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Festival line-up update: Festival No 6, Electric Daisy Carnival, Land Of Kings and more

By | Published on Friday 8 March 2013

Festival No 6

Hey look, more festival line-up announcements. Every single band in the world must now be booked onto half the festivals going this summer. Except for the Manic Street Preachers, who have announced that they will play just one. And that one is six. Festival No 6 to be precise, which is to take place for the second time in Portmeirion, the strange setting for 1960s TV series ‘The Prisoner’, in September.

Festival co-founder Gareth Cooper told CMU: “We’re delighted and very proud that we’ve managed to entice one of the biggest Welsh bands of all time to end their hiatus and play Festival No 6. There’s a wonderful synchronicity in the fact that this year’s event falls on the fifteenth anniversary of one of the Manics’s greatest albums ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’. The cover of that record was shot on the beach at Portmeirion, which makes it all the more special. We feel it’s important to maintain Welsh heritage within our line up and entertainment and there is no bigger way to do it than by booking this band!”

Speaking of new festivals, an even newer one has just been announced, it happening for the first time ever the very same weekend. Red Rooster will focus on good old rhythm and blues. Cerys Matthews is very excited about this, and for some reason says so in the festival’s press release, so here you go: “Through my BBC 6music radio show I’m really aware of an ever increasing audience for roots and blues music. The UK doesn’t have an equivalent of the legendary New Orleans or Newport Jazz Festivals; this being music made to be performed live, the idea of a real Rhythm and Blues Festival such as Red Rooster will create a great excitement, with both audience and live acts queuing up to be there”.

Also in today’s FLUU, we have more genre-specific festivals in the shape of the Cambridge Folk Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Chicago leg of the EDM-focused Electric Daisy Carnival, over there in the US of States (the announcement for the Las Vegas leg in June still in the works). Round that off with the more indie-focused Land Of Kings and Indietracks and, well, here are some lists:

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, 25-28 Jul: The Mavericks, Bellowhead, KT Tunstall, Levellers, Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin & Donal Lunny aka LAPD, Capercaillie, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Lucy Rose, Martin Simpson, Le Vent Du Nord, Mud Morganfield Band, Sam Lee & Friends, Heidi Talbot, The Chair, Mokoomba, Willy Mason, The Bombay Royale, Bella Hardy & The Midnight Watch, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Frigg, Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh, Brian McNeill, We Banjo 3, Larkin Poe, Monster Ceilidh Band, The Willows, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar.

CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL, various venues, Cheltenham, 1-6 May: Dionne Warwick.

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL – CHICAGO, Chicagoland Speedway, Chicago, USA, 24-26 May: Above & Beyond, Andy C, Armin Van Buuren, Arty, Avicii, Blond:ish, Borgore, Brillz, Bro Safari, Christian Martin, Crizzly, Culture Shock, Dash Berlin, David Guetta, Delta Heavy, Dirtyphonics, DJ Boats, DJ Fresh, DJ Fury, DJ Koze, Dub Phizix, Ed Rush & Optical, Empire of the Sun, Fallen, Gareth Emery, Gina Turner, Hardwell, Heidi, Helicopter Showdown, High Contrast, Huxley, Jack Beats, Justin Martin, Kaskade, Kill Frenzy, Koan Sound, Loadstar, LowRIDERz, Luminox, L-Vis 1990, Markus Schulz, Matrix & Futurebound, Mayhem & Heroes X Villains, Metrik, Michael Mayer, Midnight Conspiracy, Mimosa, Morgan Page, Mt Eden, Nadastrom, Nick Monaco, Noisia, Nu:Logic, Popof, Quintino, Rene LaVice, Run DMT, Sander van Doorn, Schoolboy, Smooth, S.P.Y, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tale of Us, Terravita, The Bloody Beetroots, Three, Thug, Tiesto, Tittsworth, Uz, W&W, Wilkinson, Wolf + Lamb, Worthy.

INDIETRACKS, Midland Railway, Butterley, Derbyshire, 26-28 Jul: Camera Obscura, Bis, The Ballet, Flowers, Martha, The Understudies, Fever Dream, The Secret History.

FESTIVAL NO 6, Portmeirion, 13-15 Sep: Manic Street Preachers, James Blake, Everything Everything, I Am Kloot, AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula, The Staves, Mount Kimbie, Tracey Thorn, Clinic, Caitlin Rose, Chapel Club, Dutch Uncles, Jagwar Ma, Sweet Baboo, Temples, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, Indians, Frankie Knuckles, Carl Craig, Gilles Peterson, Justin Robertson, Greg Wilson, Maxxi Soundsystem, Daniel Avery, San Soda, Unabombers, Futureboogie, Krysko, Content DJs, Balearic Mike, Bobby Irish.

LAND OF KINGS, various venues, Dalston, London, 5 May: A Love From Outer Space – Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston, Babe, Boxed In, Brownswood DJs, Casual Sex, Darkstar, Drums of Death (DJ set), Faze Action, Fimber Bravo, Five Easy Pieces DJs, Flako, Friendly Fires DJs, Gaggle, Gang Colours, Gentlemen, Great Waves, The Lovely Jonjo, Kiwi, Moshi Moshi DJs, NYPC, Rhosyn, Reggae Roast, Rompa, Rory Phillips, Sega Bodega, Stevie Neale, Sweet Baboo, Tayo, To The Lazer Cave, Tropics, Troumaca, The Wave Pictures, Week of Wonders, William Adamson.

RED ROOSTER, Euston Hall, Euston, Suffolk, 13-15 Sep: The Jim Jones Revue, Heartless Bastards, Kitty, Daisy And Lewis, Pete Molinari, Son Of Dave, Marcus Bonfanti, Dollar Bill, Big Boy Bloater, Urban Voodoo Machine, Honkeyfinger, Ross Allen, Lady Kamikaze, Count Sizzle, Natty Bo, Count Skylarkin, Jazzman Gerald.

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