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Festival line-up update: Primavera Sound, Green Man, Eden Sessions and more

By | Published on Monday 8 April 2013

Primavera Sound

So, I have several artist subtractions and additions at Spain’s Primavera Sound to share first. Fiona Apple, for one, has cancelled her appearance at the festival – which, in fact, was the only live date she was set to play this year – citing what Primavera HQ says are reasons “beyond its control”. Which is a real shame, particularly because Foxygen, FIDLAR and Crime & The City Solution, meanwhile, have also been taken off the programme.

But wait, it’s all fine, because Django Django, DJ Koze and The Drones are the consolation prize-like artists joining in Fiona and co’s place, and that’s quite aside from the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Deerhunter, The Jesus & Mary Chain, James Blake and Animal Collective, who are all already on the bill.

All’s well that ends well, as I always say. And with that, let’s begin again with clean new FLUUs via Echo Festival, Green Man and Cornwall’s Eden Sessions – as has named Daughter, Willy Mason and others as the acts playing pre Sigur Rós on the Icelandic band’s headlining day (30 Jun).

ECHO FESTIVAL, Kanegra, Croatia, 6-9 Jun: Davide Squillace, Kassem Mosse, Andrés, Ion Ludwig, Madteo.

EDEN SESSIONS, Eden Project, Cornwall, dates tba: Daughter, Willy Mason, Dawn Chorus Ignites, Mwahaha, Luke Sital Singh, Thomas J Speight, Saturday Sun, West Barbary.

GREEN MAN, Glanusk, Wales, 15-18 Aug: Babyhead, Mankala, Riot Jazz, Willie And The Bandits, Benji Boko, Birth of Joy, Cocos Lovers, Mouse Outfit & Dr Syntax, Heymoonshaker, HoneyFeet, Pat Dam Smyth, Resonators, Solo Banton, Syd Arthur, The Intermission Project, We Were Evergreen, Will And The People, Will Varley, Yumi & The Weather, Zimbaremabwe Mbira Vibes.

PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL, Brixton Academy, London, 7-8 Jun: Squarepusher, Vitalic, Ryan Hemsworth.

PRIMAVERA SOUND, Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 22-26 May: Django Django, Phosphorescent, DJ Koze, Scuba, The Drones, Headbirds.