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Festival line-up update – 4 May 2012

By | Published on Friday 4 May 2012

Beacons Festival

BEACONS FESTIVAL, Funkirk Estate, Carleton, North Yorkshire, 17-19 Aug: Toots & The Maytals, who have just been announced as headliners, join an existing line-up of such Beacons luminaries as Wild Beasts, Roots Manuva, The Felice Brothers, Julio Bashmore, Real Estate, Oneman, Cloud Nothings, Koreless, Willis Earl Beal, Weird Dreams and Jessie Ware.

BLOC WEEKEND, London Pleasure Gardens, Royal Victoria Docks, 6-7 Jul: Proceedings at this year’s London-located Bloc will now feature a DJ set by Arpanet, aka Drexciya/Dopplereffekt man Gerald Donal. He aligns with the superlative and already confirmed likes of Snoop Dogg, James Blake, Orbital, Flying Lotus, Nicolas Jaar and Battles at the electronic-centric event, whose extra attractions will now include the MS Stubnitz, once a deep sea fishing trawler and now a “moving platform for the sonic and visual arts”. Basically a vast, industrial party boat. Hurrah!

FIELD DAY, Victoria Park, London, 2 Jun: An array of fresh roster fare, not least Blanck Mass, Casper C, Com Truise, Julia Holter, Novella, Peaking Lights, Pond and a decks-dexterous crew of new DJs, further feeds Field Day’s 2012 listings. Pre-established fixtures of the bill include Franz Ferdinand, Sleigh Bells, Mazzy Star, The Vaccines, AfroCubism, Metronomy and Austra.

LARMER TREE, Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, Dorset, 11-15 Jul: Roots Manuva will represent the final part of Larmer’s headlining saga, joining Jools Holland, Paloma Faith, Levellers, Amadou & Mariam and Tim Minchin atop a roster also featuring Caravan Palace, The Correspondents, Dub Pistols, The Wave Pictures, Vintage Trouble, Akala and Givers.