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Festival line-up update – 30 Mar 2012

By | Published on Friday 30 March 2012


BURTON AGNESS JAZZ & BLUES, Burton Agness Hall, Yorkshire, 6-8 Jul: Those attending this most serene of jazz and blues festival can anticipate sets from thrice-booked local favourites Alligators, illustrious contemporary troupe Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods, acoustic singer-songwriter Sean Taylor, and Ben Beattie’s Jazz Essentials, who’ll be joined onstage by festival boss and saxophonist Simon Cunliffe-Lister for a fitting end to the weekend’s revelry.

CRYSTAL PALACE GARDEN PARTY, Crystal Palace Park Bowl, London, 23-24 Jun: A venerable selection of artists comprising Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, The Strawbs and Focus will serve as accompaniment for Saturday guests of this familial multi-arts fest, while Sunday’s running will see an open-air recital by the London Gala Symphony Orchestra and opera soloist Juliette Poch.

DEER SHED, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Yorkshire, 20-22 Jul: School Of Seven Bells, Lai Mera, Woodenbox and Arthur Rigby & The Baskervilles number among the most recent residents of this year’s Deer Shed stable, expanding upon a bill that hitherto included Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny, Saint Etienne, Villagers, Los Campesinos!, Dutch Uncles and Paul Thomas Saunders.

GREENBELT, Cheltenham Racecourse, 24-27 Aug: Producer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney towers atop a rich and verdant Greenbelt bank, as also features The Proclaimers, The Leisure Society, Jose Vanders and Abigail Washburn, with an array of comedy and cinema happenings also amongst the many goings on.

ROCKNESS, Loch Ness, Scotland, 8-10 Jun: Fab electronica label Soma Records are taking control of RockNess’s flying saucer-like Arcadia UFO arena, hosting a live bill that includes DJ and remixer James Holden, Ben Sims and Andrew Weatherall, who’ll present a five-hour set with production maestro Sean Johnston. This is all added to the festival’s line-up at large, as includes Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Friendly Fires, Biffy Clyro, Justice, Deadmau5 and The Rapture.

SUMMERTYNE, The Sage, Gateshead, 20-22 Jul: Now in its seventh year, this live ode to all-things Americana is so far to host various icons of the genre including John Hiatt & The Combo, Wanda Jackson, Darrell Scott, Vintage Trouble, Michael Chapman and Greek singer-songwriter Lera Lynn.

WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, 8-10 Jun: The Saw Doctors captain a fleet of new additions to the familial Wychwood roster, with Dodgy, Hawkwind and Francois & The Atlas Mountains also amongst those joining Bellowhead, James, The Damned, Thrill Collins, Doctor & The Medics and DJ Howard Marks.

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