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Festival line-up update – 31 Jan 2012

By | Published on Tuesday 31 January 2012

Primavera Sound

BENICASSIM, FIB Heineken, Valencia, Spain, 12-15 Jul: French DJ and all-round decks-pert David Guetta serves to supplement the Benicassim bill, setting a beat for fellow line-up residents The Stone Roses, New Order, Florence And The Machine, Miles Kane and Katy B.

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 17-19 Aug: Feist rides the initial wave of acts to strike this year’s Green Man roster; confirmed, as she is, to close the festival with a headline set. Other acts announced include The Walkmen, Yann Tiersen, Junior Boys, Cass McCombs, Slow Club, Ghostpoet, The Wave Pictures and Islet.

PINKPOP, Landgraaf, Limburg, Netherlands, 26-28 May: Perennially-popular folk troupe Mumford & Sons have been booked as warm-up men to already announced festival headliners Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, who top a triple-barrelled bill alongside Soundgarden and The Cure.

PRIMAVERA SOUND, Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 30 May – 3 Jun: Amongst the latest batch of additions to this year’s Primavera programme are the varied but very good likes of Beirut, Girls, Iceage, Atlas Sound, Death Grips, Sharon Van Etten and Erol Alkan. The Rapture, Laura Marling, The War On Drugs, Yann Tiersen, Wavves, Real Estate and Dominant Legs also join co-headliners Björk, The Cure and Franz Ferdinand on a thriving overall bill.

SOUNDWAVE CROATIA, The Garden, Tisno, Croatia, 19-23 Jul: This self-styled boutique happening has amongst its musical cast such beat-smart sorts as Ghospoet, De La Soul, Plaid, Kwes, Fink, DJ Yoda and, of course, Craig Charles.