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Festival line-up update – 20 Mar 2012

By | Published on Tuesday 20 March 2012

Beacons Festival

BEACONS FESTIVAL, Funkirk Estate, Carleton, North Yorkshire, 17-19 Aug: Wild Beasts are to deliver a fitting finale to Saturday proceedings at this year’s edition of the Welsh boutique festival, with Jessie Ware and Frankie & The Heartstrings being other fellow fresh fixtures on an existing Beacons bill that includes Patrick Wolf, Roots Manuva, Kwes, Clock Opera, Stay+, 2:54, Gross Magic, Mazes and Factory Floor.

BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE, Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: The Pigeon Detectives, DJ Fresh, Hard Fi and The Charlatans are perhaps most notable amongst Bingley Music Live’s first line-up announcement, with many as-yet unnamed acts set to represent the familial Yorkshire fest’s ‘big heart, big sounds’ ethos.

HARD ROCK CALLING, Hyde Park, London, 13-15 Jul: Paul Simon is set to reign supreme over Hard Rock’s third and final daily line-up, stationed as he is at the top of the festival’s Sunday programme. New additions Jimmy Cliff, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Alison Krauss & Union Station serve to fill out a bill otherwise featuring Bruce Springsteen, Lady Antebellum and John Fogerty.

HIT FACTORY LIVE, Hyde Park, London, 11 Jul: Imagine if Pete Waterman had a festival and he filled the line-up with acts who were part of the PWL Hit Factory in the 80s and 90s. Ha! Thank God that would never happen. Wait, it has? No. It can’t have. Steps, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Pepsi & Shirlie, Princess, Sinitta, Hazell Dean, Sonia, Sybil, 2 Unlimited, Lonnie Gordon and Brother Beyond all playing in Hyde Park? With more to be announced? Fucking hell.

NOVA FESTIVAL, Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex, 5-8 Jul: Jessie Ware, Fink and Fionn Regan are amongst the latest acts enriching Nova’s diverse itinerary, as will also host Ghostpoet, Tune-Yards, Crazy P and Norman Jay. The festival will also present an array of theatre, poetry, cinema and art happenings, not least Damien Hirst and Rankin’s collaborative ‘Myths, Monsters And Legends’ installation.

Y-NOT FESTIVAL, Matlock, Derbyshire, 3-5 Aug: Headliners We Are Scientists lead a horde of recent arrivals to the Y-Not roster, with Frightened Rabbit, Ghostpoet, Rolo Tomassi, Brontide and Reverend & The Makers also amongst those joining the previously announced likes of The Wombats, The Pigeon Detectives, Summer Camp and The Subways.

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