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Festival line-up update – 18 Mar

By | Published on Friday 18 March 2011


ATP NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Butlin’s Resort, Minehead, Somerset, 9-11 Dec: Co-curators Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav have selected reformed US indie heroes Archers Of Loaf to appear on their ATP bill, with No Age, Marnie Stern, Flying Lotus and Walls also amongst the chosen few. The three host bands will also top the bill on respective days.

BOOMTOWN FAIR, secret location, 11-14 Aug: Further enhancing the predominantly dubstep, grime and dnb flavour of this three-day rave-a-thon are Gentleman’s Dub Club, Foreign Beggars, Black Sun Empire, Spor and Feed Me. Gogol Bordello, Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Ms Dyamite are amongst those already booked to play the event, the location of which organisers are still keeping firmly under wraps.

DEER SHED, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, 22-24: Organisers have fleshed out the Deer Shed billing with a host of cool indie upstarts, with Frankie & The Heartstrings, Tom Williams & The Boat, Tigers That Talked, Spokes and The Neat all set to arrest family-friendly audiences with their marginal indie vibes. Already confirmed co-headliners are I Am Kloot and The Go! Team, who will also be joined by acts including Erland & The Carnival and Caitlin Rose.

LONDON FEIS, Finsbury Park, London, 18-19 Jun: Keeping up the Irish ethos of this here new feis-tival will be headliner Van Morrison, who is to play alongside fellow line-up newbies The Cranberries and Shane MacGowan. Bob Dylan is the existing Saturday headliner, with The Undertones and Imelda May.

SHORT CIRCUIT PRESENTS MUTE, The Roundhouse, London, 13-14 May: The latest addition to the Mute label’s own eclectic mini-fest is Beth Jeans Houghton, with a collaboration between Maps and Polly Scattergood and a DJ set from Moby also on the cards. Liars, Erasure, Big Deal and Poppy & The Jezebels are amongst those acts already set to take to the hallowed Roundhouse stage. Talks, art installations, workshops and film showings will also feature at the multi-faceted event.

SPIRIT OF BURGAS, Burgas, Bulgaria, 12-14 Aug: Taking place on a beach in the Balkan sunshine, this good-value Bulgarian bash will this year welcome headliner Moby, who will appear on the bill alongside Deftones and returning 90s rockers Skunk Anansie.

WIZARD FESTIVAL, New Deer Showground, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 26-27 Aug: Iconic 70s post-punks The Stranglers will perform a set of their many greatest hits at this two-day highland fling, they being the first unveiled act to appear at Wizard.

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