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Festival line-up update: Field Day, Download, NorthSide, Alt-Fest and more

By | Published on Tuesday 26 November 2013


Tuesday’s big festival news is that Pixies are playing the all-new extra day of 2014’s deceptively-titled Field Day event, which is really a weekend thing. Pixies will close FD proceedings on Sunday 8 Jun, and here’s an audio clip of them talking about just that.

Surprisingly (or not, now I think about it), dad-rock duo Status Quo haven’t played Download since 2008. That’s all about to change, though, because they’re hitting the festival again in 2014, according to the latest Download line-up announcement, which also names The Offspring, Trivium and Steel Panther amongst the latest acts confirmed to join the likes of Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Aerosmith, Fall Out Boy and Rob Zombie.

The Quo’s Francis Rossi says somewhat tediously: “When Status Quo once again take to the Donington stage, it will have been 32 years since we headlined the Monsters Of Rock Festival on 21 Aug 1982. That year saw the Falklands War, the launch of the Commodore 64, Aston Villa winning the European Cup and the raising of the Mary Rose. You might say a lot has changed since then but we are still rocking, and still playing the Quo hits. See you there”.

Also, it’s been confirmed Peter Hook and his band The Light will put their spin on Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at the 2014 edition of Alt-Fest, playing it in full, so that’s nice. The rest of the set is to be decided by an online vote by the fans.

Touching on that, Pete says: “Having played some 200 gigs with The Light now, I’ve found that the fans all have their own particular favourite tracks which they want to hear live. It’s a great idea to throw some of the set list over to the people at Alt-Fest to see what they most want to hear us play. It will be interesting to see what they come back with”.

Yes, it will be, as will seeing these listed additions to Alt-Fest, Cropredy, Galtres, Giants Of Rock, Leicester Music Festival, Northside, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Watchet Live:

ALT-FEST, Boughton House, Kettering, 15-17 Aug 2014: Peter Hook And The Light, Killing Joke, Arch Enemy, 13 Candles, Cold In Berlin, Christine Plays Violan, New Device.

CROPREDY, Oxfordshire, 7-9 Aug 2014: Chas & Dave, Marillion, Al Stewart.‎

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire, 13-15 Jun 2014: The Offspring, Status Quo, Steel Panther, Trivium, In Flames, While She Sleeps, Letlive, The Black Dahlia Murder, Crossfaith, Miss May I, Blessthefall, Dying Fetus.

FIELD DAY, Victoria Park, London, 7-8 Jun 2014: Pixies.

GALTRES PARKLANDS FESTIVAL, Duncombe Park, York, 22-24 Aug 2014: John Otway, Chris Helme.

GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins Minehead, Somerset, 7-10 Feb 2014: Blue Oyster Cult, Big Country, Sweet, Molly Hatchet, Martin Barre Band, John Coghlan, Elliott Randal, The Bev Bevan Band, The Jones Gang, Screaming Eagles.

LEICESTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Welford Road Stadium, Leicester, 25-26 Jul 2014: Professor Green, Soul II Soul, Billy Ocean, Aswad, Stereo Nation, The Real Thing.

NORTHSIDE, Soren Frichs Road, Jutland, Denmark, 13-15 Jun 2014: The National, Lucy Love, Turboweekend.

SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury, 22-25 Aug 2014: Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman, Dhol Foundation, Lau, Steve Knightley, The Full English, Four Men & A Dog, Karine Polwart, Martin Simpson, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Andy Cutting, Huw Williams & Maartin Allcock, Moulettes, Steve Tilston, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Bella Hardy, Megson, Duncan McFarlane, The Wilsons, The Young’Uns, Molotov Jukebox, Sunjay Brayne, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Steve Turner, The Harvesters, Carole Palmer & Maria Barham, Sue Brown & Lorraine Irwing, Cupola, Take Two, Cara Luft, J P Hoe, and Matt Gordon, Leonard Podolak.

WATCHET LIVE, Parsonage Farm, Watchet, Somerset, 22-24 Aug 2014: RSVP, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, Leatherat, Ned The Kids Dylan, Company B.

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