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Festival line-up update: British Summer Time, T In The Park, Electric Picnic and more

By | Published on Thursday 23 May 2013


First up, some dates. Coachella 2014 currently has no bands (presumably they haven’t reformed yet), but it does have dates: 11-13 Apr and 18-20 Apr. Put those in your diary. Or don’t.

And an update on a shrinking line-up now. Or several, in fact, as Soulwax have decided to cancel all planned festival performances in order to finish work on their new album. In a statement, the band said: “We’ve decided to postpone our Soulwax shows over the summer so we can get our new record properly finished and have it released soon. Sorry to all of you who were looking forward to seeing us but we’d rather give you a good show and a good album. The good news is 2manydjs will replace some of the shows. We look forward to seeing you all this summer!”

It’s not entirely clear which slots will be filled by 2manydjs, but the festivals affected are: Oxegen in Ireland, The Secret Garden Party in the UK, Sonar in Spain, Optimus Alive! in Portugal, Melt! In Germany and Pukkelpop in Belgium.

Over to expanding festivals, AEG Live’s new Hyde Park-based British Summer Time events have just ingested a load more acts, with Elton John, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez amongst those joining the party.

In addition to that, a new pop festival has been announced for Brighton, called SD2. So far it only has two acts confirmed, but when those acts are The Saturdays and The Wanted, what more do you need? Wait, don’t answer that. Aimed at a younger audience, it will offer a free bus service to and from the site, and all be over by 9pm.

SD2 promoter Matt Priest told CMU: “We’re delighted to launch SD2 to Brighton and Sussex. We have assembled some of the best pop acts the UK has to offer; The Wanted are a global phenomenon and The Saturdays have established themselves as the country’s biggest girl band”.

As well as that, Magic Summer Live, Electric Picnic, T In The Park and Tramlines are amongst the events which have just added new artists to their line-ups, as you can see below:

BARCLAYCARD BRITISH SUMMER TIME, Hyde Park, London, 5 Jul – 14 Jul: Elton John, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Stooshe, Eliza Doolittle, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Lucy Rose, Justin Currie, Tift Merritt, To Kill A King, Thea Gilmore, Scott McFarnon, Olivia Sebastianelli, Incognito, Light Of The World, Pigbag, Charlie Brown, Vince Kidd, Smiler, Amplify Dot, Al Jarreau, Beverley Knight, Delilah, Angel.

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE, Cardross Estate, Loch Lomond, Scotland, 22-25 Aug: Lipsync For A Lullaby, Tokamak, Asthmatic Astronaut, Lady North, Numbers Are Futile, Buriers, Teen Canteen, The Sexual Objects, Nevada Base, Jesus Baby!

ELECTRIC PICNIC, Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois, Ireland, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: Robert Plant, Little Green Cars, John Grant, Ellie Goulding, The Beat, Miles Kane, Crystal Fighters, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Big Black Delta, Cayucas, Charli XCX, Chrome Sparks, Dawes, Factory Floor, Gavin James, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Lulu James, Matthew E White, Night Beds, No Ceremony, Space Dimension Controller, Terri Hooley, Valerie June.

MAGIC SUMMER LIVE, Stoke Park, Guildford, 13-14 Jul: Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Beverley Knight, Ocean Colour Scene, Alexander O’Neil, Aswad, Loose Ends, Gwen Dickey’s Rose Royce, The Real Thing, Heatwave, Jaki Graham, Omar.

SD2, Stanmer Park, Brighton, 29 Sep: The Saturdays, The Wanted.

SHAKEDOWN, Stanmer Park, Brighton, 28 Oct: Annie Mac, Kerri Chandler, The Toddla T Sound, MK, Hot Since 82, Devolution, and Enzo Siffredi.

SONUS FESTIVAL, Zrce Beach, Pag Island, Croatia, 21-25 Aug: Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Magda, DJ Sneak, Zip, Cassy, Davide Squillace, Valentino Kanzyani, Joseph Capriati, Margaret Dygas, Matthias Tanzmann, Karotte, Pan-Pot, tINI, Mathias Kaden, Onur Özer, Guti live, Sonja Moonear, Nick Curly, Dan Andrei, Premiesku live, Andrea Oliva, Enzo Siragusa, Dorian Paic, Binh, Yaya, Reas, Meat, Bunte Bummler.

STENDHAL FESTIVAL, Roe Valley, Northern Ireland, 16-17 Aug: Paddy Casey, Mick Wilson, More Power To Your Elbow, Bear, Trucker Diablo, Rainy Boy Sleep, Axis Of, Paul Casey, The Bonnevilles, Paddy Nash And The Happy Enchiladas, Paul Casey, Malojan, Sons Of Caliber, Our Krypton Son, Furlo, Triggerman, Wyldling, Amidships, The Clameens, De Fuego, Droids, Ruairi and The Owls, Chris Keys, August, Edwin Brooks And The Burning Glass, Intermission, The Steve Experiment, Alana Henderson, Limavady Big Band, John Deery And The Heads, Ria Maguire, Susie Blue, The Encore Contemporary Choir, Juma, Stumblebums, Tommy Shots, Brolly’s Harp School, Hidden Highways, Badgerdan, Pocket Billiards.

ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL, various venues, St Ives, 14-28 Sep: Fairport Convention, Chastity Brown, The Manfreds, Emily Barker, John Cooper Clarke, Livewire AC/DC, The ZZ Tops.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 12-14 Jul: Lower Than Atlantis, Mallory Knox, Vigo Thieves.

TRAMLINES, various venues, Sheffield, 19-21 Jul: The Selecter, Public Service Broadcasting, Wolf Alice, Summer Camp, Superfood, Best Friends, PAWS, Anushka, Squarehead, The Soft, Monki.

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