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Festival line-up update – 11 May 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 11 May 2011

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SHORT CIRCUIT PRESENTS MUTE, The Roundhouse, London, 13-14 May: With 200 weekend tickets just released, it’s a race against time to snag a place at this multi-arts extravaganza. New bookings for the impending fest are producer Flood and DJs Richard Warren, Gudrun Gut and Barbara Preisinger, who join Erasure, Moby, Beth Jeans Houghton, Big Deal and Liars in exhibiting alternative appeal on the final bill.

GET LOADED IN THE PARK, Clapham Common, London, 12 Jun: Organisers have confirmed The Rifles, About Group, Six Nation State and psych-popster Connan Mockasin. Ex-Les Incompetents poseur Frederick Macpherson’s new band Spector will also play alongside a bill of existing acts such as Razorlight, The Cribs, Noisettes, British Sea Power and Patrick Wolf.

ØYA, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Norway, 9-13 Aug: A host of names including Aphex Twin, Q-Tip, Noah And The Whale, Hercules & Love Affair and Wu Lyf are fresh on the supercool Øya roster, which prior to this latest announcement already boasted Kanye West, Pulp, Lykke Li, Janelle Monae and Warpaint.

V FESTIVAL, Hylands Park, Essex/Weston Park, Staffordshire, 20-21 Aug: This sold-out pop celebration will welcome late additions Professor Green, Labrinth, Chiddy Bang, Wretch 32 and Example, who take their place on the line-up with heavyweights like Eminem, Rihanna, Arctic Monkeys and Dizzee Rascal.

WATCHET LIVE, Parsonage Farm, Watchet, West Somerset, 26-28 Aug: Aimed at a family crowd, this Somerset-based bash will host a trio of co-headliners in Dreadzone, Dodgy and The Wurzels, the latter of whom make a triumphant return after their last cider-swilling set in 2009. Hobo Jones, The Junkyard Dogs and Lily Allen tribute act Smile will also perform.