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Festival line-up update: Bestival, Beat-Herder, Love Supreme and more

By | Published on Friday 3 May 2013


Hey, what’s up with Beat-Herder lately? Well, since I asked, I’ll tell myself that Beat-Herder is on quite a roll as far as adding artists to its bill is concerned, having increased its line-up to include Buraka Som Sistema, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Concrete Knives and Tom Starr. They all join the likes of Booka Shade, Stanton Warriors, Mistajam, Norman Jay and Clean Bandit, thus bringing Beat-Herder’s total to… a lot.

And hey, talking of Chic feat that Nile Rodgers, they’re also playing this year’s Bryan Ferry/Jools Holland-headlined Love Supreme Jazz Festival. So that’s quite a coincidence. As for new add-ons at the Brighton-based scat bash, since we’re on it, they are Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires, Terence Blanchard, Eric Bibb, Ryan Quigley Big Band and Troyka, so there you have it.

That said, here’s another thing you have, specifically a list of updates to Bestival, Bushmills Live, Live From Jodrell Bank, and the above:

BEAT-HERDER, The Ribble Valley, Lancashire, 5-7 Jul: Buraka Som Sistema, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Tom Starr, Concrete Knives, Grinny Grandad, Mumbai Science, Cable Street Collective, Dub Dadda, Father Funk, Gemma Furbank, Ginny Koppenhol, The Imprints, Josh P, Mountain of Love, The Ragamuffins, Room Full of Mirrors, Sicknote, THePETEBOX, Colour the Atlas, Angie Da Silva, Banana Dave, Chapter 4, Cojo, Danejah & Ragga Ragga, Dr Cumbfynstein, Irie Vibes Soundsystem, Jambeater, Jayney Mac, Jimi Jim Bob, Matt Buggins, Matty B, Messenger Sound System, Northern Schoey, Old Boy, Pom, Prince Livijah, Ramon Judah, Roots Lab International Radio DJs, Smegs, Spat, Steve Barker, Steve Jarvis, Strictly Business, The Farmer, The Proper North, Tim Forrester.

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 5-8 Sep: Ghostpoet, Chloe Howl, Sam Smith, Nina Nesbitt, Ruen Brothers, Dog Is Dead, To Kills A King, Man Without Country, Feeling Gloomy.

BUSHMILLS LIVE, Old Bushmills Distillery, North Antrim, Northern Ireland, 19-20 Jun: Jake Bugg, Willy Mason, Sons And Lovers, Foy Vance, Iain Archer, Bear’s Den.

LIVE FROM JODRELL BANK, Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, 7 Jul – 30 Aug: Hawkwind, Time And Space Machine, The Lucid Dream.

LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL, Glynde Place, Brighton, -5-7 Jul: Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires, Terence Blanchard, Eric Bibb, Ryan Quigley Big Band, Troyka, Arun Ghosh, Kitten & The Hip, Oli Rockberger And Brass Jaw.