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Festival line-up update: Truck Festival, Liverpool Sound City, Off Festival and more

By | Published on Wednesday 20 March 2013


Oh dear, so Sonar festival has had to cancel its Sao Paulo-based edition, citing Brazil’s climate of financial “instability”. Tickets to the event, as was meant to take place between 24-25 May and feature sets by Pet Shop Boys, The Roots, Nicholas Jaar and Jamie Lidell, hadn’t yet gone on sale.

A press release by its organisers, Dream Factory and Advanced Music, fails to go into any real detail as to what’s gone on, reading: “The non-fulfilment of the Sao Paulo edition of the festival directly relates to the latest difficulties and instability in the Brazilian entertainment market”.

Sonar’s parallel 20th anniversary fests in Barcelona, Tokyo, Osaka and Reykjavik will all seemingly still go ahead.

And with that, it’s on to happier fest-missives via Liverpool Sound City, Truck and Poland’s OFF:

FARMFESTIVAL, Bruton, Somerset, 26-27 Jul: Black Strobe, The Lovely Eggs, Gramme, Thumpers, Chicken Lips, Luke Unabomber, Oh! Gunquit, Ivan Campo, The Idol Rich, Moscow Youth Cult, Africa Entsha, IThisYes., Go Go Cult, Moriaty, The Ukes Of Hazzard, Tula & The Blackgang.

LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY, various venues, Liverpool, 2-4 May: Bastille, On An On, Temples, The Tea Street Band, Duologue, The Loved Ones, By The Sea, All We Are, Broken Men, Bird, Nadine Carina, Ady Suleiman, Concrete Knives, Sun Glitters, Mutiny On The Bounty, Afternaut, Silent Sleep, Neck Deep.

OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 2-4 Aug: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Skalpel, Goat, Girls Against Boys, Mykki Blanco, The Haxan Cloak.

TRUCK FESTIVAL, Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, 19-20 Jul: Spiritualized, The Joy Formidable, We Are The Ocean, Frankie And The Heartstrings, Treetop Flyers, Bo Ningen, The History Of Apple Pie, Kimberly Anne, Pylo, Harbour.