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Festival line-up update: Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, T In The Park and more

By | Published on Monday 29 April 2013

Electric Picnic

So, transformative things are afoot at Ireland’s Electric Picnic, with the festival’s HQ naming a feast of initial artist names, not least headlining trio Fatboy Slim, Björk and Arctic Monkeys; and the slightly less headlining likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Knife, Franz Ferdinand, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St Vincent, Disclosure, Noah and the Whale, Warpaint and Eels. Hur-rah.

And hurrah again, because Bobby Womack is a late-ish new arrival to this year’s Glastonbury cache, and will close the Worthy Farm fest’s West Holts stage on Sunday 30 Jun. Womack, who confirmed he had Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year, will make Glasto his only UK festival date of 2013, playing live with his Bravest Band, as features Damon Albarn and Richard Russell.

And och, hark at the new bill additions at this year’s T In The Park, The Balado-based rock/pop jamboree having signed the likes of Travis, Johnny Marr, Willy Mason and DIIV to its Rihanna/Killers/Mumford-capped cause.

Ecstatic at the idea that long-time T faves Travis will play the fest once again, TITP MD Geoff Ellis says: “Travis have given us some epic performances at T In The Park over the past 20 years, including at our very first outing back in 1994 and incredible headline sets in 2000 and in 2005. They’ve been there since day one, and it really does feel like they are part of the fabric of T In The Park. Our 20th year celebrations – it wouldn’t have felt quite right without them”.

Ah, that’s heart warming, But what of Johnny Marr, doesn’t his joining the line-up warrant any congratulations? Well, yes: “Johnny Marr is a true legend and we’re honoured that he’ll be joining us for our 20th year celebrations, alongside all the other great acts announced today. It’s going to be a great weekend”.

So that’s all great, but it isn’t over, because we have more of the same c/o ATP’s last ever event-in-a-holiday-park End Of An Era, Belgium’s Dour, new London date East End Live (a live sonic add-on to this year’s East End Film Festival), Serbia’s very enterable Exit, Stockton’s self-named Weekender weekender, and the Wickerman:

ATP’S END OF AN ERA, Pontins Holiday Park, Camber Sands, 22-24 Nov/29 Nov – 1 Dec: Television, LOOP, Chelsea Light Moving, The Pop Group, Dinos Chapman, Les Savy Fav, 23 Skidoo, múm, Oneohtrix Point Never, Hebronix, Mike Watt, Forest Swords, The Haxan Cloak, Demdike Stare, Wolf Eyes, BEAK>, Eraas, Fennesz, Edan (DJ set), The KVB, Dirty Beaches, Eaux, Hookworms, Thought Forms.

DOUR, Plaine De La Machine À Feu, Dour, Belgium, 18-21 Jul: The Horrors, Two Gallants, Dan Deacon, The 1975, The Van Jets, Superlux, Piano Club, We Are Enfant Terrible, Exsonvaldes, AmenRa, Kadavar, Holograms, Le Prince Harry, Pale Grey, Paon, Recorders, Raketkanon, Robbing Millions, Hudson, Billions Of Comrades, Salut c’est cool, Hugo Freegow, Cupp Cave.

EAST END LIVE, various venues, London, 13 Jul: TOY, Wet Nuns, Perspex Flesh, Charles De Goal, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Moon Zero, Skinny Girl Diet.

ELECTRIC PICNIC, Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois, Ireland, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: Fatboy Slim, Björk, Arctic Monkeys, My Bloody Valentine, The Knife, Franz Ferdinand, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St Vincent, Disclosure, Noah and the Whale, Warpaint, Eels, The Walkmen, Hurts, Johnny Marr, Mick Flannery, Ocean Colour Scene, Tiga, Black Uhuru, The Strypes, Hudson Mohawke, Savages, Baauer, Polica, Chvrches, Palma Violets, The 1975, Parquet Courts, Deap Vally, MS MR, Peace, Merchandise, Mano Le Tough, Mount Kimbie, Blondes, Clinic, Nina Nesbitt, Soak, The Dublin Gospel Choir, Luke Sital-Singh.

EXIT FESTIVAL, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia, 10-14 Jul: Jeff Mills, Mathew Jonson, Gregor Tresher.

GLASTONBURY, Worthy Farm, Somerset, 26 Jun – 1 Jul: Bobby Womack And The Bravest Band.

STOCKTON WEEKENDER, Stockton Riverside Park, 27-28 Jul: Frankie And The Heartstrings, Bo Bruce, BEAK>, Sparrow And The Workshop, The History Of Apple Pie, Brown Brogues, Hey Sholay, The Sons of Bido Lito, Palace, The Panoramic, The Jar Family, Abel Raise The Cain, Sons And Lovers, Tusk, Weird Shapes, and Wild Smiles, Sarah Proctor, James Skelly And The Intenders, Alistair Sheerin Band, The Purnells, The Roundels, Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra, Little Violet, Holy Moly & the Crackers, and Old Muggins, Boy McIlroy, Year of Birds, Oxfam Glamour Models, Retriever, The Approved, Marfo, Stanley Odd.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 12-14 Jul: Travis, Johnny Mar, Willy Mason, DIIV, James Skelly, Jack Savoretti, Foy Vance, Steve Mason, Milo Greene.

WICKERMAN, East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, 26-27 Jul: Dave Clarke, Kissy Sell Out, Elite Force, Justin Robertson, Kryder, Andi Durrant, DOD, Felix Leiter, Nick Coulson b2b Junior J, Aitchie, Dave Tunstall, Duology, Filth Wizard, Joe Phuture & Breadman, Lee Clark, Elite Force, Meat Katie, Simon Jackson, Resistance, Ash Howell, Mark McIver, Louise O’Donnell, Justin Robertson, Rebecca Vasmant, DJ Ray McKinney, Carsin Therain, Stav, Struan.

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