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Festival line-up update: Main Square Festival, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Optimus Alive! and more

By | Published on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Main Square Festival

So as super-early-bird Lovebox tickets hit the Christmas sales racks, a number of festivals that – unlike Lovebox – have some artists confirmed for 2014 have gone and made some FLUU announcements.

Though, despite being sans artists just yet, Lovebox does have a nice new look, and has confirmed that Secret Productions, the Secret Garden Party team already in business with Lovebox owners MAMA via the Wilderness festival, will help programme the London weekender next year too.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer their festival announcements to come with lists of artists, how about France’s Main Square bash, which has just added Iron Maiden, The Black Keys, David Guetta, Discloure and MGMT to its line-up? Or Surrey’s historic pop picnic at Hampton Court Palace, which next year shall feature the Beach Boys, Jamie Cullum, Jason Donovan and Rick Astley, who between them represent the seven ages of pop, I’d say.

I’d also say that the following is a list of additions to various other festivals taking place as part of that rapidly approaching 2014 thing, because… well, that’s exactly the case…

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire, 13-15 Jun 2014: Volbeat, The Dillinger Escape Plan, SikTh, Lonely The Brave, Arcane Roots, Feed The Rhino, Suicide Silence, Buckcherry, Memphis May Fire, Battlecross, Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Thy Art Is Murder, The Amity Affliction, Avatar.

GROEZROCK, Gestel, Belgium, 2-3 May 2014: Brand New, Everlast, Iron Chic, The Lawrence Arms, I Killed The Prom Queen, The Ghost Inside, Bury Tomorrow, Larry And His Flask.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL, Surrey, 12-24 Jun 204: Beach Boys, Jamie Cullum, Jason Donovan, George Benson, Rick Astley.

LEICESTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, Welford Road Stadium, 25-26 Jul 2014: Union J.

MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL, Arras, France, 3-6 Jul 2014: Iron Maiden, The Black Keys, David Guetta, Franz Ferdinand, -M-, Skrillex, Stromae, Gesaffelstein, MGMT, Imagine Dragons, Disclosure, Triggerfinger.

OPTIMUS ALIVE!, Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-12 Jul 2014: MGMT, Imagine Dragons, Caribou, Polica, Chet Faker.

TAKEDOWN, Southampton University, 15 Mar 2014: The Hell, The First, BBlack Futures, The Catharsis, Seasons In Wreckage, Saint The Sinner.