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Festival line-up update – 13 Feb 2012

By | Published on Monday 13 February 2012

Rock Werchter

2000TREES, Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 12-14 Jul: 2000trees stalwarts Imperial Leisure, Tellison, Tall Ships, Straight Lines and The Cape Of Good Hope have all secured slots on this eco-conscious festival’s first-day roster, with headliners and additional acts to be revealed in the coming weeks.

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, 26-29 Jul: Taking their cue from the results of the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Folk Festival organisers have booked Folk Singer Of The Year winner June Tabor and her recent collaborators and fellow award winners Oysterband, not to mention this year’s Horizon Award recipient Lucy Ward, as initial fixtures on their 2012 bill.

NEUBORN OPEN AIR, Worrstadt, Germany, 24-25 Aug: Huddersfield thrash merchants Evile are newly nominated to join an existing programme boasting sets from the noisesome likes of Crematory, Deadlock and Mystic Prophecy. Heads will bang.

OFF THE TRACKS, Donington Park Farmhouse, Leicestershire, 25-27 May: Hawkwind, Wilko Johnson and Dub Pistols have been confirmed to co-headline at Off The Tracks, with Warsaw Village Band and psych supremos Cabbage completing the first batch of line-up announcements.

ROCK WERCHTER, Werchter, Rotselaar, Belgium, 28 Jun-1 Jul: Latest musical add-ons for this Belgian rock riot include Mumford & Sons, Gossip, Calvin Harris, Incubus, Miles Kane, The Maccabees and The Kooks, all of whom join Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justice, Florence And The Machine, Elbow and many, many more.

SHREWSBURY FOLK FESTIVAL, West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, 24-27 Aug: Freshly unveiled to top Monday afternoon proceedings, Scottish folk-pop sort KT Tunstall joins an overall array that features Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Show Of Hands, Lau, Jim Moray and Dervish.

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