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Festival line-up update: Bestival, Bluesfest, Illuminations and more

By | Published on Thursday 29 August 2013


In great news for sensible and forward-thinking festival fans; early bird tickets are now on sale for Reading & Leeds, Kendal Calling, Creamfields and Wychwood’s 2014 iterations. Which is only nice if you have the cash in advance, which mayn’t apply to attendees at this weekend’s Bestival.

Still, it’s all fine, because as an added gift to said attendees, Bestival has jammed the likes of Swamp (feat Loefah), Boddika, and Digital Soundboy System (feat Shy FX) onto its now-finalised line-up, making its ticket price an even better value spend.

Moving to London and this year’s BluesFest, high-profile additions are go in the shape of The Ronnie Wood Band, Natalie Cole and an all-star collaboration by existing BluesFest big-timers Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall, who’ll join onstage to pay homage to late blues great Bobby Bland, who sadly died earlier this year.

Lastly, I’ll hand over to info on newly-listed additions to the above, End Of The Road and London-based gig constellation Illuminations:

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 5-8 Sep: Digital Soundboy Soundsystem feat Shy FX, B Traits, Breakage, Swamp feat Loefah, Boddika, Pinch, Mickey Pearce, Klose1, Chunky Dismantle, Stamina, LX One, Juma MC, Trojan Sound System feat Earl Gateshead, Daddy Ad, SuperFour, Chucky Bantan, Jah Buck, Scrufizzer, Tayo 3000, Soul of Man, Ed Solo, Phil Mison, Wayward, Pylo, Sombrero Sound System, Cholombian, Black Kat Boppers, Duct & Owen Howells, Gemma Cairney, Matthew Hawtin, Steve O’Connor, Run Tingz Cru, Dr Meaker, Zac Smith, Garrett Kato, Oquadro, Max Pashm, Tia Brazda, Run Tingz Cru, Wonka-Vision, Shore Leave, Gypsy Fever, Maniere des Bohemiens, Dr Meaker, Mouse Outfit feat Dr Syntax, Pony Montana, Loose Moose, Keltrix, The Devout Sceptics, Under the Driftwood Tree, The Henry Brothers, Ms Chameleon’s Incredible Flea Circus, Lucky Dog Theatre, Ethan Ash, CC Smugglers, The Vagaband, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Auntie Maureen, DJ78, DJ GG, Monks, Duke Special, The Kipper The Cat Show, Gregs Greats, Dr Sid, It’s A Wind Up With Matt & Annabel, Karla Chameleon’s Mechanical Melodies, The Edison Brothers Cylinder Set, Tony Tunes & Matt, Del Gazeebo, Harvey K-Tel, Miss Splinters.

BLUESFEST, Royal Albert Hall, London, 29 Oct – 1 Nov: The Ronnie Wood Band, Natalie Cole, Steve Craddock, Big Boy Bloater, Huddles Masses.

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: Deap Vally.

ILLUMINATIONS, various venues, London, 3-10 Nov: James Holden, Kimya Dawson, Aidan Moffat, Owiny Sigoma Band, John Wizards, Jacco Gardner, Dent May.