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Festival line-up update – 22 Feb 2012

By | Published on Wednesday 22 February 2012

T In The Park

BEACH BREAK LIVE, Pembrey Country Park, South Wales, 14-18 Jun: Pitched primarily at a sand-logged student crowd, this four day seaside sojourn will host acts including Dizzee Rascal, Nero, Friendly Fires, Chase & Status, Ghostpoet, Wretch 32, Labrinth and Maverick Sabre, with many more performers yet to be confirmed.

BENICASSIM, FIB Heineken, Valencia, Spain, 12-15 Jul: Alt-rock reformers At The Drive-In are newly booked as Benicassim’s third of four headliners in total, now sharing credits with bill supremos The Stone Roses and Florence And The Machine. The Maccabees, Little Dragon and Bat For Lashes sign up beside New Order, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Bombay Bicycle Club, Crystal Castles, The Horrors and Spector on the roster as it exists so far.

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: Taking place at the tail-end of the summer festival season, EOTR proves itself last but by no means least by drafting in the splendid likes of Anna Calvi, Perfume Genius, Villagers, Cold Specks, Toy and Trailer Trash Tracys. If prior line-up missives are to be believed, festival guests can also expect sets from Grizzly Bear, Tindersticks, Midlake, Beach House, The Antlers and First Aid Kit.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT, Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2-4 Jun: New Order, Leftfield, Death Cab For Cutie and Wilco are notable amidst an auspicious first announcement by organisers of Ireland’s Forbidden Fruit. Additional promise lies with further acts including The Rapture, Grimes, Austra, Atlas Sound, Modeselektor and Julia Holter.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland, 6-8 Jul: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence And The Machine, Two Door Cinema Club, The Maccabees, The Vaccines and The Horrors make for a strong complement to T’s line-up at large, joining sole prior bookings The Stone Roses on a blossoming 2012 bill.

YARD LIFE, Hackney Downs Studios, Hackney, London, 28 Apr: Yard Life is London’s first free-to-enter invite-only festival, aiming to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis Research by encouraging its guests to make voluntary donations via JustGiving. Featuring plenty of performers, who include Pete Doherty and a fleet of such tipped indie types as Babeshadow, Hatcham Social, Filthy Dukes and Gaoler’s Daughter, the programme also includes a vintage fair, a beauty parlour, several art exhibitions and, for later in the evening, a DJ area.

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