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Festival line-up update – 2 Mar 2012

By | Published on Friday 2 March 2012

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BEAUTIFUL DAYS, Escot Park, Devon, 17-19 Aug: Public Image Limited lead those acts first confirmed for The Levellers’ Beautiful Days jaunt, which will also this year host Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls, Midlake, Richard Thompson, The Waterboys, New Model Army and a further raft of as yet unnamed artists. www.beautifuldays.org

BEERMAGEDDON, South Winfield, Derbyshire, 24-25 Aug: Thrash outfit Bloodshot Dawn and Twilight’s Embrace serve to bolster the roster of this meaty metalfest, as also boasts the delightful collective presence of Imperial Vengeance, Evil Scarecrow, Fallen Fate, The Furious Horde, Sanguine and Diementia. www.beermageddon.co.uk

ELECTRIC ELEPHANT, The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava, Croatia, 12-16 Jul: Michael Mayer, Andrew Weatherall, Chris Duckenfield, Ewan Pearson, Optimo and Feel My Bicep crest the initial wave of acts to strike Electric Elephant’s buzzworthy bill, tickets for which can be doubled up with passes to Croatia’s Garden Festival for a mere £150. Hurrah! www.electricelephant.co.uk

ELECTRIC PICNIC, Strabally Hall Estate, Co Laois, Dublin, Ireland, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: Initial names announced for this high-voltage Celtic break include The Cure, Sigur Rós, Elbow, Grizzly Bear, Orbital, The Roots, Hot Chip, Ed Sheeran, Metronomy, Roots Manuva, Azealia Banks, and countless others besides. www.electricpicnic.ie

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: It has been announced that the reunited Grandaddy will headline the Sunday night of this year’s End Of The Road. So that’s nice. Also on the bill are the brilliant Porcelain Raft and Dirty Beaches, plus Willis Earl Beal, The Alabama Shakes, Eagle And The Worm and The Deep Dark Shakes. www.endoftheroadfestival.com

HEINEKEN OPEN’ER, Gydnia, Poland, 4-7 Jul: Bloc Party, Public Enemy, Janelle Monáe and Gogol Bodello make for an eclectic bunch now destined to play at Poland’s most beloved lager-backed music bash. Bjork, Franz Ferdinand and The xx figure highly amidst the line-up so far. www.opener.pl/en

HIDEOUT FESTIVAL, Zrce Beach, Pag, Coratia, 29 Jun – 1 Jul: Hideout has booked a seaworthy DJ roster featuring Annie Mac, Crosstown Rebels, Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound, Redlight, Drop The Mustard and Wax:On to helm its infamous series of boat parties, with such other beatsmiths as Chase & Status, Benga, Simian Mobile Disco, Seth Troxler and SBTRKT also listed to appear amidst the festival at large. www.hideoutfestival.com

LARMER TREE, Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, 11-15 Jul: Caravan Palace, The Correspondents, By The Rivers and Gabrielle Aplin are the latest acts absorbed into the familial Larmer Tree fold, the existing bill for which also stars Jools Holland, The Levellers, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, The Miserable Rich, Vintage Trouble and Raghu Dixit. www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

LOVEBOX, Victoria Park, London, 15-17 Jun: Lana Del Rey tops a list of latest Lovebox conscriptions, with Ms Dynamite, Redlight & MC Dread, The Nextmen and Booka Shade taking up space on a programme also hosting Hot Chip, Magnetic Man, Kelis, Friendly Fires, Azealia Banks, The Rapture, Niki & The Dove, Crystal Castles, Little Dragon and Skream. www.lovebox.net

NUTS IN MAY, Middlemoor, Workington, Cumbria, 4-6 May: This cracking Cumbrian fest will mark its first ever edition with live sets courtesy of 80s pop types like Hazel O’Connor and Nik Kershaw plus folk duo Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick. MJ Hibbett & The Validators, Emma’s Imagination, Ahab and The Magic Tombolinos are amongst those also due to perform across Nuts In May’s six whimsically named stages, which include Tufty’s Den, The Nut Shack, and Cup Of Wonder. www.nutsinmayfestival.co.uk

PRIMAVERA SOUND, Par Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 31 May – 2 Jun: The Weeknd, Atlas Sound, Grimes, A$AP Rocky, SBTRKT and Washed Out make for part of a stellar line-up primed to play the Pitchfork Stage at this year’s Primavera Sound. Elsewhere at the festival, proceedings include appearances by co-headliners Björk, The Cure and Franz Ferdinand, not to mention Beirut, Girls, Sharon Van Etten, The Rapture, Laura Marling, The War On Drugs and Yann Tiersen. www.primaverasound.com

RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, 14-15 Jul: Junior Murvin, Speech Debelle, The Damned, Juju, Young Knives, Jassi Sidhu, Molotov Jukebox, Dizraeli And The Small Gods, Edgar Broughton, Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDondald, Inspiral Carpets’ Tom Hingley, DJ Derek, Miss 600, My Passion and Don Broco are the first names to be released with many more acts yet to be announced. www.rotw.org.uk

SHOW OF HANDS, Sub Tropical Gardens, Weymouth, Dorset, 7 Jul: Singer-songwriter Steve Knightley is accompanied by double bassist Miranda Sykes and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer atop the family-focused Show Of Hands roster, as also features famous folk figure Jim Moray. www.showofhands.co.uk

STREETFEST, Hearn Street Carpark, Shoreditch, East London, 6 May: At the musical end of this street culture celebration so far, and with additional listings yet to be announced, tipped alt-pop duo AlunaGeorge are set to appear beside DJ collective Piff Gang, It’s Nate, Martelo and Boiler Room co-chief Thristian BPM. www.streetfest.net

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland, 6-8 Jul: Simian Mobile Disco share line-up space with recent add-ons including Minneapolis indie quintet Howler and Perth-based electro duo Clouds. All three acts expand an existing bill featuring co-headliners The Stone Roses, Kasabian and Snow Patrol, plus such lesser performers as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence And The Machine and The Vaccines. www.tinthepark.com



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