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Festival line-up update – 15 Apr 2011

By | Published on Friday 15 April 2011

Iceland Airwaves

KENWOOD HOUSE PICNIC CONCERTS, Kenwood House, North London, 24 Jun-16 Jul: Liza Minelli will be bringing a bit of glitz and glam to the proceedings at this English Heritage-hosted concert programme, joining a superstar line-up that includes Tom Jones, Jools Holand, James Blunt and Katherine Jenkins.

ICELAND AIRWAVES, Various Venues, Reykjavík, 12-16 Oct: Organisers have snagged Merill Garbus aka avant garde experimentalist Tune-Yards, to their ever-expanding roster, with Young Galaxy, Deathcrush and Karkwa also new introductions to the line-up. The Vaccines, Beach House and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs are some of the acts already booked to appear at the eclectic world music showcase.

, Worthy Farm, Somerset, 22-26 Jun: Excluding those naughty sorts who’ve already self-confirmed, a few picks from the just-announced and absolutely vast Glasto line-up are Wu Tang Clan, Metronomy, Friendly Fires, The Kills, Wild Beasts, The Walkmen and QOTSA. But this is but the tip of the Glastonbury iceberg, so head to the website for the full

, Henham Park Estate, Suffolk, 14-17 Jul: Latitude line-up additions are coming in at a steady trickle, with US indie types They Might Be Giants, Brazilian psych-rockers Os Mutantes and DJ Goldierocks new to the bill. Mark Lamarr is another recent booking, set to return with his Saturday ‘God’s Jukebox’ slot. Previously confirmed headliners are The National, Suede and Paolo Nutini, who head up a score of acts including Deerhunter, British Sea Power, and Glasvegas.

MELTDOWN, Southbank Centre, London, 10-19 Jun: The Ray Davies-curated culture fest is newly poised to host artistes including Sandie Shaw, Paloma Faith and Ronnie Spector, with Cambodian popsters Dengue Fever also amongst the recent confirmations. They join an existing line-up that includes Wire and Yo La Tengo.

, Clapham Common, London 27-28 Aug: A horde of further talent has been heaped upon the SW4 bill, with Annie Mac, Wretch 32, Pete Tong, YasmIn, Breakage and Laidback Luke all fresh additions to a line-up that already boasts Underworld, Pendulum and Magnetic Man.

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