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Festival line-up update – 9 Mar 2012

By | Published on Friday 9 March 2012

Isle Of Wight Festival

THE APPLE CART, Victoria Park, London, 3 Jun: Victoria Park’s rosiest one-day music/comedy/cabaret event completes its overall roster with the all-new presence of Lianne La Havas, Jamie N Commons, Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes and Bill Wells & Aiden Moffat. Noah And The Whale, Billy Bragg, Josh T Pearson, Beth Jeans Houghton, Scritti Politti and Adam Ant also feature on the final bill. On the funny side of the line-up, Rich Hall and improv troupe the Phil Jupitus Quartet join Shappi Khorsandi, Josie Long and Miles Jupp.

BELLADRUM TARTAN HEART, Belladrum Estate, Inverness-shire, Scotland, 3-4 Aug: Headliners The Wombats, plus Slow Club, Beverley Knight, We Are Scientists and Bastille form part of a pleasing first announcement regarding this year’s Belladrum Tartan Heart, which also includes a Scottish festival exclusive in Saturday’s main stage supremos, Travis.

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, 21-22 Jun: Lana Del Rey has just been added to the bill for this year’s Isle Of Wight festival. She joins the previously announced line-up, which includes headliners Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band.

MTV PRESENTS TITANIC SOUNDS, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 13 Apr: Staged as part of Belfast’s Titanic Festival, which will this year mark the centenary since the construction of the ill-fated ocean liner, MTV’s open-air concert will deliver Olly Murs, Rizzle Kicks and Sean Paul as its all-star artists. Says Murs: “I always love coming to Belfast, and it will be a great way to commemorate 100 years since the Titanic was built there!”.

RADIO 1’S HACKNEY WEEKEND, Hackney Marshes, East London, 23-24 Jun: Jay-Z is coming to Hackney, everyone. For real this time. Mr Zed will headline the BBC’s silly pre-Olympics bash in June, joining the likes of Jack White, Lana Del Rey, Plan B, Jessie J and Bombay Bicycle Club.