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Festival line-up update: Latitude, Open East Festival, Semibreve and more

By | Published on Wednesday 10 July 2013


So, bypassing the drastic changes that’ve been made to Barclaycard’s British Summer Time (basically, 12 Jul headliner Elton John has appendicitis and so has cancelled, leading AEG Live to make the day free-entry), we’ll start today’s FLUU headlines at this year’s iTunes Festival and its new additions.

Arctic Monkeys, John Legend, Pixies, Robin Thicke and – providing he’s well again by his starring iTunes PA on 12 Sep – Elton John all align with Sigur Rós, Justin Timberlake, Kings Of Leon, Phoenix, Rizzle Kicks and the like at the September-spanning fest, free tickets to which are still available via

Oily R&B man Thicke says: “I’m so excited to be taking part in the iTunes Festival this year. Once again iTunes has gathered some incredible talent and I am honoured to be included”.

One/all of an uncharacteristically inarticulate Arctic Monkeys add: “We’re looking forward to performing at the Roundhouse and excited to be playing songs from our new LP”.

And on that bland note, we move on to details of thrilling additions to festivals besides iTunes; not least final enhancements to Latitude and an initial missive via Portugal’s ultra-niche Semibreve:

BROWNSTOCK, Morris Farm, Chelmsford, Essex, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: Disembowelled By Sharks, Frett.

ITUNES FESTIVAL, Roundhouse, London, 1-30 Sep: Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Odell, John Legend, Pixies, Robin Thicke, The Olms, NO CEREMONY///.

LATITUDE, Henham Park Estate, Beccles, Suffolk, 18-21 Jul: Richard Ashcroft, Gaz Coombes, Craig Charles, Mary Anne Hoobs.

OPEN EAST FESTIVAL, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, 27-28 Jul: Ondatropica feat Quantic & Frente Cumbiero, Viv Albertine, Le Volume Courbe, The Fairey Band, U-Roy, Bomba Estereo, Jupiter Bokondji & Okwess International, Soul Caribbean.

REDFEST, Robins Cook Farm, Redhill, Surrey, 26-27 Jul: The LaFontaines, Continents.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 25-28 Jul: Will Joseph Cook, Sykur, Mayaeni, Jeremy Loops, Death By Chocolate, Killaflaw, Mark Jones, Jagz Kooner.

SEMIBREVE, Braga, Portugal, 15-17 Nov: Atom TM, Forest Swords, The Haxan Cloak Rafael Toral’s Space Collective 3.

SIMPLE THINGS, various venues, Bristol, 12 Oct: Jon Hopkins, No Age, These New Puritans, Hyetal, Poritco Quartet, Planet Mu DJs.

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