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Festival line-up update – 9 May 2011

By | Published on Monday 9 May 2011

Hard Rock Calling

THE APPLE CART, Victoria Park, London, 7 Aug: Comedian and musician Tim Minchin joins an already bustling line-up, which includes Badly Drawn Boy, Chilly Gonzales, James Yorkston and 90s R&B throwbacks Soul II Soul.

THE BIG MIX, various venues, Shoreditch, London, 18 Jun: Ginger haired Rasta Newton Faulkner has been announced as the headline act for this year’s Big Mix festival, which is put together by the Macmillan cancer charity. Joining him is Charlatans front man Tim Burgess and Treetop Flyers, and there will also be a DJ set from the Guilty Pleasures gang.

HARD ROCK CALLING, Hyde Park, London, 24-26 Jun: As well as hosting Meltdown this summer, Kinks veteran Ray Davies is newly confirmed to appear alongside Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi and The Killers at this London rock riot.

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 8-10 Jul: Joining in with the fun down on the farm will be DJ Format, Justin Robertson, Dub Pistols founder Barry Ashworth and afro-pop collective Fools Gold. Jack White-tipped folk duo Smoke Fairies also feature amongst this last batch of acts, with aforementioned co-headliners The Streets, Ellie Goulding and Echo & The Bunnymen set to dominate a bill that also includes Graham Coxon, Katy B, Annie Mac and The Vaccines.

ONE LOVE FESTIVAL, Hainault Forest Country Park, London, 19-21 Aug: Taking place in the capital’s leafy suburbs, the nation’s foremost ‘dub camping festival’ will welcome Finlay Quaye, Scientist, Tosh 1, Christopher Ellis, and Dubatak. They join a score of other acts including Ken Boothe OD, Wailing Souls, Dennis Alcopone and David Rodigan.

OXEGEN, Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare, 8-10 Jul: N-Dubz, Brother, Big Country and Saw Doctors round off the line-up announcements for Oxegen’s Irish bash, which boasts a rollicking good roster of big names including Beyonce, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Foo Fighters and The National.

SOUNDWAVE, Petrcane, Croatia, 22-24 Jul: Billed as ‘Croatia’s best kept secret’, organisers of this beachside boutique fest have revealed their programme of boat parties, with nautical hosts confirmed as, amongst others, Riot Jazz, Hyponik, Heducation and Mindonfire. As it stands, the eclectic electro-based bill also stars Bonobo, Little Dragon and Roots Manuva.

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