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Festival line-up update – 7 Apr 2011

By | Published on Thursday 7 April 2011

Field Day

CAMDEN CRAWL, Various Venues, London, 30 Apr-1 May: Organisers of this sprawling Gaymers-sponsored event have added controversial skate-rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, who for the sake of my sanity shall hereafter be known as ODWGKTA, as the closing act for this year’s programme. Graham Coxon, The View and Killing Joke complete the Crawl roster, which features such already-announced highlights as  British Sea Power, Simian Mobile Disco and err, Razorlight.

FIELD DAY, Victoria Park, London, 06 Aug: Erol Alkan, Villagers, Born Ruffians, Cloud Control and a back-to-back set from James Holden and Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden are amongst the latest crop of attractions on the Field Day bill, which already boasted Warpaint, Wild Beasts, The Horrors and James Blake.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guildford, 15-17 July: Family favourites N-Dubz and Ziggy Marley are the newest kids on the Guilfest block, being the latest couple of announcements for the “quintessentially English” bash. They join James Blunt, Razorlight and Peter Andre on a towering list of music greats booked to perform at Guilfest this year.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL, London, 7-18 Jun: Slotting in nicely with the family-friendly ethos of Hampton Court’s summer concert programme are Westlife, Kerry Ellis and Brian May, who will join James Blunt, Bryan Adams and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band on the line-up. This eleven day festival will also feature a firework-filled finale from opera star Alfie Boe, which is sure to be a cracker.

ØYA, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Norway, 9-13 Aug: Kanye West is set to bring his ‘Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ crashing down on the otherwise civilised proceedings at Oya festival, which was already poised to host acts including Lykke Li, Janelle Monae and Pulp.