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Festival line-up update – 16 May 2011

By | Published on Monday 16 May 2011

Peace & Love Festival

THE BIG CHILL, Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, 4-7 Aug: Redlight, Fight Like Apes and blues outfit North Mississippi Allstars Duo are all recent additions to the thriving Big Chill roster, with Vampire Weekend bassist Baio also slated for a slot in the DJ booth. They join co-headlining trio Kanye West, Rodrigo y Gabriela and The Chemical Brothers plus a supporting line-up that includes Wild Beasts, Metronomy, Warpaint and Aloe Blacc on the bill as it stands thus far.

CREAMFIELDS, Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire, 27-28 Aug: Strongbow bring a strong selection of acts to the Creamfields party for their sponsored stage, which will feature sets from Brodinski, Chad Valley, Rory Phillips, Jaguar Skills, Goldie Rocks and classically-disinclined DJ Kissy Sell Out. This lot join an existing list of leading electro/dance/dub lights like The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Tiesto, Magnetic Man, Erol Alkan and so very many more.

JOLLY DAY OUT, Hampton Court Green, Surrey, 26-29 Aug: Kids under twelve go free at this jovial family bash, which will welcome a host of child-friendly acts including McFly and Imelda May, with alternative entertainment arriving in the form of live performances from Charlie & Lola and Horrible Histories.

PEACE & LOVE, Borlänge, Sweden, 28 Jun-2 Jul: Headliner Bob Dylan joins fellow bill-toppers MIA, The Strokes and Kings Of Leon at this premier Swedish bash, which also features a smorgasbord of homegrown talent including Lykke Li and Those Dancing Days. Appearances from less local acts like 30 Seconds To Mars, Foreigner, Patrick Wolf and The Vaccines are also on the cards.

VEGFESTUK, various venues, Bristol, 21-28 May: Ms Dynamite, Goldie Lookin Chain, The Selecter, Aswad and Black Roots will take centre stage at this celebration of vegetarian food, which will also feature fringe events like tasting sessions, nutritional workshops and cookery demos. Meat is murder! Hurrah!

VESTIVAL, Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, 21 May: Billed as “a festival of football, comedy and music”, this combo bash is hosting co-headliners Annie Mac and Toploader. Friday Night Dinner star Tom Rosenthal and guests comprise the comedy roster, with all proceeds going to support charitable organisations Football Action and Hannah’s Orphanage.

WAKESTOCK, Abersoch Bay, Wales, 8-10 Jul: Introductions to Wakestock’s surf-tastic beachside billing include Huw Stephens, Masters In France, Sibrydion, Colorama, Mr Phormula, Poket Trez, and Bare Left, who join a selection of bigger previous announcees like Biffy Clyro, Ellie Goulding, Kelis, The Wombats and Example.

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