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Festival line-up update: Sonar, Download, Pinkpop and more

By | Published on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Sonar 2014

An ‘insider’ has told the Daily Star (claims the Daily Star) that increasingly haggard-looking rock rakes Kasabian will headline Glastonbury as its closing act, joining so far the only official headliners, Arcade Fire and – possibly – Dolly Parton.

Whilst the band are still to confirm the booking, they have been banging on about taking top billing at Glasto for… oh, ages really, and this is probably the only way Michael Eavis can think of to appease them.

A ‘spy’ told the Star: “Kasabian are the perfect finale for Glasto this year. It’s a real coup that Dolly Parton is expected to be on the bill too, but her set won’t provide the desired fireworks to truly rock the final night. That’s where Kasabian come in”.

Oh-kay. Right, on to the FLUUs…

BLOODSTOCK, Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 7-10 Aug: Biohazard, Orphaned Land, Aborted, ReVamp.

DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Derbyshire, 13-15 Jun: Bowling For Soup, Opeth, Black Label Society, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Phil Anselmo & The Illegals, The BossHoss, Skid Row, Tesla, Bury Tomorrow, Danger Danger, Powerman 5000, Huntress, The Graveltones, Anti-Mortem.

PINKPOP, Landgraaf, Netherlands, 7-9 Jun: Rudimental, Bastille, Avenged Sevenfold, Stromae.

SONAR REYKJAVIK, Harpa Concert House, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13-15 Feb: James Holden, Jon Hopkins, Paul Kalkbrenner, Bonobo, Daphni, Evian Christ.

SONAR STOCKHOLM, Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden, 14-15 Feb: James Holden, Jon Hopkins, Paul Kalkbrenner, Bonobo, Daphni, Evian Christ.

UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL, Bisley Pavilion, Brookwood, Surrey, 19-21 Sep: Gentleman’s Dub Club, Spizzenergi.

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