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Festival line-up update – 8 Jun 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 8 June 2011


BEAT-HERDER, Gisburn, Lancashire, 1-3 Jul: Fresh Beat-Herder bookings are Pete & The Pirates and Sound Of Rum, who join a host of acts including Leftfield, Simian Mobile Disco, We Have Band, Mr Scruff and Mylo at the Lancashire-based weekend extravaganza.

THE BIG CHILL, Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, 4-7 Aug: Big Chill organisers have confirmed the inclusion of a special set from post-dub maestro James Blake, who will be creating some groundbreaking sonic moments on the festival’s opening night. Prior announcees are co-headlining trio Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Rodrigo y Gabriela, plus a raft of such other luminaries as Warpaint, Wild Beasts, Janelle Monae, Calvin Harris, Aloe Blacc and that pesky Jessie J.

SLOTTSFJELL, Tønsberg, Norway, 14-16 Jul: Held by the ruins of a thirteenth century castle, this Norwegian festival has just announced the remainder of its line-up. Amongst those on the bill, as well the previously announced Grinderman, Röyksopp and Anthrax, are Biffy Clyro, Katy B, Mogwai, Austra, and Yuck.

WILDERNESS, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, 12-14 Aug: Heading up the latest additions to Wilderness’ eclectic bill are Mercury Rev, who will make their only UK festival appearance this year with a performance of acclaimed 1998 concept album, ‘Deserter’s Songs’. The Oxfordshire bash will also feature a Daniel Johnston-hosted collaboration between Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield, The Low Anthem and Robyn Hitchcock. There will also be themed parties presnted by the teams behind The Secret Garden Party and The Last Tuesday Society, plus appearances from a score of existing line-up residents including Anthony & the Johnsons, Laura Marling, Gogol Bordello, Toots & The Maytals and Dry The River.

VINTAGE FESTIVAL, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 29-31 Jul: Topping the first portion of acts booked for the weekend nostalgia-fest are Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb, Sandie Shaw, Percy Sledge, and Thomas Dolby. With all artists slotting into either the Electronic Phuture, Soul Revue or Hit Parade-themed programmes dominating each day, acts including Mirrors, The Jim Jones Revue, Booker T and David McAlmont will also put in appearances. The musical events will take place alongside creative workshops, catwalk shows, dance lessons, and various other family-friendly activities, plus a rammed programme of DJ sets from the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Disco Bloodbath and the crew from club night Feeling Gloomy.

Y-NOT, Matlock, Derbyshire, 5-8 Aug: Featuring highly in the closing announcements for this year’s Y-Not fest are The Duke Spirit, New Young Pony Club, Art Brut, Polarsets and Sonic Boom Six. An existing roster boasts The Go! Team, Maximo Park, Tribes, Swimming and The Milk.

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