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Festival line-up update – 31 May 2012

By | Published on Thursday 31 May 2012

Beacons Festival

BEACONS FESTIVAL, Funkirk Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire, 17-19 Aug: Touted indie types Beak>, Veronica Falls, Visions Of Trees, Japandroids, Pale Seas and Pins have the honour of completing an already fulsome Beacons billing, as also features Wild Beasts, Toots & The Maytals, Roots Manuva, Patrick Wolf, Ghostpoet, Jessie Ware.

BERLIN FESTIVAL, Tempelhof Airport/Arena Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 7-8 Sep: Nicolas Jaar, Miike Snow, Crocodiles, When Saints Go Machine and more represent the latest artists destined to play at Berlin Festival 2012, and accompany the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Sigur Rós, Grimes, Friends and Junior Boys on the line-up at large.

BILBAO BBK, Spain, 12-14 Jul: Brand new additions Sum 41, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed and The Big Pink join The Cure, Radiohead, Garbage, Keane, Mumford & Sons, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, The Kooks, Glasvegas and James Murphy at the 2012 edition of Bilbao’s premiere music fiesta.

FRESH ISLAND FESTIVAL, Zrce Beach, Pag, Croatia, 5-8 Jul: In proud possession of a varied programme featuring “extreme sport, beaches, gastronomy… and (natural) beauty”, Fresh Island’s live line-up features US hip hop types Nas, Eve and Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs, with Punchline, DJ Soul Clap and DJ Revolution also slated to appear.

GUILFEST, Guildford, Surrey, 13-15 Jul: GuilFest’s latest intake includes Bjorn Again, Dodgy, Alvin Stardust, Bastille, Rolo Tomassi and plus-sized Take That tribute band Take Fat, all of whom align with the previously announced Olly Murs, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Tulisa, Jimmy Cliff, Gary Numan, Candi Staton, Cher Lloyd and Tim Minchin.

PITCHFORK FESTIVAL PARIS, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France, 1-3 Nov: The initial line-up for Pitchfork’s Parisian bash houses M83, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Robyn and Sébastien Tellier, with further acts still to be confirmed.

ROCKIN THE PARK, Clumber Park, Worksop, 17 Aug: Brit Floyd, Hawkwind and Focus will usher in Rockin The Park’s first ever edition, representing classic rock’s golden age alongside the likes of Curved Air, The Strawbs and veteran drummer Carl Palmer.

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