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Festival line-up update: Pukkelpop, Dylan Fest, Electric Picnic and more

By | Published on Wednesday 24 July 2013


Today’s less-than-great festival news regards Solange, who has cancelled all her European festival sets this year, citing personal obligations, meaning she won’t now appear as billed at Poland’s Off, Norway’s Oya, Denmark’s Smukfest, Finland’s Flow, Portugal’s Sudoeste, Sweden’s Way Out West and, finally, Belgium’s Pukkelpop.

In a statement released via the latter’s site, she said: “I am completely devastated to announce that I will be cancelling my international festival dates for the summer. I wish I could put in words how much of a difficult decision this was… but between moving part time to a new city, starting my son in a new school, and writing/recording my new record… I really had to make the best decision for my mental/physical health and provide some stability for my family”.

With that, it’s on to brighter revelations via ATP’s Loop-curated End Of An Era finale, Italy’s Club To Club, the aforementioned Pukkelpop, Ireland’s Electric Picnic and a brand new Irish event by the makers of the usually America-based Best Fest. Dedicated to its titular star, Dylan Fest will feature The Strokes’ Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr and Travis’ Fran Healy, and will give all its proceeds to benefit musicians’ healthcare charity Sweet Relief.

Info to follow…

ATP’S END OF AN ERA PART II, Pontins Holiday Centre, Camber Sands, 29 Nov – 1 Dec: Slint.

CLUB TO CLUB FESTIVAL, Torino, Italy, 7-10 Nov: Machine Drum, Diamond Version, Jon Hopkins, Todd Terje, Factory Floor, Koreless, Charli XCX, Holly Herndon, Dinos Chapman, James Holden, Lee Gamble.

DYLAN FEST, The Academy, Dublin, Ireland, 9 Aug: Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr, Fran Healy, Paul Noonan, Gemma Hayes, Cathy Davey, Boz Scaggs, Jape, Cast Of Cheers, Butch Walker, Gavin Friday, James Vincent McMorrow, Heathers, Danny Masterson, Jerry Fish, Ruby Amanfu, Johnny T.

ELECTRIC PICNIC, Stradbally Hall Estate, County Laois, Ireland, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: Kodaline, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Young Wonder, Giorgio Moroder, Chris Cox, Cyril Hahn, Mo, Braids, Summer Camp, Indians, Sam Smith.

PUKKELPOP, Kempische Steenweg, Belgium, 15-17 Aug: Naughty Boy, Sylosis, Oathbreaker.

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