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Festival line-up update – 6 May 2011

By | Published on Friday 6 May 2011

T In The Park

ELECTRIC ZOO, Randall’s Island Park, New York, USA, 2-4 Sep: Dance music nuts will be delighted by news of a raft of acts newly confirmed for Electric Zoo, with Moby, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, Calvin Harris, Boys Noize, Crookers and Tiga all added. Pre-booked bill-toppers are Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren.

THE FIRST DAYS OF FREEDOM, Port Lympne, Hythe, 15-17 Jul: The sizeable first portion of acts set to perform at this newly-launched festival include Mystery Jets, Tinchy Stryder, Los Campesinos! Professor Green, The King Blues and Ms Dynamite. Skream, Benga, Tempa T and Ed Sheeran also feature in the initial announcements.

LATITUDE, Henham Park Estate, Suffolk, 14-17 Jul: Thespian folk troubadour Johnny Flynn is poised to perform at this super Suffolk-based soiree, delivering an audio-visual set in the Film & Music Arena. ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ dance troupe Flawless will also be present at the festival, as will the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Historic line-up revelations include Suede, The National, Glasvegas, Lykke Li, The Cribs and Bombay Bicycle Club.

OXEGEN, Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare, 8-10 Jul: Lone line-up addition Beyonce is set to look most incongruous amidst the rustic greenery of rural Ireland, booked as she is to play at Oxegen alongside previous announcees such as The Black Eyed Peas, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and My Chemical Romance.

ROCKNESS, Loch Ness, Scotland, 10-12 Jun: Bombay Bicycle Club lead the list of fresh supplements to the thriving RockNess roster, with folk-rock trio Sparrow & The Workshop, US electro types Afghan Raiders, DIY pusher D/R/U/G/S and Irish darlings Funeral Suits also new to the bill. Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini, The Wombats, Example, Magnetic Man and Glasvegas are longer-standing features of the line-up.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 8-10 Jul: Oh look, it’s Beyonce again. The R&B star has fallen onto T’s billing this year, almost managing to eclipse the existing bill of stars that includes Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Pulp.

TRAMLINES, Various Venues, Sheffield, 22-24 Jul: Geordie heroes The Futureheads are due to pull in the crowds at this ‘free for all’ fest, with a choice selection of international acts including Johnny Clarke, Michael Prophet, Yaaba Funk and Oojami Ash added to the bill over at the World Music Stage. Past confirmations include Ash, Dry The River, Mazes, Rolo Tomassi and Frankie & The Heartstrings.

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