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Festival line-up update: Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Lovebox and more

By | Published on Friday 21 June 2013

Secret Garden Party

So, Faithless have been revealed as surprise late additions to this year’s Secret Garden Party – quite an event in that Sister Bliss, Maxi Jazz et al aren’t playing anywhere else this year.

Says Bliss: “Really looking forward to playing at Secret Garden Party. As well as being a brilliant line up in a magical setting, it’s also our first time playing there, so we can’t wait to find out what delights are in store! Think you may find us enjoying Rebel Bingo after the show… it’s going to be a Crazy English summer for sure!”

Yeah, that it certainly is. As is a game-changing tranche of new names over at Wales’ Festival No 6, as now features added My Bloody Valentine, Slow Club and Public Service Broadcasting, this in addition to its existing main attractions Manic Street Preachers, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, James Blake and Everything Everything.

And hey, Bestival has a new arena! Its name is Temple Island, and – this via Rob Da Bank – is billed as “a brand new totally ace fusion of styles from festivals like Burning Man and Portugal’s Monegros festival with a cutting edge global electronic DJ collective… half hippy, half techno warrior”. Yay. Acts playing to that theme include T Williams, London Grammar, Maribou State, Cyril Hahn and Eton Messy; aligning with Bestival A-listers like Fatboy Slim, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, MIA, Franz Ferdinand, Wu-Tang Clan and Flaming Lips.

And here are the lists…

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 5-8 Sep: Chrome Sparks, London Grammar, Shadow Child, Dark Sky, Maribou State, Cyril Hahn, Eton Messy DJs, Henry Krinkle, T Williams, Karma Kid, DJ Falcon, Wilkinson, Run Riot, Kashii, Rob Da Bank v Tayo & Nerm, Beans on Toast, Too Many Ts, The Allergies, Chris Tofu, Cyborgs, Heymoonshaker, DJ/VJ Nick Hollywood, The Future Shape Of Sound, King Lagoons Flying Swordfish Dance Band, Shore Leave, Le KKC Orchestra, Smokey Joe, The Kid, Dutty Moonshine, Max Pashm’s Electro Swing Ensemble, DJ Dodgy Style, Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, Old Dirty Brasstards, Tankus the Henge, DJ Kobayashi, Hallouminati, Gypsy Hill, Discount Orchestra, Gypsy Fever, Penny Metal, Karauke, Cut A Shine, Gypsy Disco, Buffo’s Wake, Tantz, The Turbans, Maniere des Bohemiens, City Shanty Band, Ramshackle Union Band, Katy Carr, Gorgeous George.

BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, Derbyshire, 8-11 Aug: Earthtone 9, Sacred Mother Tongue, Breed 77, Mitchell Emms, Mia Klose, Earls Of Mars, Balls Deep, Cavorts, Betraeus, Andy James’s Guitar Clinic, Operation Error.

FESTIVAL NO 6, Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales, 13-15 Sep: My Bloody Valentine, Public Service Broadcasting, Slow Club, The Wave Pictures, Colorama, Bright Light Bright Light, Teleman, Mariam The Believer, Totem, Boxed In, Davos, Bryn Fon, Geraint Garman, Yr Ods, Sen Segur, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Bob Delyn A’R Ebillion, Georgia Ruth, Heather Jones, Gwenno Emma Tricca, Oakley Silver Brass Band.

LOVEBOX, Victoria Park, London, 19-21 Jul: So Solid Crew, Gostpoet, Charli XCX, Jon Hopkins.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, 25-28 Jul: Faithless.