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Festival line-up update – 29 Feb 2012

By | Published on Wednesday 29 February 2012

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BLOC WEEKEND, London Pleasure Gardens, Royal Victoria Docks, London, 6-7 Jul: New York producer Nicolas Jaar is confirmed as the latest jewel in Bloc’s electronic crown, lining up against newcomers Surgeon and Monolake on a billing that also co-stars Orbital, DOOM, Battles, Flying Lotus, Ricardo Villalobos, Apparat, Carl Craig, Four Tet, Scuba and Actress.

CAMDEN CRAWL, various venues, Camden, London, 4-6 May: Brand new features of a sprawling Crawl roster-to-be include Swedish alt-pop duo Icona Pop, Dublin dark-rock clan Funeral Suits and dubstep collective Engine Earz Experiment, all of whom happen to be joining headliners Death In Vegas at the festival’s opening night party at Koko. Besuited indie types Spector lead out an additional stack of acts also set to perform, as includes Charli XCX, Baxter Dury, Kwes, Rolo Tomassi, Iceage and Arrows Of Love.

DOT TO DOT, various venues, Bristol/Nottingham/Manchester, 2-4 Jun: The Drums, Pulled Apart By Horses, Willy Mason, Summer Camp and Dog Is Dead are amongst those appearing first on the bill of this triple-barrelled Midlands bash, which alternates a single line-up between assorted venues in Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol.

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, 8-10 Jun: Download has added a further 22 bands to its tenth anniversary line-up, amongst them Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Dropkick Murphys, Cancer Bats, Rise To Remain, Saxon, The Quireboys, Seabstian Bach, Soil, and We Are The Ocean. They join headliners The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath.

FIELD DAY, Victoria Park, London, 2 Jun: Julia Holter, Zomby, Com Truise, Laurel Halo and Peaking Lights are all newly set to play on a special stage hosted by electronic promoters BleeD, and now accompany aforementioned Field Day guests Franz Ferdinand, SBTRKT, Beirut, Rustie, Blood Orange, Blawan, Friends, Korallreven, Liars and Modeselektor on the Field Day bill as it stands thus-far.

GLADE, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, 11-17 Jun: Dillinja, Daedalus and Jimmy Edgar represent recent add-ons to an all but complete Glade line-up, as also hosts lauded electronic types Bodikka, SL2, Ceephax, Koan Sound, Mosca, Alex Jones, Appleblim, Throwing Snow and Si Begg. Objects of prior line-up revelations include Sven Vath, Andy C, Rusko, Vitalic, Pretty Lights, Foreign Beggars, Dub Pistols and Avalon.

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 17-19 Aug: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Tune-Yards, Of Montreal, Michael Kiwanuka, Friends, Cold Specks and Three Trapped Tigers make up part of the most recent supplement to Green Man’s hallowed 2012 roster. This latest lot pitch up beside Feist, The Walkmen, Yann Tiersen, Cass McCombs, Slow Club and Ghostpoet on a bustling existing bill.

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 6-8 Jul: The Wombats, Emeli Sande, Mystery Jets, Roots Manuva, David Rodigan, Goldie and Chic feat Nile Rodgers form LOTF organisers’ first update to the festival’s 2012 line-up, with extra bookings to be revealed very soon.

MAGIC LOUNGEABOUT: Broughton Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire, 27-29 Jul: An initial Loungeabout line-up missive places Chic feat Nile Rodgers atop the Yorkshire fest’s Friday night programme, with Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Cashier No 9, Jenny O and Lucy Rose also getting an early billing.

OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 3-5 Aug: Organisers confirm spanking new names including Shabazz Palaces, Converge, Atari Teenage Riot and Charles Bradley for Poland’s premier music event, with Kurt Vile & The Violators, Battles, Death In Vegas, Iceage, Nils Frahm, Swans and Ty Seagall making up a rearguard of longer-standing bill fixtures.

PLAY FEST, Eccles Hall, Quidenham, Norfolk, 1-3 Jun: Headliners Ash are to chair proceedings at Play Fest this summer, with The Pigeon Detectives, and Reverend And The Makers, The Big Pink, Spector, The Correspondents and Tellison also listed to play live.

SUMMER BREEZE, Warren Farm, Liddington, Wiltshire, 14-15 Jul: Overall headliners KT Tunstall and Vintage Trouble are joined by the all-performing likes of The Destroyers, Backbeat Soundsystem, Corky, Elliot Mason, Gaz Brookfield and Jake Morley at this family-focused festival happening.

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