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Festival line-up update – 3 May 2012

By | Published on Thursday 3 May 2012


BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 6-9 Sep: Frank Ocean and M Ward form a further two acts supplementing Bestival’s 2012 submissions, existing examples of which include New Order, Stevie Wonder, The xx, Gary Numan, Justice, Hot Chip and Two Door Cinema Club. In other news, Azealia Banks will still appear at the wildlife-themed festival, despite cancelling the majority of her European outdoor bookings.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guilford, Surrey, 13-15 Jul: Candi Staton, Buzzcocks and The Undertones are notable amongst GuilFest’s latest line-up enlistees, and thus co-occupy the festival’s overall bill with Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Gary Numan, Tim Minchin and the pop-tastic likes of ‘X-Factor’ affiliates Tulisa, Cher Lloyd and Olly Murs.

LOVEBOX, Victoria Park, London, 15-17 Jun: Groove Armada – who will present an exclusive Saturday night spectacular in honour of their festival’s tenth anniversary – are placed topmost on a list of recent Lovebox additions, which also include Maverick Sabre, Crystal Fighters and Saint Saviour. These late line-up arrivals tail the previously announced Grace Jones, Friendly Fires, Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Hot Chip and Shy FX.

SOUTH WEST FOUR, Clapham Common, London, 25-26 Aug: SW4 issues its fourth roster revelation, promising sets from Max Vangeli & An21, Tim Mason, Brodinski vs Gesaffelstein, Delta Heavy, Loadstar and Jaymo & Andy George. This lot will accompany Pete Tong, Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles, Skream & Benga, Flux Pavilion and the weekend’s top-billed guest, Skrillex.

UNDERAGE, Shoreditch Park, London, 31 Aug: Ever wonder what the kids are listening to nowadays? If the initial roster for this year’s Underage fest (as is open to 13-17 year olds only) is anything to go by, it’s Iceage, Spector, Rustie, Summer Camp, Theme Park, Outft and Pulled Apart By Horses. Oh, and Maverick Sabre, apparently.

WICKERMAN, East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dundrennan, Scotland, 20-21 Jul: Wickerman HQ confirms The Blockheads, Bad Manners, Sharks, The Skints, The Vibrators and Pronghorn amid a spate of ska and punk acts now featuring at its 2012 edition. They join the aforementioned Scissor Sisters, Texas, The View, Newton Faulkner, Cast and Jenny O.

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