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Festival line-up update – 23 Mar 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 23 March 2011

Reading Festival

BEACH BREAK LIVE, Pembrey Country Park, South Wales, 16-20 Jun: White Lies will be amongst the acts heading to this mammoth beachy bash, topping the bill alongside such other newly-confirmed acts as Example, Jamie Woon and Newton Faulkner. Already-announced line-up supremos are Tinie Tempah and Magnetic Man, with Katy B and We Are Scientists also set to bring the fun and, hopefully, some sun as well.

, Usk, Monmouthshire, 12-14 Aug: This award-winning eco-festival is set to welcome a host of folk and acoustic acts to its stages, with ex-Nizlopi frontman Luke Concannon, Show Of Hands, The Beat and Ed Sheeran all fresh on the bill. Running entirely on solar power, the ultra green three-dayer will also feature performances from the likes of Biggles, Rory McCleod and Tin Roots.

, various venues, Reading, 9-30 Jul: Under its all-new guise as ‘the UK’s first ever pop-up festival’, this returning event is to be headlined by reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry, post-punks The Fall and deck-spinning Bristolian DJ Derek. Popping up at assorted unusual venues across Reading, the citywide fest will also feature showcase stages hosted by, amongst others, BBC Introducing.

READING FESTIVAL, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, 26-28 Aug: With its sister event taking place in Leeds’ Branham Park over the same weekend, organisers have confirmed that The Strokes, My Chemical Romance and Muse will take headlining duties respectively. Other acts revealed so far include 30 Seconds To Mars, The National, Elbow, Interpol and Beady Eye.