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Festival Line-Up Update: Bestival, Connect The Dots, Way Out West and more

By | Published on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Connect The Dots

So-ooo, first thing’s first. Bestival has added Tune-Yards, MNEK, Wolf Alice, Jessy Lanza, MØ and The Amazing Snakeheads to its 2014 line-up, which prior to this latest influx featured Outkast, Foals, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Beck, Busta Rhymes, Candi Staton, Sven Vath and Chase & Status. Which is still does, by the way, only now with the extra acts. Hurrah!

News now of imminent Sheffield fest Connect The Dots, a “celebration of contemporary arts, digital multimedia, music and technologies”. And live ‘soundscapes’, too, created by the likes of The Human League’s Martyn Ware, Darkstar, Fatima Al-Qadiri and My Panda Shall Fly. Taking place over two days in late-May, this year’s ‘Contact’-themed CTD also includes a variety of label stalls, exhibitions, workshops and talks from Algorave’s Alex Mclean,’s Bruno Cyrankiewicz, and Bruno Zamborlin of Mogees. And guess what, tickets are free, and available via

Stand by for updates just made to Latvian indie/dance event Positivus, this year’s City Showcase-affiliated Soho Flea Market (which donates its profits to a local charity, the Soho Family Center), the inaugural Third Rail, and Sweden’s Way Out West…

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 4-7 Sep: Tune-Yards, Factory Floor, Mnek, Wolf Alice, The Amazing Snakeheads, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, The Wytches, MØ, Fat White Family, Say Lou Lou, Glass Animals, John Wizards, Ezra Furman, Joel Compass, Woman’s Hour, Pional, Rosie Lowe, Childhood, Kate Tempest, Jessy Lanza, Melt Yourself Down, The Front Bottoms, Hockeysmith, Wild Smiles, Black Orange Juice, Rag N Bone Man, Vaults, Ftse, Tourist, Sivu, God Damn, Happyness, The Correspondents, Bo Saris, Congopunq, Indiana, The Bulletproof Bomb, Fé, Cousin Marnie.

CONNECT THE DOTS, Castle House/The Night Kitchen, Sheffield, 24-25 May: Martyn Ware, Darkstar, Andrea Byrne, Aaron Daniels & Jamie Clough, Fatima Al-Qadiri, Tommy Marshall, E Albrow + O Bennet + M Holt, Alex McLean, Bruno Zamborlin, Matt Cyrankiewicz, Walter Ego, Manni Dee, My Panda Shall Fly, Jitwam.

POSITIVUS, Salacgriva, Latvia, 18-20 Jul: The Horrors, A-Trak, Just Blaze, Cherub.

SOHO FLEA MARKET, Dean Street, Soho, London, 25 May: Passport to Stockholm, Peasant’s King, Amani, Louise Golbey, Hannah Jane Lewis, Louis Centioni, Joe Jury, Sophie Morgan, Lucy Kitt, Dan Raza, Sara Spade, Erica Iji, The Soho Hobo.

THIRD RAIL, Thames Prom, Reading, 5 Jul: A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Lakker, Polar Bear, Grumbling Fur, Teeth Of The Sea, Oliver Wilde, Crushed Beaks, Boxed In, Black Channels, The Art Club, Firefly Burning, Jo Bartlett, Fauntleroy, Sun Skeletons Jnr.

WAY OUT WEST, Gothenberg, Sweden, 7-9 Aug: Kurt Vile, Nils Frahm, Seinabo Sey, Jamie xx, Pional, Studio Barnhus feat Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács, Petter Nordkvist.

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