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Festival Line-Up Update: BluesFest, Sonar, Leopallooza and more

By | Published on Wednesday 2 April 2014


First some festival news, and all 50,000 tickets to BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which this year takes place in Glasgow on 24-25 May, and will feature pop-tastic performances by Pharrell, Rita Ora, and Paolo Nutini, are gone. To repeat, all the tickets are now gone.

Radio 1’s Head Of Live Music And Events Jason Carter has this to add: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend is the network’s flagship event and every year delivers a stunning artist line up. The event’s reputation is such that every year ticket demand is huge. We are not surprised that once again tickets have gone so quickly”.

Now on to some other ‘huge’ outdoor and indoor music goings-in, all of which have just updated their line-ups. London’s BluesFest, for one, has added its first acts, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello and that, whilst Cornish alt-pop dollop Leopallooza, Sonar Barcelona and both the Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks fests have all enhanced their existing listings. Check which acts have joined which events recently here:

BLUESFEST, Royal Albert Hall, London, 26-31 Oct: Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Level 42, Georgie Fame.

FARMFESTIVAL, Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset, 1-2 Aug: 2929 Vision, Ralph Lawson, Romare, Leo Zero, Jus Now, Beaty Heart, Face+Heel, Kyshido, The Kelly Twins, Shapes, Slim Slim Goodgroove, Franklin, Wholemeal DJs, Ways and Means, COR DJs, DJ Louie Louie, Paulo Fernandez, The High grade Rockers Dub Soundsystem, Farmfest DJs, HUGS, Kat Richmond, James ‘James Bell’ Bell, The Quintessential Soundsystem.

FOREST LIVE, various locations, full dates TBA: Rebecca Ferguson.

HOP FARM MUSIC FESTIVAL, The Hop Farm Country Park, Paddock Wood, Kent, 4-6 Jul: Grace Jones.

IBIZA ROCKS, Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Ibiza, Spain, 4 Jun – 17 Sep: Jake Bugg, The Kooks.

LEOPALLOOZA, The Wyldes, Bude, North Cornwall, 1-3 Aug: Fenech-Soler, Foxes, Brother & Bones, The Other Tribe, Rae Morris, Arcane Roots, Chasing Grace, Gnarwolves, Eliza and The Bear, Brawlers, Yumi & The Weather, Jake Isaac, Winter Mountain, ChainSka Brassika.

MALLORCA ROCKS, Mallorca Rocks Hotel, Mallorca, Spain, 3 Jun – 26 Aug: Jake Bugg, The Kooks.

PURBECK FOLK FESTIVAL, WIlkswood Farm, Swanage, Dorset, 21-24 Aug: Idlewild.

SONAR BARCELONA, various venues, Barcelona, Spain, 12-14 Jun: Nils Frahm, Buraka Som Sistema, Chris & Cosey, MØ, Daphni b2b James Holden, Simian Mobile Disco ‘Whorl’, Tokimonsta, Ryan Hemsworth, DJ2D2, Monki, Debruit & Alsarah, PIONEER DJ, Stwo, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Elijah & Skilliam feat Flava D, Sau Poler, Jameszoo, Simmone Jones, Arufe, Pick A Piper, Octo Octa, Mwëslee, Shelby Grey, Kresy, NevEra, Pina, Mr K!, Territoire, Eme DJ, Sunny Graves, Rayo 60, Xavi Mateu & Carlos Bayona, Sonia Gómez & Lucy Suggate & James Holden, Discos Paradiso Crew, Glue Kids, BSN Posse, Mario Nieto, 3QUINOX, DJ Enpunto, DJ Der, Ordre Etern, Sanatruja, Vallès.

STOP MAKING SENSE, The Garden, Tisno, Croatia, 31 Jul – 3 Aug: Mr Ties, Maribou State, Marcus Worgull, Phonica Records.

SUNDOWNER SESSIONS, Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, 4-31 Jul: Morcheeba.

SZIGET, Margit-sziget, Budapest, Hungary, 11-18 Aug: Deadmau5, Axwell, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Kooks, Crystal Fighters, Anti-Flag.

WAY OUT WEST, Slottsskogen, Gothenburg, Sweden, 7-9 Aug: Slowdive, Conor Oberst, Mapei.

WOOD FESTIVAL, Braziers Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, 16-18 May: Luke Sital-Singh, My Sad Captains, Valleyers, My Crooked Teeth, Sephine Lo, Ellie Ford, Natureboy, Brian Briggs, Catweazle Club, The Acoustic Ballroom, DJ Badger.

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