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Festival line-up update – 4 Apr 2011

By | Published on Monday 4 April 2011

The Great Escape

BELSONIC, Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 17-27 Aug: Topping the bill at this Absolut Vodka-sponsored event are Elbow, The Specials and Primal Scream, who will perform classic LP ‘Screamadelica’ all the way through. Bringing an urban flavour to proceedings are Dizzee Rascal and Wretch 32, who will also be accompanied by Plan B and Katy B.

BOOMTOWN LONDON BALL, Bussey Buildings, Peckham, London, 13 May: This raucous mini-festival is set to host Dub Pistols, Babyhead, funk outfit Los Albertos and Guildford ska band The JB Conspiracy as part of a warm up for its big sister event, the secretly-located Boomtown Fair.

DOT TO DOT, various venues, 29-31 May: Organisers have supplemented the Dot To Dot bill with a couple more acts, with We Are Scientists and Guillemots primed for the three-legged festival, which takes place across various venues in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. Hurts, The Naked And Famous, The Joy Formidable and Wolf Gang are highlights of the existing line-up so far.

THE GREAT ESCAPE, various venues, 12-14 May: Rounding off the Great Escape roster are a horde of over 100 new additions, with acts including The View, Anna Calvi, Art Brut, White Denim and Okkervil River. Hotly-tipped up-and-coming bands like Flats, Gallops, Grouplove, Young Buffalo and Brit rapper DELS are also fresh on the bill alongside such already-announced favourites as Warpaint, DJ Shadow, Friendly Fires and Sufjan Stevens.

HEVY, Port Lympne Wildlife Park, Kent, 5-8 Aug: Funeral For A Friend and pop punks Four Year Strong lead the latest introductions to the weighty Hevy bill, with appearances also booked for The Carrier, Stick To Your Guns and Gold Kids. The rock festival will also feature a farewell performance by The Ghost Of A Thousand, alongside exclusive sets from previously confirmed co-headliners The Dillinger Escape Plan and Architects.

JERSEY LIVE, Royal Jersey Showgrounds, Jersey, 3-4 Sep: Katy B, Jamie Woon, Ed Sheeran and Pony Pony Run Run comprise the latest raft of acts set to mix things up at Jersey Live, finding themselves on the line-up with past bookings including Madness, Plan B, The Streets and Mr Oizo.

LATITUDE, Henham Park Estate, Suffolk, 14-17 Jul: Festival goers can look forward to seeing sets from Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cribs, Lyle Lovett and The Raghu Dixit Project at this year’s Latitude, with this quartet of acts the latest introductees to a bill that includes The National, Suede, I Am Kloot, Deerhunter and Bombay Bicycle Club.

WAKESTOCK, Abersoch Bay, Wales, 8-10 Jul: Kids In Glass Houses, Far East Movement, Kissy Sell Out & MC Cobra, Herve and Ed Sheeran and the acts newly set to join Biffy Clyro, Ellie Goulding and The Wombats for some beach-based fun at this summer’s music and surf celebration.

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