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Festival line-up update – 28 May 2012

By | Published on Monday 28 May 2012

V Festival

BELSONIC, Custom House Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 15-26 Aug: Backed by Absolut Vodka, Belfast’s headiest music happening is newly to host Newton Faulkner, Duke Special, Alesso, Brian Kennedy, Oberhofer and Congorock, all of whom will serve as supporting acts to such main attractions as Paramore, Skrillex, Emeli Sande, Tom Jones, Thin Lizzy, David Guetta and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

SHAMBALA, secret location, The Midlands, 23-27 Aug: Beth Rowley, Bison, Black Roots, David J, Dizraeli & The Small Gods and Gabby Young & Other Animals are amongst a horde of acts just added to the secretly-situated Shambala roster, and therefore join Roots Manuva, Billy Bragg, Luke Vibert and many more besides.

V FESTIVAL, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex/Weston Park, Staffordshire, 18-19 Aug: The Twang, Jack Beats, Dodgy and Lawson prove an eclectic quartet of last minute updates to V’s twin listings, pulling level with subjects of prior roster revelations, not least The Stone Roses, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nicki Minaj, Beverley Knight, Cher Lloyd and Tinie Tempah.

WAKESTOCK, Abersoch, North Wales, 6-8 Jul: Wakestock’s latest influx of artists includes AlunaGeorge, Koan Sound, A Plastic Rose, Smiler and Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, who align with existing bookings Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Annie Mac, Katy B and Funeral For A Friend.

WICKERMAN, East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, 20-21 Jul: The introduction of Bwani Junction, Big Fat Panda, Kevin Gore, Horndog Brass Band and the Dumfries Community Choir to Wickerman festivities serves to further fill out the festival’s diverse 2012 bill, as stars Scissor Sisters, Texas, The View, Levellers, Newton Faulkner, The Blockheads, Bad Manners, Human Don’t Be Angry and Cast.

WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, 27-29 Jul: Femi Kuti, Khaled, Gurrumul, Toddla T & Serocee and Spoek Mathambo trail the already announced Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters, Jimmy Cliff, Hugh Masekela and Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club in a mass trek towards WOMAD’s worldly 2012 totem, which will this year mark its thirtieth year in existence.

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