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Festival Line-Up Update: Montreux Jazz Festival, Sunwaves, Home Coming and more

By | Published on Monday 7 April 2014

Montreux Jazz Festival

France’s Montreux Jazz Festival has unveiled its oh-so-chic (though, as usual, not overtly jazzy) 2014 line-up, which includes Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Herbie Hancock, Outkast, Van Morrison and a famed great of the genre, Earl Sweatshirt. And Ed Sheeran, and MGMT. Oh, and Robin Thicke. Still, if you cover up Thicke’s bit of the bill – which is listed here in full – it’s actually quite pleasing to look at.

Stay tuned for a partial preview of that contentious Montreux programme, plus updates to End Of The Road, Global Gathering, NASS and Wickerman, plus initial artist reveals via Lodestar, Southern Fried, Sunwaves, and the inaugural Songs In The Key Of London, the pop-tastic one-dayer raising important cash for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

All of which is structured as follows:

END OF THE ROAD, Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 29-31 Aug: Jessica Delfino.

GLOBAL GATHERING, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-on-Avon, 25-26b Jul: Tinie Tempah.

LODESTAR, Lode, Cambridge, 29-31 Aug: Submotion Orchestra, Little Barrie, Imperial Mammoth, Fickle Friends, Leslie Mendelson, Goldstar, LVLS, The Rocket Dolls, The Shadow Project.

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL, various venues, Montreux, Switzerland, 4-19 Jul: Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Herbie Hancock, Outkast, Van Morrison, Goldfrapp, Paloma Faith, Robin Thicke, Dr John, Edd Sheeran, Massive Attack, Jamie Cullum, Eels, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Chris Rea, Morcheeba, Damon Albarn, Metronomy, Michael Kiwanuka, Fauve, Lykke Li, Babyshambles, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac Miller, MGMT, London Grammar, Agnes Obel, and many more.

NASS, Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 11-13 Jul: Sox, Devilman, Jman v Traumatik, Badness, Skamma, Dizzle Kid, Gravity, MK, Jay Kae, Defenders Of Style, Sleaze, NLP, Big Mikee, Skinzmann, Scruloose, Erbal T, Snoopy Dubz.

SONGS IN THE KEY OF LONDON, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London, 1 Jun: Paloma Faith, Suggs, Ed Harcourt, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Strypes, Nine Below Zero.

SOUTHERN FRIED, various venues, Perth, Scotland, 25-27 Jul: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Steve Earle, Roseanne Cash, John Fulbright, Marc Ford, Cedric Watson.

SUNWAVES, Mamaia, Constanta, Romania, 1-4 May: Ricardo Villalobos, Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Lee Burridge, Raresh, Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Wareika, Tale Of Us, Audiofly, Zip, Valentino Kanzyani, tINI, Marc Antona, Bill Patrick _Hector, Nastia, Kozo, Cezar, Praslea, Priku, Piticu, Yate, Dan Andrei, Gescu, Barac, Taimur, Dubtil, Alexandra SIT, Herodot, Cap, Mihigh, Mahony.

WICKERMAN, Kircarswell Farm, Galloway, Scotland, 25-26 Jul: Young Fathers, Hector Bizerk, The Amazing Snakeheads, Neon Waltz, LAW, Tuff Love, Cairn String Quartet, Tijuana Bibles, Colonel Mustard & Dijon Five, Atom Tree, Thin Privilege, Algernon Doll, Call to Mind, Fat Suit, Gastric Band, Pronto Mama, Deathcats, Foreign Fox, Cutty’s Gym.

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