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Festival line-up update – 20 Apr 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 20 April 2011

Reading Festival

READING AND LEEDS, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire and Bramham Park, Leeds, 26-28 Aug: Reading & Leeds organisers have disclosed another portion of the dual festivals’ line-up, with Simian Mobile Disco, Nero, Sub Focus joined by Cold Cave, Devlin, Crystal Fighters, Mount Kimbie and D/R/U/G/S in the sweaty confines of the Dance Stage. The NME/Radio 1 Stage is newly primed to host Best Coast, Yuck, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Miles Kane and Dananananaykroyd. This lot are new additions to a bill that previously included My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, and Pulp in headline slots, with Interpol, The National and hordes of others also set to perform.

HARD ROCK CALLING, Hyde Park, London, 24-26 Jun: The Killers are new to the proceedings at Hard Rock Calling, taking a spot on the line-up alongside headliners Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart. Hurrah. To fill some space, I’m including this quote from Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci. “It’s been too long, friends” he says. “Feels like forever since we’ve seen each other and now it’s time we pay a visit. Have to get the machine oiled and ready to make this kinda thing happen more often. Feeling creative, let’s do this”. Yeah, let’s do this.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 30 Jun – 3 Jul: It seems there’s room on the Rock Werchter line-up for a few more, with My Chemical Romance, Ke$ha, The Pretty Reckless and Grouplove all freshly crammed onto the bill alongside a truly vast existing roster that includes Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Iron Maiden and Queens Of The Stone Age.