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Festival line-up update – 16 Jun 2011

By | Published on Thursday 16 June 2011


GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guilford, 15-17 Jul: Guilfest HQ has added another batch of names to this year’s diverse roster, including acoustic folk starlet Kate Rusby, Funeral For A Friend, Skindred and Dinosaur Pile-up. Levi Roots will also appear in his musician guise on the festival’s Vive Le Rock stage, joining a jam-packed existing bill featuring the likes of Razorlight, James Blunt, Chipmunk, Echo & The Bunnymen and Noisettes.

ØYA, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Norway, 9-13 Aug: The latest reinforcements drafted in to further strengthen an already-sturdy Øya bill include Glasser, Okkervil River, The Antlers and Low. Festival goers will also get to witness the world premiere of a new collaborative production by Pantha Du Prince composer Lars Petter Hagen, who will perform “a work of acoustic percussion for a carillon of 64 bells”. This news joins the archive concerning such previously-announced acts as Kanye West, Fleet Foxes, Pulp, James Blake, Wu Lyf, Warpaint and Twin Shadow.

RELENTLESS BOARDMASTERS, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, 10-14 Aug: Oh look, it’s those pesky reggae-metallers Skindred again, adding themselves to the Boardmasters bill, bold as brass. Ex-Busted lad Charlie Simpson, DJ Hyper and Easy Star Allstars also feature amongst the recent announcements, joining such musical heavyweights as Fatboy Slim, Eliza Doolittle, Klaxons, Sub Focus, Art Brut, Crazy P, Cloud Control and Bombay Bicycle Club at this beach-tastic bash.

STATION SESSIONS, St Pancras International, London, 15 Jun – 29 Jul: Line-up announcements for this year’s track-adjacent Station Sessions bash are just like trains, you wait ages and then lots arrive at once. Or is that buses? Well, anyway, here are some fresh acts on tonight’s Station Sessions bill, as curated by fellow fest The Eden Sessions: Cornish band Crowns and Liverpool’s Thomas J Speight. That was a bit anti-climactic, wasn’t it? Oh well, here are some more performers for later dates: Nerina Pallot, Kids In Glass Houses, Stealing Sheep, Bastille and Laurel Collective. Check the website for specific scheduling times, I give up.