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Festival line-up update – 10 Jun 2011

By | Published on Friday 10 June 2011

Womad Festival

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset, 2-4 Sep: Fresh announcees M Ward, Beth Jeans Houghton, The Growlers, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Steve Smyth bolster a line-up of longer-standing residents including The Fall, Wild Beasts, Beirut, Joanna Newsom, Lykke Li, Laura Marling, Okkervil River and Best Coast.

GOTTWOOD, Carreglwyd Estate, Holyhead, Wales, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: Organisers have enriched the Gottwood line-up with the addition of Mr Scruff, who will be occupy the decks for an epic five hour set. Fellow line-up newbies Jamie xx and A Guy Called Gerald also join an array of leftfield existing performers including Eat Your Brains, Louche, Jackmode and You Can Call Me Pelski.

GREENWICH SUMMER SESSIONS, Old Royal Navy College, Greenwich, London, 26-31 Jul: Noisettes, Turin Brakes, Buzzcocks, Emma B and Ross Allen are all fresh in the running to perform across this six day event, supplementing an existing roster that stars the likes of Jose Gozalez, Status Quo, Squeeze and The Pogues.

HEVY, Port Lympne Wildlife Park, Kent, 5-8 Aug: Recent new bookings for Hevy’s rock riot include Sonic Boom Six, Flood Of Red, Straight Lines, Steel Rules Die, The First, Turbogeist and The Bottlenex. Featuring highly amongst previous confirmations are The Dillinger Escape Plan, Architects, Bouncing Souls, We Are The Ocean, Zebrahead, Capdown and Your Demise.

IN THE WOODS, secret location, Kent, 3 Sep: Held in an as-yet undisclosed woodland setting, this Laurel Collective-curated bash keeps things young and trendy on a roster that boasts Dels, Man Like Me, Three Trapped Tigers, Pete & The Pirates and Post War Years.

SUPERSONIC, Custard Factory, Birmingham, 21-23 Oct: An eclectic mix of niche talent including oscillation pioneers Silver Apples and avant-rockers Circle join a list of prior additions like black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room and immersive live performers Lucky Dragons at this diminutive Birmingham-based weekender.

WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire, 29-31 Jul: Brixton’s best bluesy dub purveyors Alabama 3 lead the latest acts announced for Wiltshire’s worldly WOMAD fest, as accompanied by Mongolian eight-piece Ana Moura, Dub Pistols, Kitty Daisy & Lewis and French electro types Chapelier Fou. They join the likes of Gogol Bordello, Rodrigo y Gabriela, I Am Kloot, and Baaba Maal on the billing as it stands thus far.

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