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Festival line-up update: Isle Of Wight Festival, Other Voices and Wood Festival

By | Published on Monday 18 March 2013

Isle Of Wight Festival

It’s a relatively bite-sized FLUU array today, as a mere three festivals add to their respective artist caches. The Isle Of Wight Festival’s situation is slightly different, its six new in-fest artistes, who are all sans label deals, having been chosen via its Unsigned contest. The six winners, not least Tank Trap, Chidi, Oxva and Crystal Seagulls, will play stages across the festival site, with Tank Trap taking the main stage, as is headlined by The Stone Roses, The Killers and Bon Jovi.

Says the festival’s promoter John Giddings: “We want to thank all the musicians who entered and the finalists, the standard was exceptional. It’s fantastic to be able to give unsigned artists the chance to play at the Isle of Wight Festival in front of our amazing crowd. Who knows, maybe one day they’ll be performing further up the bill”.

Ah, that’s nice. And since we’re all being nice, go on and take your pick of today’s FLUU-based treats…

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight, 13-16 Jun: Tank Trap, Crystal Seagulls, Louise Golbey, Chidi, Cable Street Collective, Oxva.

OTHER VOICES, Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 5-7 Apr: Stornoway, Imelda May, John Grant.

WOOD FESTIVAL, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, 17-19 May: Jackie Oates, La Morte Subite, Jack Cade & the Everyday Sinners, Ralfe Band, Oxford Ukuleles, Colorado’s aptly named The Wood Brothers, Canadian roots-rock songwriter Dustin Bentall & Kendall Carson, Adam Barnes, Edd Keene, Jess Hall, Art Theefe, Rainbow Reservoir, Megan Henwood, The August List, Katy Rose & The Cavalry Parade, Reichenback Falls, Until The Bird, Natureboy, Will Phipps, Milky Moon, Rye Wolf, House of Hats, Jess Roberts & the Silver Rays, Oliver Wilde, Owen Tromans, The Cedars, Case Hardin, The Redlands Palomino Company, Paul McClure, The Mad Staring Eyes, The Arlenes.