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Festival line-up update – 9 Feb 2012

By | Published on Thursday 9 February 2012

Secret Garden Party

THE APPLE CART, Victoria Park, London, 3 Jun: Field Day’s sister event invites Adam Ant, Josh T Pearson, Gilles Peterson, Scritti Politti and Beth Jeans Houghton to join an array of already announced acts including Billy Bragg, Marcus Fosters, Noah And The Whale and Marques Toliver on its rather rosy overall bill.

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, 6-9 Sep: Team Bestival ram their roster with such new bookings as Sigur Rós, Justice, Gary Numan, The xx, Little Dragon, Soulwax, Azealia Banks, Rizzle Kicks and Gallows. This lot, plus additional acts including Lianne La Havas, Adam Ant, TEED, Friends, Frankie Rose and King Krule accompany subjects of prior announcements Orbital and First Aid Kit at this year’s wildlife-themed Bestival bash.

BOOMTOWN FAIR, Matterly Estate, Winchester, 9-12 Aug: Ska-punk sorts Reel Big Fish are joined by Alborosie, Asian Dub Foundationn and Jamaican reggae artiste Tanya Stephens on an eclectic batch of initial bookings for this Winchester weekender.

NORFOLK SPECTACULAR, Norfolk Showground, Costessey, Norwich, 1-2 Sep: Omnipresent on many festival line-ups this summer, rapper Dizzee Rascal is set to grace the main stage at this modestly-titled county fete, as are Ms Dynamite, Dot Rotten, and circuit regulars Chase & Status and Jessie J.

PARKLIFE WEEKENDER, Platt Fields Park, Manchester, 9-10 Jun: With The Flaming Lips and Dizzee Rascal just confirmed as dual headliners, this fast-expanding Manchester music happening will also welcome Nero, Justice, Crystal Castles, Ghostpoet and Azealia Banks.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY, secret location, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 19-22 Jul: Taking place this year under the banner ‘Standing On Ceremony’, this most civilised of secret horticultural soirees celebrates its tenth birthday with news that it’ll this year host Orbital, Little Roy, KT Tunstall, The Duke Spirit, Soko, Zulu Winter and Vintage Trouble, with many more performers to be named in due course.

SONAR, Barcelona, Spain, 14-16 Jun: With similar events also taking place in Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Capetown this year, Sonar’s Spanish edition provides the setting for a selection of sets from Hot Chip, Mount Kimbie, Friendly Fires, Nicolas Jaar, Azari & III, Deadmau5 and Fatboy Slim.

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