the eclectic Rhythm roster, which boasts such already-confirmed acts as Oysterband, Sandi Thom and From The Jam.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 30 Jun-3 Jul: This giant German festival is newly set to host Brandon Flowers, Seasick Steve, Jimmy Eat World and Chase & Status. Big names as these are, they are but drops in the ocean of rock talent at this year’s Werchter, which is to welcome Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Iron Maiden and Queens Of The Stone Age.

, Charlton Park, Wiltshire, 29-31 Jul: I Am Kloot, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Baaba Maal are among the first acts announced for this year’s WOMAD. Also set to dazzle crowds are Maori three-piece Pacific Curls, Nomfusi & The Lucky Charms and Aurelio & The Garifuna Sould Band.

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