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Festival line-up update – 23 Feb 2012

By | Published on Thursday 23 February 2012

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ANTIFEST, The Forum, University Of Hertfordshire, 3 May: As curated by cult US punk outfit Anti-Flag, the first ever AntiFest will host across its compact roster bands including Bouncing Souls, The Skints and The Menzingers.

BOOMTOWN FAIR, Matterley Estate, Winchester, 9-12 Aug: Electro-swing supremos Caravan Palace, reggae-pop star Natty, and DJ duo Jack Beats are amongst those acts flocking to feature first on this year’s Boomtown bill, which so far also includes Dirtyphonics, Shy FX, The Beat and Dub Pistols, amongst others.

WAY OUT WEST, Gothenburg, Sweden, 9-11 Aug: Blur crown the triumph of their recent BRITs-based reformation with a topmost billing at Way Out West 2012, which will also encompass live sets by such previously announced artists as Black Keys, Feist, Bon Iver, Refused, Florence And The Machine and St Vincent.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guilford, Surrey, 13-15 Jul: Joining Jimmy Cliff and previously announced headliner Olly Murs are acts topped by Jools Holland, who’ll appear alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and special guests Roland Gift, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall and ex-Squeeze bandmate Gilson Lavis at this familial weekend fest.

SOUTH WEST FOUR, Clapham Common, London, 25-26 Aug: Organisers of this London-based dance bash add Carl Cox, Eric Morillo and John Digweed, all of whom join headliners Chase & Status on SW4’s programme of events.

SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER, De Montford Hall And Gardens, Leicester, 17-19 Aug: Katy B, Public Image Limited, Tune-Yards, Willy Mason and Reverend And The Makers form part of an eclectic initial bookings list here, performing as they are with the fast-rising likes of French jangle-pop troupe Francois & The Atlas Mountains and Welsh band Y Niwl.

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