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Festival line-up update – 8 Apr 2011

By | Published on Friday 8 April 2011

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ATP’S I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR CURATED BY PORTISHEAD, Alexandra Palace, London, 23-24 Jul: Canadian alt-rock outfit Godspeed You! Black Emperor are the most recent introduction to this eclectic Portishead-curated bash, with a screening of recent film ‘Submarine’ also on the cards, complete with an introduction from its director Richard Ayoade. How nice. Previous announcees include PJ Harvey, Beach House and Grinderman.

LAND OF KINGS, various venues, Dalston, London, 28-29 Apr: In Flagranti, Hyponik, Om Unit, local band D/R/U/G/S and rave hybrid Mums Of Death are the latest acts on the Land Of Kings programme, which will also host an “almighty one-off, live, audio-visual DJing event” courtesy of music video-directing genius Saam Farahmand. Those already confirmed to appear include Ghospoet, Visions Of Trees, Romy from the XX and James Yuill.

, Arras, France, 1-3 Jul: A colossal line-up presided over by Coldplay, Linkin Park, Arcade Fire, Moby, Kasabian and The Chemical Brothers has been confirmed for this four-sided French soiree. Other choice picks from the towering bill are Fleet Foxes, PJ Harvey, QOTSA, Elbow, The National, and too many other huge names to possibly mention.

OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 5-7 Aug: The latest event to pop up on eastern Europe’s teeming festival calendar will welcome Primal Scream, Gang Of Four and Mogwai. The bill boasts an impressive programme of exciting newer bands, with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Glasser, Deerhoof, Warpaint, Destroyer and Factory Floor all set to appear.

ROCKNESS, Loch Ness, Scotland, 10-12 Jun: Rock Ness organisers have booked a new crop of acts to suit every taste, with Chapel Club, Morning Parade, The Boxer Rebellion and Smoke Fairies satisfying the indie end of things. Beat fans will be pleased to know that Laidback Luke, Sub Focus, Nero and Beardyman are also on the bill. They join an exiting line-up that’s headed up by Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers and Paolo Nutini.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Mill Hill Field, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 21-24 Jul: Guillemots, The Bees, Phenomenal Handclap Band, The Boxer Rebellion and Chew Lips are some of the acts newly-confirmed for this enigmatic rural bash, which was already poised to welcome performers including I Am Kloot, Blondie, Mystery Jets, Sub Focus and soul legend Martha Reeves, who is accompanied by the Vandellas.

SPRINGFESTIVAL, Graz, Austria, 1-5 Jun: Rosy-cheeked troubadour Patrick Wolf leads those acts tipped most recently for the verdant Springfestival roster, with disco revivalists Hercules & Love Affair, French Horn Rebellion, Tensnake and Kitsune-signee Logo also amongst those fresh on the bill. Seasoned previous announcees include Crystal Fighters and Caribou.

UNDERAGE FESTIVAL, Victoria Park, London, 5 Aug: Only open to youngsters aged 13-17, welcome new additions to this year’s Underage Festival include Miles Kane, Wolf Gang, Dutch Uncles, Vampire Weekend’s Baio and Tribes. They join Janelle Monae, Roll Deep and Underage favourites Bombay Bicycle Club and an array of other fresh talent.

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