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Festival line-up update – 30 Jan 2012

By | Published on Monday 30 January 2012

Camp Bestival

CAMP BESTIVAL, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, 26-29 Jul: First on the bill are Friday night headliners Hot Chip, who are freshly booked to play this familial fest alongside Rizzle Kicks, Little Dragon, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Spector and Stooshe. Frankie Rose, Dub Pistols, Scroobius Pip and Bellowhead are also amongst those taking up space on the sprawling line-up as it stands so far.

EXIT FESTIVAL, Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia: Featuring highly amongst the first names summoned to perform at this Serbian stronghold are Luciano, Reboot and Detroit DJ Kenny Larkin. New Order are booked to top the bill, while Kuduro troupe Buraka Som Sistema are set to make a long overdue return, having first played Exit in 2007.

HEINKEN OPEN’ER, Gydnia, Poland, 4-7 Jul: Franz Ferdinand lead the latest acts confirmed to appear at this three-day Polish bash, with SBTRKT and native songstress Julia Marcell also added to an existing bill that features Björk, Justice and The xx.

HEVY, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent, 3-6 Aug: Even with main stage headliners still pending announcement, a first confirmed raft of acts including Converge, Will Haven, Dead Havana, Set Your Goals, Protest The Hero and a reunited Verse provide more than enough to look forward to at this year’s Hevy.

OSFEST, Oswestry Showground, Shropshire, 1-4 Jun: Organisers have the honour of naming Razorlight as the first and only act so far announced to appear at Shropshire’s premier live happening, which for the first time this year will span a four-day programme.

RHYTHM FESTIVALS, Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Bedforshire, 24-26 Aug: Encompassing the triple musical threat of the Rhythm Festival, Rhythm Folk and Rhythm & Blues, latest line-up supplements include Scott Matthews, The Strawbs, World Of Arthur Brown and Eddie & The Hot Rods.

SONISPHERE, Kalasatama, Helsinki, Finland, 4 Jun: Just confirmed as headliners, rock titans Metallica’s set will see the band play the ‘Black Album’ in full, while Machine Head, Amorphis, Gojira and Ghost make up the remainder of the existing bill.

SPLENDOUR, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, 21 Jul: Splendour begins celebrations for its fifth anniversary with news that Dizzee Rascal is due to headline the child-friendly music fete, with this year’s live programme also comprising the very well-behaved likes of Razorlight, Levellers and Katy B.

TOMORROWLAND, De Schorre National Park, Belgium, 27-29 Jul: Leona Lewis’s inspirational pal, Swedish superstar DJ Avicii, joins such previously announced dance maestros as David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, Alesso, Solomun and Carl Cox on the billing for this 180,000 capacity mega-fest.

WIRELESS FESTIVAL, Hyde Park, London, 6-8 Jul: Recent additions to a high-powered Wireless roster consist of Rizzle Kicks, US rapper J Cole, house producer Kaskade and Brit dubstep type Flux Pavilion. This varied lot join Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Jessie J and Labrinth.

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