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Festival line-up update: Optimus Alive, Download, Nova Rock and more

By | Published on Thursday 7 November 2013

Optimus Alive

Hurrah, the big line-up announcements continue thanks to the HQ at Portugal’s Optimus Alive, who’ve just signed on Arctic Monkeys to top their bill in 2014. And what’s more, following the online furore that broke out in response to Download’s first phase of artist additions, Dying Foetus have indeed been added to the festival’s bill. I hope you’re all happy. In similar news, Craig Charles has self-confirmed for next year’s Glastonbury. Again, enjoy.

Also, this: “Hi, you are ready, Nova Rock is now going into its tenth anniversary round and what would be more to fit than open this speak with THE legends of metal. Ozzy Osbourne with his reunited Black Sabbath will headline the Nova Rock 2014. Additional bands follow when there is news to announce”.

That’s the amazing first bill-based missive from Austria’s Nova Rock, by the way, which leads me swiftly on to news of a winter edition of Ibiza Rocks – Ibiza Rocks The Snow – which is in… France. Split into three week-long mini fests ranging between 14 Dec this year and 4 Apr 2014, the snowy ball’s first iteration will feature sets by MistaJam, Clean Bandit, Monki and Kissy Sellout.

MistaJam says: “Having had the honour of headlining at Rocks a number of times and also being a ski resort veteran (behind the decks rather than on the slopes), I’m really looking forward to playing at Ibiza Rocks The Snow as I know it’s going to be a party like no other. Balearics in the Alps sounds like a match made in heaven”.

More FLUUs to follow…

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire, 13-15 Jun 2014: Dying Foetus.

GLASTONBURY, Worthy Farm, Somerset, 25-29 Jun 2014: Craig Charles.

IBIZA ROCKS THE SNOW, Meribel, France, 14-21 Dec: MistaJam, Clean Bandit, Mele feat Slick Don, Monki, Kissy Sellout, Mak & Pasteman, AZ&TOR, Doorly, Nicola Bear, Ste-V-Something, Patrick Nazemi, K1r3Y.

LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL, various venues, London, 17-20 Apr 2014: Dennis Bovell, Laurel Aitken’s original Pressure Tenants, Rebelation, Dirty Revolution, Aggressors BC.

NOVA ROCK, Pannonia Fields II, Nickelsdorf, Austria, 13-15 Jun 2014: Black Sabbath.

REBELLION, Blackpool Winter Gardens, 7-10 Aug 2014: Biohazard, The Old Firm Casuals, DOA, SNFU, Zero Boys, Blood Or Whiskey, In Evil Hour, Indecent Assault.

OPTIMUS ALIVE, Passeio Maritimo de Algés, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-12 Jul 2014: Arctic Monkeys.

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