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Festival line-up update – 23 Apr 2012

By | Published on Monday 23 April 2012


LODESTAR, Lode, Cambridge, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: LodeStar accommodates a stellar line in just-announced performing artistes, its roster so far comprising – The Go! Team, Frankie Rose, Karima Francis, Michele Stodart, Animal Kingdom, Ryan Keen, Karima Francis, The Rocket Dolls, Inouwee, Glass Pear and Dead Wolf Club.

MFEST, Harewood House, Leeds, 7-8 Jul: The first ever edition of this Morrisons supermarket-run food and music festival now stocks Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Pigeon Detectives, Mike Peters, Lawson and Delilah amid its freshest wares, with the previously confirmed Texas, Matt Cardle, Beverley Knight, Bob Geldof and Cher Lloyd also shelved atop its live line-up.

ØYA, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Sweden, 7-11 Aug: Odd Future, Kindness, Cloud Nothings, Friends, Oberhofer and Haim form a hypeworthy selection of supplements to Middelalderparken Øya’s existing bill, as also houses Björk, Azealia Banks, Pulp, The Stone Roses, Feist and Florence And The Machine.

ROSKILDE, Denmark, 5-8 Jul: Announced last but not least, this Danish fest’s seventh headliner, Jack White, is now set to rival the afore added Bruce Springsteen, Björk, The Cure, Mew, Bon Iver and The Roots. New amendments further down the bill include A$AP Rocky, The Shins, Janelle Monáe, Santigold, Alison Krauss, Big KRIT, Alabama Shakes and First Aid Kit, who bring the Roskilde count to 200.

WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, 27-29 Jul: Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Cliff, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Mama Rosin, Donegal’s Balkan Alien Sound, Kimmo Pohjonen and Marewrew represent the latest international acts set to amass under WOMAD’s vari-coloured banner this year, with Buena Vista Social Club, Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Peatbog Faeries and Raghu Dixit amongst those announced on previous occasions.