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Festival line-up update – 8 Mar 2012

By | Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

Rock Werchter

CORNBURY FESTIVAL, Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire, 29 Jun – 1 Jul: Elvis Costello, Seasick Steve, Macy Gray, Hugh Laurie and James Morrison lead those acts first billed to partake in Cornbury Festival’s 2012 incarnation, with additional acts to be announced very soon.

GOLDEN DOWN FESTIVAL, Black Bush Valley, Matterley Estate, Hampshire, 15-17 Jun: Reggae icon Lee Scratch Perry rests atop a 40-carat Golden Down billing, with Four Tet, Roots Manuva, Apparat, Ghostpoet, Dub Pistols, Floating Points, Stealing Sheep and Slow Club also set to grace the festival’s first ever edition.

HIT THE DECK, various venues, Nottingham, 22 Apr: Rock types Zebrahead, Lower Than Atlantis, Arcane Roots, Autumn In Disguise and Don Broco form the final add-ons to a Hit The Deck convoy that also carries Kids In Glass Houses, Rolo Tomassi, Cancer Bats, The Wonder Years, Bat Sabbath, Blackstorm and Imperial Leisure.

LAND OF KINGS, various venues, Dalston, London, 4-5 May: The North East London-loving likes of Slow Club, Conan Mockasin, Maria Minerva, The Invisible, Kwes and Factory Floor are notable amongst the first acts attached to this year’s Land Of Kings. Sprawled across a series of galleries, basement clubs, and various other Dalston dives, the two-day soiree will also feature DJ sets by The Horrors, Bullion, Is Tropical and Gang Colours, plus showcases curated by Moshi Moshi, NTS, Brownswood and Five Easy Pieces.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 28 Jun-1 Jul: The xx, Die Antwoord, The Temper Trap and festival headliners Editors feature at the fore of new additions to the Rock Werchter roster, as also co-stars Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence And The Machine, Justice, The Cure and countless others.

SXSW, various venues, Austin, Texas, 9-18 Mar: Rap mogul Jay-Z is to partner with American Express for the ‘Amex Sync Show’, a live-streamed and fan-interactive concert set to open SxSW’s live music programme on 12 Mar. Also braced for the Texas bash is a solo Jack White, who’s set to host Karen Elsen, The Black Belles, Lanie Lane and Pujol on his very own Third Man Records stage. Jack and Jay join an overall bill hosting just about every international act that ever existed, now exists, and is yet to exist. It’s best to see the site for specifics.

TRUCK FESTIVAL, Hill Farm, Steventon, 20-21 Jul: Main stage supremos Mystery Jets accompany just-announced types 65daysofstatic, Villagers, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Dog Is Dead on Truck’s initial 2012 line-up declaration.

WILLOWMAN, Lenthor Farm, Osmotherley, 21-24 Jun: Utah Saints, Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon, The Lake Poets, and Geoff Barrow of Portishead’s side project BEAK> lead the latest supplement to Willowman’s 2012 bill. Vintage Trouble, Hugh Cornwall, John Otway and Hyde & Beast are amongst the aspects of the existing roster, which is set for further expansion in due course.

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