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Festival line-up update – 4 May 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 4 May 2011

Larmer Tree Festival

BELSONIC, Custom House Square, Belfast, Norther Ireland, 17-27 Aug: Those at the helm of Belfast’s premiere sonic extravaganza have added 30 Seconds To Mars, Beady Eye, Example and The Vaccines to the line-up, joining Elbow, Primal Scream, The Specials, Dizzee Rascal and Plan B on the diverse bill. And if that wasn’t enough of an incentive to attend, the event is sponsored by Absolut vodka, so is sure to be a right hoot.

BERLIN FESTIVAL, various venues, Berlin, Germany, 9-10 Sep: Festival goers can experience culture-hub Berlin at close quarters, with a programme including sets from the likes of Suede, Primal Scream, Mogwai, Santigold, The Drums, Health, Pantha Du Prince, Hercules & Love Affair, Mount Kimbie, all being held at venues across the city. Beirut, Battles, Diplo and Yelle are also amongst those acts on the roster so far.

THE BIG CHILL, Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, 4-7 Aug: Empire Of The Sun lead the latest assortment of Big Chill announcees, with US rapper Jay Electronica and actress Lucy Liu appearing as guests of concept act The Bullitts. Winehouse protégée Dionne Bromfield, King Midas Sound and Engine-Earz Experiment round off the eclectic roster of recent billings. Previously-confirmed co-headliners are Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

THE GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 19-21 Aug: Rick Rubin discoveries Avett Brothers will be purveying some self-proclaimed “punk-grass” tunes at this fiery Welsh fest, with Destroyer, Josh T Pearson, Alessi’s Ark and Matthew & The Atlas also bolstering an existing line-up that features Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, James Blake, Noah & The Whale and Villagers.

LARMER TREE, Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, 13-17 Jul: The Phoenix Foundation, Delta Maid, The Selecter with Pauline Black and 3 Daft Monkeys are amongst those acts just confirmed to appear at this genre-defying fest, with performances from such luminaries as Seasick Steve, Jools Holland, Imelda May and Bellowhead already announced. A hilarious comedy line-up boasts the likes of Russell Kane, Andi Osho, Arthur Smith and Phil Nichol.

SONISPHERE, Knebworth Park, 8-10 Aug: Sonic Boom Six, Blood Red Shoes, The Defiled, Black Spiders and Cerebral Ballzy complete this year’s rockin Sonisphere line-up, with Turbo Wolf and all-girl troupe Cherri Bomb also set to brave the wrath of the crowd at this year’s deafening rock riot. Already getting comfortable at the top of the bill are Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, who are flanked by Biffy Clyro, Slipknot and a host of other big rock names.

WAKESTOCK, Abersoch Bay, Wales, 8-10 Jul: Late bookings for the surf-tastic three-dayer are The Cribs, Kelis, The Joy Formidable, Noisettes, Neon Trees and Pulled Apart By Horses. Older news in terms of line-up announcements are Ellie Goulding, Biffy Clyro, The Wombats, Chase & Status and good old festival fave Example.

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