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Festival line-up update – 17 Feb 2011

By | Published on Thursday 17 February 2011

Field Day

BILBAO BBK, Recinto Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain, 7-9 Jul: Organisers of this picturesque Spanish weekender have announced a rather odd but good assortment of additional acts for their Coldplay and Amy Winehouse-topped bill, including Blondie, TV On The Radio and Beady Eye. Something for everyone, I suppose.

EXIT, Novi Sad, Serbia, 7-10 Jul: Underworld and Beirut are the latest acts set to storm this fortress-based Serbian celebration, joining other acts including Arcade Fire, Portishead, Grinderman and Hadouken!.

FIELD DAY, Victoria Park, London, 6 Aug: Wild Beasts, The Horrors, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and The Coral are amongst the initial group of artists revealed to appear at the alt-music hoopla that is London’s Field Day. Also set to perform this year is Velvet Underground founding-member John Cale, who will be joined by acts including fellow Welshman Gruff Rhys, the newly reformed Electrelane, Willy Mason, Cocknbullkid, Jamie Woon, Twin Shadow and Factory Floor.

ISLE OF WIGHT, Seaclose Park, Newport, 10-12 Jun: The Courteeners, Band Of Horses and We Are Scientists are among the latest acts announced to play at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, they will all play on the Friday before headliners Kings of Leon. Meanwhile punk band The Cult and girl group Wonderland are new to the Saturday bill, with Edei, Various Cruelties and Springbok Nude Girls added to the line-up for the final day. These newbies join such already-confirmed old hands as Tinie Tempah, Foo Fighters, Pulp, Alexandra Burke and Little Boots.

OPEN AIR ST GALLEN, Sitterobel, Switzerland, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: This Swiss fest has just added Dizzee Rascal, The National, Hurts, Beirut, Warpaint, Digitalism, The Vaccines, Lissie and the brilliant Janelle Monáe to their 2011 line up. They join headliners Linkin Park and local fantastic four-piece Die Fantastischen Vier.

SLAM DUNK, Leeds University, 28 May/University of Hertfordshire, 29 May: Ska punk heroes Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake are amongst those confirmed to headline this two-site university-based Slam Dunk festival, which takes place at two different locations on successive days. Amongst those acts set to accompany them on the roster are US electro-rock types 3OH!3, reformed pop-punksters The Starting Line, Deaf Havana, Anti-Flag, Framing Hanley and MC Lars.

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