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Festival line-up update – 3 Jun 2011

By | Published on Friday 3 June 2011

Standon Calling

EASTLEIGH FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, Point & Leigh Road Recreation Ground, Eastleigh, 7-10 Jul: Amongst the initial portion of acts heading to Eastleigh’s premiere music event are folk-centric stars including Stornoway, Eliza Carthy Band, James Yorkston, Dry The River and The Travelling Band. The weekend also encompasses the multi-cultural Eastleigh Mela, which will play host to The Bollywood Brass Band.

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, 2-4 Sep: Organisers have found space for Texan rockers Okkervil River on the bustling three-day EOTR roster, which is to be co-headlined by Joanna Newsom, Mogwai and Beirut. Lykke Li, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts and The Walkmen are further highlights of this year’s billing.

GLOBAL GATHERING, Long Marston Airfield, Warwickshire, 29-30 Jul: Festival coordinators have just unveiled two new acts, Nero and Modestep, for this year’s mass rave-athon. They will join a line-up that boasts a superlative array of dance and danceable-to acts including Pendulum, Underworld, Chase & Status and Tinie Tempah.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guilford, 15-17 Jul: Wretch 32, YasmIn, Celtic rockers The Popes and newly reformed 90s stalwarts The Farm find themselves as late confirmations to appear at the Razorlight, Roger Daltrey and James Blunt-topped popfest. Also taking to the stage are the likes of N-Dubz, Echo & The Bunnymen and Chipmunk.

LOVEBOX, Victoria Park, London, 15-17 Jul: Jack Beats, Aeroplane, In Flagranti and DFA signings Holy Ghost! and The Juan Maclean are the acts to land most recently on the Lovebox line-up, joining existing roster residents like Blondie, Kelis, Metronomy, Santigold and Lykke Li.

RHYTHM FESTIVAL, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, 26-28 Aug: Keeping the announcements ticking over at this year’s Rhythm festival are new additions The Pretty Things, Saint Jude, and gutsy rock heroine Tracie Hunter, who will appear with her Band. They join a score of family-friendly favourites, a few picks from which are Toots & The Maytals, Imelda May, Buzzcocks and ‘Good Enough’ Britpoppers Dodgy.

STANDON CALLING, Standon, Hertfordshire, 11-14 Aug: Standing out amongst the flurry of new names added to the already thriving Standon Calling line-up are Chrome Hoof, Three Trapped Tigers, Washed Out, Little Boots, Filthy Dukes, Sound Of Rum and electro duo Lamb. Spiritualized, Battles, Born Ruffians and Hercules & Love Affair feature highly amongst previous announcements for the intimate weekend bash.

TRAMLINES, Various Venues, Sheffield, 22-24 Jul: A host of fresh acts headed up by Toddla T, Dels, Ms Dynamite and Shy FX, adds a further flourish to the Tramlines bill. Stars of the existing line-up include Ash, Dananananaykroyd, Los Campesinos! and Frankie & The Heartstrings.

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