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Festival line-up update – 31 Mar 2011

By | Published on Thursday 31 March 2011

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CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, 28-31 Jul: Set to partake in the merriment at this Cambridge fest are folk acts including James Vincent McMorrow, Frank Turner and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force. The Robert Cray Band will bring a soul flavour to proceedings, while folk-jazzers Pentangle and multi-instrumentalists Penguin Cafe add further variety to a bill that thus far stars Laura Marling, Bellowhead and Newton Faulkner.

, Chester Racecourse, 2-3 Jul: Feeder are newly confirmed to the line up of this Chester-based bash, as are Leftfield. Previous announcees Echo & The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop & The Stooges and I Am Kloot will share the spotlight with Eliza Doolittle and The Saturdays on a line-up that is, at the very least, diverse.

DAZED LIVE, various venues, London, 9 Apr: Held across various trendy dives in London’s east end, this multi-arts festival will feature live performances from in-demand Canadian synth-popsters Austra and local bands Factory Floor and Fiction, as well as an intimate acoustic gig by Arab Strap’s Aiden Moffat. Tastemaking New York collective Gang Gang Dance will venture a DJ set, as will Caribou, DarkStar and Black Devil Disco Club.

ESCAPE INTO THE PARK, Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales, 11 Jun: Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder, Pendulum and YasmIn are all set to feature highly on the bill at Wales’ premier dance and urban music event. Also amongst the first batch of those confirmed to flee to Swansea’s Singleton Park are veteran DJs Eddie Halliwell and Judge Jules, who will spin decks in the festival’s Trance Arena; and Caspa and DJ Zinc, who will perform with Pendulum in the CYNT Arena.

GET LOADED IN THE PARK, Clapham Common, London, 12 Jun: Joining Razorlight at this year’s rock ruckus will be the suitably raucous Cribs, Noisettes, Darwin Deez, and British Sea Power.

HIDEOUT FESTIVAL, Zrce Beach, Pag, Croatia, 1-3 Jul: Organisers have revealed that this dance-dominated seaside soiree is to host 2manydjs and Eric Prydz for its first edition, having already bagged Chase & Status, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Mount Kimbie and Sub Focus.

LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY, various venues, Liverpool, 19-21 May: With the early bird ticket price soon to expire, here comes a timely addition of ten further acts to the Sound City bill, with indie upstarts Hot Club De Paris, Pete & The Pirates, Django Django and Wolf Gang amongst the most notable new bookings. They join a host of previously confirmed acts like Kurt Vile & The Violators, Black Lips, Jamie xx and Yuck.

LONDON FEIS, Finsbury Park, London, 18-19 Jun: The latest introductions to Feis’ two-day Gaelic gala are Thin Lizzy, The Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Cliff and Eddi Reader. Keeping things eclectic at this year’s event, these newly-confirmed acts will be kept company by existing headliners Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.

RADIO 1’S ONE BIG WEEKEND, Carlisle Airport, Cumbria, 14-15 May: The UK’s biggest free festival pops up again, this time in Carlisle, bringing in another haul of huge US names including Lagy Gaga, Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, My Chemical Romance, and Bruno Mars. Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Plan B and Jessie J are amongst the more homegrown acts poised to perform.

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