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Festival line-up update: Bestival, South West Four, Global Gathering and more

By | Published on Thursday 2 May 2013


Ahoy, festival fans, it’s time to splice the main FLUU-sail, and various other things, because I spy a new shipment of artistes boarding this year’s HMS Bestival bill. In a drive to flaunt its pro-LGBT leanings, Bestival is going ‘cruising’ c/o the likes of DJs Jodie Harsh, Kris Di Angelis and Severino, and laying on all kinds of camp and karaoke-type activities.

“Stand by for a cast of freaky girls and hot sailor boys stoking the fires as we steam towards the dawn… See you at the bar, boys!” says festival captain Rob Da Bank.

Artist additions galore are also going on over at London’s Armin Van Buuren and Example-headlined South West Four in the shape of new names Erick Morillo, Soul II Soul, Rustie and Crazy P.

Erick Morillo, the star of SW4’s first ever iteration back in 2004, says this: “If anyone knows how hard it is to maintain a brand, party and event, it’s me. So congratulations to SW4 on their tenth anniversary! I always love coming to London to play SW4 in the summertime. The heavens opened on us last year, but it was still an amazing party and vibe. Let’s pray for some summer loving this year!”

Yeah, let’s. And in answer to that prayer, here’s a loveable list of extra FLUUs via Africa Oye, Boardmasters, Global Gathering, Long Division, Melt! and Nas-featuring ‘laction sports and music festival’ NASS:

AFRICA OYÉ, Sefton Park, Liverpool, 22-23 Jun: Osibisa, Son Yambu, Black Prophet, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Vibration, Yaaba Funk.

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 5-8 Sep: Jodie Harsh, Kris Di Angelis, Severino, Horse Meat Disco, Scottee, Jonny Woo, Sink The Pink, Gutterslut, Gino’s Italopop Disco, Trevi Fontayne.

BOARDMASTERS, Fistral Beach, Cornwall. 7-11 Aug: Simian Mobile Disco, Man Like Me, xxxy, Josh Record, Dinosaur Pile Up, Crowns, Dark Horses, I Am Giant, Gnarwolves, Bloody Knees, Steve Smyth, The Sea, Young Aviators, Rat Attack, Bad Channel, and Remember December, The Lake Poets.

GLOBAL GATHERING, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, 26-27 Jul: Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold, John O’Callaghan, Orjan Nilsen, Cosmic Gate, Richard Durand, Andy Moor b2b Lange, Omnia, Steve Arnold, Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Simon Patterson, Tenishia, TyDi, John ’00’ Fleming, Jordan Suckley, Jorn Van Deynhoven, HeatBeat, Andrew Rayel, Mark Eteson, Infected Mushroom.

LONG DIVISION, various venues, Wakefield, 7-9 Jun: The Chapman Family, Eagulls, Let’s Wrestle, Buen Chico, The Shaking Whips, Dead Flowers, Raevennan Husbandes, Micky P Kerr, Soulmates Never Die, Neil McSweeney, Boxing Klub, jamiesaysmile, Crowds, Glass Caves, Jasmine Kennedy, Thomas Wilby Gang.

MELT!, Ferropolis, Germany, 19-21 Jul: James Murphy, DIIV, Ellen Allien, Sizarr, Simian Mobile Disco, Siriusmo, Aérea Negrot, Shinedoe, Camea, ABBY, Hans Unstern, Feine Sahne Fischfilet, Monika Kruse, Adana Twins, Motor City Drum Ensemble, London Grammar, Anja Schneider, Benjamin Damage, Ruen Brothers, Alex.Do, Henning Baer, Discodromo.

NASS, Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 11-14 Jul: Katy B, Zane Lowe.

SOUTH WEST FOUR, Clapham Common, London, 24-25 Aug: Gorgon City, Erick Morillo, Soul II Soul fear Caron Wheeler, Benji B & Deviation Strings, Crazy P, Friction & Friends, Rustie, Bondax, RL Grime, Kove.

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