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Festival line-up update – 7 Dec 2011

By | Published on Wednesday 7 December 2011


ISLE OF WIGHT, Seaclose Park, Newport, 22-24 Jun: Heartland rock sorts Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers are just-announced newcomers to next year’s Isle Of Wight bill, set to provide company for the likes of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band, Elbow, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Biffy Clyro and The Vaccines.

PRIMAVERA SOUND, Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 30 May-30 Jun: Taking gradual steps towards a planned return in 2012, Franz Ferdinand have outed Primavera Sound as their first festival date of next summer. They mark the latest addition to an overall line-up that includes headliner Björk, The xx, Spiritualized, Yo La Tengo, Washed Out and SBTRKT.

SXSW, various venues, Austin, Texas, 13-18 Mar: SxSW has announced another batch of bands for its line-up next year. Which bands have been announced, you ask? Um, all of them, I think.

WAKESTOCK, Penhros, Abersoch, 6-8 Jul: In their own words, Wakestock organisers are “stoked” to welcome brand new bill-topper Calvin Harris to proceedings at the annual surf and wakeboarding bash. This news means Harris squaring up to first-booked headliner Ed Sheeran on the line-up listings as they are so far, with further acts tbc.