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Festival line-up update – 28 Jun 2012

By | Published on Thursday 28 June 2012

Electric Picnic

BT LONDON LIVE, Hyde Park, London, 28 Jul – 11 Aug: Newton Faulkner, St Etienne, The Temper Trap, The Overtones and The Beat are the latest acts added to the Hyde Park-based edition of BT’s free Olympic music extravaganza. There are similar events also taking place in London’s Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square, but their line-ups remain as-yet unannounced.

ELECTRIC PICNIC, Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois, Ireland, 31 Aug – 2 Sep: Electric Picnic programmers book Explosions In The Sky, Grimes, Wild Beasts, Dexys and Villagers as extra features of a line-up also housing The Cure, The Killers, Tindersticks, Sigur Rós, Elbow, Grizzly Bear, Orbital, The Killers, Bat For Lashes, Christy Moore, The Roots, Hot Chip, Glen Hansard, The xx, Metronomy and The Horrors.

HEINEKEN OPEN’ER, Gdynia, Poland, 4-7 Jul: Open’er tops off its 2012 roster with one last shot of international alt-pop, this time from brand new bookings The Cardigans, who align with Björk, New Order, Justice, Major Lazer, The xx, Mumford & Sons, Janelle Monáe, The Mars Volta and M83.

STRUMMER OF LOVE, Somerset, 17-19 Aug: Staged in honour of late Clash iconoclast Joe Strummer, this year’s Strummer Of Love festival will now host Mick Jones, Pete Wylie and The Farm’s supergroup-of-sorts The Justice Tonight Band as its closing headliners. Jones et al join Seasick Steve, The Pogues, Badly Drawn Boy, Frank Turner, Roots Manuva, Billy Bragg and Alabama 3 on the event’s line-up a large.