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Festival line-up update: Iceland Airwaves, Rewind, Parklife Weekender and more

By | Published on Thursday 30 January 2014

Iceland Airwaves

The Flaming Lips will head up this year’s Iceland Airwaves, which is very, very cool. As Iceland. As is the rest of the bill as it stands, in that it features East India Youth, Jaakko Eino Kalevi and groovesome twosome Jungle.

As well as that, Ellie Goulding has been given headline billing at the first event confirmed for this year’s Eden Sessions, and so will entertain the Eden biodome on 8 Jul. Yay.

But wait, I’m coming over all nostalgic. Which must mean it’s time to talk a bit about 2014’s trio of Rewind parties, which look sassily back over popstars past, and rightly so. Featuring three line-ups which vary only slightly, Rewinds North, South and Scotland (which is apparently too northerly to class as North) all have the likes of the Boomtown Rats, Rick Astley, T’Pau, The Sugar Hill Gang and Hall & Oates playing in amongst them.

Oh, and Damon Albarn is doing Rock Werchter in Belgium.

The updates in full fall thusly:

CROPREDY, Banbury, Oxfordshire, 7-9 Aug: Fairport Convention, The Waterboys, Steve Hackett, Capercaillie, Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, The Wonder Stuff, The Travelling Band, Churchfitters, Benjamin Folke Thomas, Edwina Hayes, Deborah Rose, Cara Dillon, Treetop Flyers, Reg Meuross, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Richard Digance.

EDEN SESSIONS, Eden Project, Cornwall, full 2014 dates TBA: Ellie Goulding.

ICELAND AIRWAVES, various venues, Reykjavik, Iceland, 5-9 Nov: Flaming Lips, East India Youth, Samaris, Jungle, Mammút, La Femme, Grísalappalísa, Vök, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Tiny Ruins, Muck, Snorri Helgason, Tonik, John Wizards, Blaenavon, Just Another Snake Cult, Highlands.

PARKLIFE WEEKENDER, Heaton Park, Manchester, 7-8 Jun: Annie Mac, Sam Smith, MK.

REWIND NORTH, Capersthorne Hall, Cheshire, 29-31 Aug: Mike & The Mechanics, Billy Ocean, Rick Astley, Jimmy Somerville, Marc Almond, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Bjorn Again, Nick Heyward, The Real Thing, Cutting Crew, Doctor And The Medics, Level 42, Holly Johnson, Tony Hadley, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, Roland Gift, The Beat, The Straits, T’Pau, China Crisis, Toyah, Sonia.

REWIND SCOTLAND, Scone Palace, Perth, 18-20 Jul: Billy Ocean, 10cc, Heaven 17, The Sugarhill Gang, Midge Ure, Boomtown Rats, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Marc Almond, ABC, Roland Gift, The Selecter, Blancmange, T’Pau, Go West, Nick Heyward, Bjorn Again, Cheryl, Mike, & Jay Of Bucks Fizz, Doctor And The Medics, Steve Augeri, Johnny Hates Jazz, The Christians, Matt Bianco, The South.

REWIND SOUTH, Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, 15-17 Aug: Boomtown Rats, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, UB40, Mike & The Mechanics, Holly Johnson, Tony Hadley, Bonnie Tyler, Level 42, Sister Sledge, Rick Astley, Marc Almond, Jason Donovan, Wang Chung, Nick Heyward, From The Jam, Martha Wash, Johnny Hates Jazz, Jimmy Somerville, Roland Gift, Howard Jones, Hugh Cornwell, The South, A Flock Of Seagulls, Hazel O’Connor.

ROCK WERCHTER, Rotselaar, Belgium, 3-6 Jul: Damon Albarn.