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Festival line-up update – 27 Feb 2012

By | Published on Monday 27 February 2012

Camp Bestival

CAMP BESTIVAL, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, 26-29 Jul: With ‘Step On’ songsmiths Happy Mondays just announced as closing Sunday headliners, new additions to a crowded Camp Bestival bill also include Mr Scruff, Dodgy, Redlight, Little Roy and 2 Bears. Amongst those confirmed in previous line-up memos are the likes of Kool & The Gang, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Earth Wind & Fire Experience, Jimmy Cliff, Rizzle Kicks, Rolf Harris, Little Dragon and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

FARMFESTIVAL, Bruton, in Somerset, 27-28 Jul: Staged on an organic farm amidst Somerset’s agricultural heartland, this 4000-capacity DIY music happening will see in its seventh year with Submotion Orchestra and Man Like Me, the first of many names yet to be unveiled.

HIGH DEFINITION FESTIVAL, Forest Farm, Essex, 30 Jun: Word of DJ set by drum n bass types Pendulum, plus live showings from Ms Dynamite, Sub Focus, Mistajam and Fabio, makes for a strong start to High Def’s 2012 revelations, with more acts playing across five stages still to be named.

ISLE OF WIGHT, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight, 22-24 Jun: Just unveiled Isle Of Wight bookings Primal Scream are set to reign over a roster also featuring fellow headliners Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, not to mention such supporting acts Elbow, Biffy Clyro, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Example, Kelis, Miles Kane, Enter Shikari, Ash, Crystal Castles and Tinie Tempah.

RHYTHM FESTIVALS, Mansion House, Old Warden Park, Biggleswade: Recent add-ons Booker T Jones, King Mob, Boomtown Rats, Captain Sensible and The Magic Tombolinos serve to supplement a hearty Rhythm roster, as also houses Show Of Hands, David Knopfler, The Travelling Band, Lau, Scott Matthews, Peatbog Faeries, Wishing Well and Strawbs.

WIRELESS FESTIVAL, Hyde Park, London, 6-8 Jul: Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, Cher Lloyd and Tulisa are fresh introductions to Wireless’ triple threat of a weekend bill, as is topped by the performing presence of Rihanna and Drake, plus a thus far tba third headliner. Example, Jessie J, Wiz Khalifa, Professor Green, Calvin Harris, Rizzle Kicks and US rapper J Cole are also set to grace the London-based, Barclaycard-backed bash.

WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, 27-29 Jul: Organisers place Led Zep legend Robert Plant, who’ll make his live debut with new band Sensational Space Shifters, atop this year’s worldly WOMAD programme. Buena Vista Social Club, Peatbog Faeries, Dizraeli And the Small Gods, LoJo, Raghu Dixit, Spiro and the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra will also play across the eclectic arts fest’s 30th anniversary edition.

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