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Festival line-up update – 17 Mar 2011

By | Published on Thursday 17 March 2011

Cambridge Folk Festival

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, 28-31 Jul: Bucking the current Mumford-led folk trend, the annual Cambridge knees-up is set to play host to Bellowhead, Laura Marling, Newton Faulkner and Kate Rusby. Festival-opener Chris Wood will be joined by likes of The Secret Sisters, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and one-time Mavericks frontman Raul Malo.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guilford, 15-17 July: The strange pairing of John Lydon’s Public Image Limited and Peter Andre’s… er, Peter Andre have been newly revealed as headliners of the Good Time Guide Stage at this year’s homespun hooplah. 80s electro-popsters Erasure round off the trio of recent announcements, with performances from family-friendly favourites James Blunt and Razorlight also set to delight adults and children alike.

HARVEST AT JIMMY’S, Jimmy’s Farm Ipswich, Suffolk, 9-12 Sept: Run by affable Jamie Oliver-alike Jimmy Doherty on his working farm, this year’s event will welcome Eliza Doolittle and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, with DJ sets from Giles Peterson and Huw Stephens also on the billing.

POHODA, Airport Trencin, Slovakia, 7-9 Jul: The ever controversial MIA makes a less controversial addition to this year’s Pohoda, with Lamb and Magnetic Man also set to play alongside such already-announced acts as Moby and Portishead.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: With a line-up already so packed full of rock talent it’s liable to explode, Werchter organisers have squeezed in one further big name in the form of Queens Of The Stone Age, who will perform on the festival’s opening day. The National, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Iron Maiden are amongst those already confirmed to appear.

WE THE PEOPLE, Bristol Harbour, Bristol, 4-5 Jun: Example, YasmIn, Roots Manuva, Annie Mac and Beardyman are all heading in a southwesterly direction for the first incarnation of the Bristolian bash. Doom and local hero Redlight are also booked to perform, alongside The Streets and Chase & Status, who were announced yonks (about two weeks) ago.

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