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Festival line-up update: Primavera Sound, Download, Secret Garden Party and more

By | Published on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Primavera Sound

Well this is flamin great news, Arcade Fire will headline next year’s Primavera Sound festival, which takes place in Barcelona between 29-31 May. They’re so far the only act confirmed but anyway, who cares!

Back in Donington, Linkin Park, Aerosmith and Avenged Sevenfold are amongst the first bookings confirmed for Download 2014. All three acts will take top billing, with Fall Out Boy, Alter Bridge and Rob Zombie also announced.

Linkin’s Lester Bennington says of the band’s USP, which is that they’re going to perform ‘Hybrid Theory’ in full: “We have been kicking around the idea of playing ‘Hybrid’ for some time and the perfect opportunity is Download 2014. The legendary energy of the Download crowd is the apex of the rock experience and we are very excited to share this special night with them”.

Awesome. And now, find yourself further awed by the latest groupings of acts added to Bearded Theory, Beermageddon, the Beverley Folk Festival and July’s ‘Goodbye Yellowbrick Road’-themed Secret Garden Party:

BEARDED THEORY, Catton Hall, Walton-Upon-Trent, Derbyshire, 22-25 May 2014: Carter USM. www.bearded

BEERMAGEDDON, Stoke Prior Country Club, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, 22-24 Aug 2014: Hybris, Designs Of Chaos, Godslave.

BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL, Beverley Racecourse, East Yorkshire, 20-22 Jun 2014: Billy Bragg, Ben Walker, Fake Thackray, Josienne Clarke.

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire, 13-15 Jun 2014: Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Aerosmith, Fall Out Boy, Rob Zombie, Alter Bridge.

PRIMAVERA SOUND, Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 29-31 May 2014: Arcade Fire.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, 24-27 Jul 2014: May Raabe & The Palast Orchester.