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Festival Line-Up Update: Long Division, Dimensions, Barnaby Festival and more

By | Published on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Long Division

Hey, would it interest you to discover that New Order’s Stephen Morris is choosing the musical line-up at one of the venues for this year’s Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield? And that his line-up at the town’s Christ Church so far includes The Blockheads, Tim Burgess (and his Tim Peaks Diner), and artist Jeremy Deller’s Acid Brass, featuring Stockport-based Fairey Brass Band playing rave hits? It does? Good.

Here’s Stephen with a comment: “We go back a long way, Christ Church and me. All the way to 1963 – the year I started at the primary school down the road. I have to say I have what they call ‘fond memories’ of the place. In my mind, it is always the services here that signalled the start of something good. Easter egg binges, Harvest Festivals, presents from Santa and those long sunny summer holidays that were never long enough (and in reality probably not that sunny either).

And: “With each passing year, I have looked at the place misty eyed and said to myself ‘wouldn’t it be great if the building got used for something again?’ and now it is! The most Macclesfield-centric of holidays – Barnaby – what better reason to inject some new life and have some fun while we’re at it. Get involved. It’ll be great – honest!”

So there it is, long live Barnaby. And long live the following updates to the following line-ups at the following festivals. Info to follow:

BARNABY FESTIVAL, varius venues, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 14-29 Jun: The Blockheads, Tim Burgess, Jeremy Deller’s Acid Brass, Gilliant Gilbert & Nik Colk Void (DJ set), Jake Evans, Mike Garry, Joe Duddell.

LONG DIVISION FESTIVAL, various venues, Wakefield, Yorkshire, 12-14 Sep: The Cribs, The Wedding Present, Gruff Rhys, Toy, Summer Camp, Roddy Woomble, iLiKETRAiNS, Frankie And The Heartstrings, The Membranes, Beans On Toast, Candy Says, Post War Glamour Girls, Bleech, Brawlers, Islet, Joel RL Phelps, Randolphs Leap, Witch Hunt, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Milloy, The Ainsley Band, VerseChorusVerse, Nadine Carina, Treason Kings, The Sunbeams, Ruby Macintosh, The Reacharounds, The Grand, Protectors, Mi Mye, Knuckle, Gunnarson, Forever Cult, Clandestines, Aztec Doll, Jamiesaysmile.

DIMENSIONS, Fort Punta Christo, Croatia, 28 Aug – 1 Sep: Warpaint, Daphni, Theo Parrish, Robert Hood, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, & Can U Dance, Kelela, The Internet, Special Request, Onra, Tama Sumo, Nick Hoppner, Petar Dundov, Trus’me, Flako, Calibre, Rosie Lowe, Gogo Penguin, Matthew Halsall Trio, Kutmah, Stray, Ilijah Rudman, Greg Beato, Si Tew, Eddy Ramich, Miss Sunshine, Barker, Planas, Jabru, Jet Letts, Lixo, Johnny Dub.

GUILFEST, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, 18-20 Jul: Sam Bailey, Sigma, The Sugarhill Gang, Shadow Child, Fred V & Grafix.

KENDAL CALLING, Lowether Deer Park, Hackthorpe, East Cumbria, 1-3 Aug: Tim Burgess, Frankie And The Heartstrings, Wigan Young Souls, Albert Albert, Seahawks, The Everley Pregnant Brothers, Kitch, The Hummingbirds, Bird To Beast, Mint Royale, Simon Rimmer, Felix Hall, Sarah Walters.

MERTHYR ROCK, Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, 17 Aug: Taking Back Sunday, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, The Blackout.

RHTHYM REUNION & BEER FESTIVAL, Hertford Corn Exchange, 10 May: The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams, The Men they Couldn’t Hang, Nine Below Zero, John Otway, Lucy Ward, Buiick 6.

THE STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL, Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, Ebbw Vale, Wales, 19-20 Jul: Sebastian Bach, Electric Boys, Toseland, The Amorettes.

TAURON NOWA MUZYKA, Katowice, Poland, 21-24 Aug: Kelis, Cakes Da Killa, The Field, CLARK, Paula Temple, Pink Freud, Autechre, NERVY.

ULTRA EUROPE, Poljud Stadium, Split, Croatia, 11-13 Jul: Above & Beyond, Alesso, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, The Chainsmokers, Cosmic Gate, Danny Avila, Deorro, Disclosure, Example, Knife Party, Marco Carola, Ørjan Nilsen, Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul van Dyk, Pretty Lights LIVE, Showtek, Steve Aoki, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.

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