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Festival line-up update – 08 Mar 2011

By | Published on Tuesday 8 March 2011

Secret Garden Party

ATP CURATED BY ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, 13-15 May: Avant garde filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad leads the latest group of artists announced to play Animal Collective’s eclectic incarnation of ATP, with Grouper, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Actress and Oneohtrix Point Never also set to perform. Already-booked acts include Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Lee Scratch Perry and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

CREAMFIELDS, Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire, 27-28 Aug: Headliners Chemical Brothers will be rounding off a run of live dates with a closing performance at the uber dance-a-thon, with David Guetta topping the bill on the previous day. Amongst the huge roster of confirmed acts are TiĆ«sto, Calvin Harris, Diplo and Eric Prydz. Annie Mac, who premiered this year’s line-up on her Friday night Radio 1 show, will present Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Fake Blood and Jack Beats on the first day, while the 1Xtra stage will host the likes of Andy C, Danny Byrd, Goldie and Breakage.

HARD ROCK CALLING, Hyde Park, London, 24-26 Jun: Veteran rocker Rod Stewart is newly announced to occupy the Sunday headline slot at this festival’s 2011 edition, joining fellow rock legends Bon Jovi on the bill.

LIVE FROM JODRELL BANK, Lower Withrington, Cheshire, 2 Jul: Oh this is fun, music shenanigans around the famous Jodrell Bank radio telescope. On the astral line-up so far are The Flaming Lips, British Sea Power, OK Go and Alice Gold.

, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, 10-14 Aug: Riding high on the latest ‘wave’ of acts set to play this beachside bash are mellow songstress Eliza Doolittle, Andy C, Sub Focus, Scratch Perverts, Willy Mason and Zane Lowe. They will provide some much-needed company for lone headliner Fatboy Slim.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, Mill Hill Field, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 21-24 Jul: This not-so-secret rural bash is this year playing host to horde of diverse acts including Blondie, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and Leftfield. Other high points of the ‘origins and frontiers’-themed event include Mystery Jets, I Am Kloot, Smoke Fairies, The Whip, YasmIn, The Shoes, and, most excitingly of all, CMU columnist Eddy Temple-Morris, who programmes the Remix Stage at the festival.

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