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Festival line-up update – 16 Feb 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 16 February 2011

Green Man Festival

BOOMTOWN FAIR, secret location, 11-14 Aug: Organisers have announced that, amongst a raft of newly-confirmed names, Ms Dynamite, DJ Zinc, Redlight & MC Dread, Toddla T & MC Serocee, The Bug & Flow Dan and High Rankin will take to the Bassline Circus Dance Stage at this year’s Boomtown Fair, the location of which is as yet shrouded in mystery. Gracing the Invisible Circus Stage will be 3 Daft Monkeys, The Baghdaddies, The Mandibles and more, whilst the Devil Kicks Dance Hall will play host to Demented Are Go, Random Hand, Citizen Fish and The Caravans.

DOUR, La Machine A Feu, Belgium, 14-17 Jul: Literally tens of hardcore and metal acts are to flock to Belgium’s Dour Festival this year. Well, okay, just ten. Hard case heavy metallers Anthrax and Agnostic Front, and Madball, as well as Terror, Born From Pain, Fozzy, Dagoba, 50 Lions, Kylesa and Karma To Burn, will play alongside the likes of Vitalic and House Of Pain.

GOTTWOOD, Carreglwyd Estate, Holyhead, Wales, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: DJ Format and A Guy Called Gerald are amongst the first names on the line-up for Wales’ leading electro fest. Also booked to appear is an array of underground talent including Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Lee Foss, Royalty, Zeds Dead, Round Table Knights and Dark Sky. The Stop Making Sense Festival, Berlin-based promoters Klangsucht and Corsica Studios’ Trouble Vision will host their own stages, whilst tribal tech-house types Jackmode and You Can Call Me Pelski will get the party started with some mind-bending beats.

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 19-21 Aug: Offset by the ritual burning of the huge Green Man figure at this Welsh festival of the same name, will be a scorching set from headliners Fleet Foxes. The hairy US harmonisers will be joined by a righteous roster of acts including Bellowhead, Villagers, The Burns Unit, Robyn Hitchcock, Sic Alps, The Travelling Band, Ellen And The Escapades, Emily Barker, Bleeding Heart Narrative, Polar Bear, Dry The River, and Wild Nothing.

LIMETREE FESTIVAL, Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, 26-28 Aug:  Festival goers are invited to share the love at Yorkshire’s funkiest Bank Holiday bash, which is to host on its Green Man stage the ethnic electronica of Transglobal Underground, with The Fantastics, Krystle Warren and Mercury-nominated jazz singer Carleen Anderson also confirmed to play. Those in the Dance Tent will see sets from Zero 7 and Celt Islam, whilst China Shop Bull, Captain Hotknives, and local heroes Leonards Revenge and The Secret Sirens are to perform on the Jason Rae Stage.