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Festival line-up update – 28 Mar 2012

By | Published on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Benicassim 2012

BENICASSIM, FIB Heineken, Valencia, Spain, 12-15 Jul: Vince Power scores a serious booking coup in bagging Bob Dylan, who joins festival proceedings alongside other new conscriptions Jessie J, Robyn Hitchcock and TEED. At the Drive-In, The Stone Roses, Florence And The Machine, New Order, Noel Gallagher«s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Maccabees are amongst those announced on previous occasions.

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cherry Hinton Hall, 26-29 Jul: Festival coordinaters enlist Anais Mitchell, John Prine, Ruthie Foster, The Unwanted and Four Men & A Dog to Cambridge Folk Festival’s rosy live ensemble, this latest lot joining existing bookings Joan Armatrading, The Proclaimers, Clannad, June Tabor & Oysterband, Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman, Dry The River, Roy Harper and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

DOT TO DOT, various venues, Manchester/Bristol/Nottingham, 2-4 Jun: Taking place across multiple venues in a triplet of cities, Dot To Dot organisers have named Wavves, Bastille, Clock Opera, Islet, Willis Earl Beal, Pond and Beth Jeans Houghton amid the festival’s initial line-up, with Neon Indian also primed to play its Mancunion edition only.

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: 2:54, Deer Tick, The Mark Lanegan Band, Concrete Knives, Marques Toliver and Peggy Sue expand upon EOTR’s existing 2012 roster, which hitherto housed Grandaddy, Grizzly Bear and Tindersticks in its headline slot, plus Midlake, Beach House, The Low Anthem, Dirty Beaches, Veronica Falls, The Antlers and Villagers.

GOLDEN DOWN, Black Bush Valley, Matterley Estate, Hampshire, 15-17 Jun: Mount Kimbie, Thundercat, Hercules & Love Affair and Lorca number amongst Golden Down’s most recent roll-call, thus lining up beside prior recruits Lee Scratch Perry, Roots Manuva, Four Tet, Apparat, Ghostpoet, Dub Pistols, Floating Points and Slow Club.

HARD ROCK CALLING, Hyde Park, London, 13-15 Jul: Resurgent grunge legends Soundgarden have been newly named to reign over the Friday bill at this year’s Hard Rock Calling, with Iggy & The Stooges also set to join such select performers as Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Lady Antebellum, Paul Simon, Jimmy Cliff, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Alison Krauss & Union Station.

HOP FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL, Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, Kent, 29 Jun – 1 Jul: Bob Dylan is poised to reprise his 2010 appearance atop the Hop Farm roster, confirmed as he is to share headlining duties with Peter Gabriel & The New Blood Orchestra and Suede. An extra horde of just announced acts includes Damien Rice Primal Scream, My Morning Jacket, Maximo Park, Patti Smith, The Stranglers, Billy Ocean, The Psychedelic Furs, Lianne La Havas, Slow Club, Tom Vek and White Denim.

LONDON BLUESFEST, various venues, London, 26 Jun – 6 Jul: The London leg of this double-barreled blues spectacular is newly set to host Erykah Badu and Nick Lowe, who further supplement a bill that also stars Van Morrison, Tom Jones, George Benson, Hugh Laurie and Ronnie Wood.

LOVEBOX, Victoria Park, London, 15-17 Jun: Recent add-ons Grace Jones, Mika and Felix Da Housecat mean three more stars for this year’s Lovebox tenth anniversary happening, sharing space with Lana Del Rey, Bobby Womack, Niki & The Dove, Patrick Wolf, Hot Chip, Magnetic Man, Azealia Banks, Danny Byrd and Emeli Sande.

PUKKELPOP, Kempische Steenweg, Belgium, 16-18 Aug: With supreme Pukkelpop beings Bjšrk, Foo Fighters and The Stone Roses ruling this festival’s delectable listings in some style, additional Belgian treats include Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Hot Chip, Two Door Cinema Club, Frank Ocean, The Big Pink, Enter Shikari, Jessie Ware and Tune-Yards.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland, 6-8 Jul: Cher Lloyd, McFly, Shed Seven, The Subways and Childish Gambino form a sundry batch of brand new T acts, accompanying the afore announced Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence And The Machine, Tinie Tempah, New Order, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Nicki Minaj.

TRAMLINES, various venues, Sheffield, 20-22 Jul: Roots Manuva, We Are Scientists, Ms Dynamite, Mr Scruff, Charli XCX, Spector, Alt-J, Clock Opera, Frankie And The Heartstrings and Peace are first to feature on the roster of this free-for-all music fest, as are Alternative Stage guests Esben And the Witch, Mazes, Frankie Rose, 65daysofstatic, and Rolo Tomassi.

WIRELESS FESTIVAL, Hyde Park, London, 6-8 Jul: The Weeknd, Labrinth, Childish Gambino, Chiddy Bang, Jaguar Skills and Theophilus London lead the latest additions to what’s perhaps the festival season’s most mainstream music programme, as also features co-headliners Deadmau5, Drake and Rihanna, plus a supporting cast including Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Professor Green, Wiz Khalifa, J Cole and Example.

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