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Festival line-up update: Pitchfork Festival, Bilbao Bbk, B’estfest and more

By | Published on Monday 17 June 2013

Pitchfork Festival Paris

Starting off today’s festival updates-based intro is info on a late-in-the-day switcharoo at Bilbao BBK – as the Dewaele bros opt to appear as 2manydjs as opposed to Soulwax, as was initially billed. So, that’s drastic.

Line-up adds now, and at Gateshead’s Chase Park-based Chase Park Festival, whose initial artist starter-pack features The Futureheads, Thumpers, Big Beat Bronson, and many others. Designed specifically to be accessible to all, this non-profit one-dayer is free to those with a disability, with low-cost tickets for everyone else available at this link.

Alistair McDonald, a director at healthcare and rehabilitation specialists Keiro, who are in charge at Chase Park, says: “We are honoured to have secured Arts Council funding for a second year in a row now. Without this funding and our sponsors, the line-up and the event wouldn’t be as fantastic as it is. It has been well documented in the press that some festivals and the arts in general are having a tough time lately, especially in the North East, so to be able to stage the fourth Chase Park Festival is incredible”.

And with that, here are today’s remaining updates, via Romania’s B’Estfest, Norway’s ultra-alternative Numusic festival, and a thrilling first artist reveal by Pitchfork Festival Paris:

B’ESTFEST SUMMER CAMP, Tunari, Bucharest, Romania, 5-7 Jul: Texas, The Heavy, Enter Shikari, Biohazard, Heath:ward, CA:RO, Subscribe, Madddog, 1000mods, Piranha, Hentai Corporation, Phirah, Paul Sawyer, Diamondz, Vama, Vita de Vie, Coma, Subcarpati, Gojira & Planet H, ROA, Electric Fence, Bass Turbat.

BILBAO BBK, Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain, 11-13 Jul: 2manydjs, The Vaccines, Johnny Borrell, Zazou.

CHASE PARK FESTIVAL, Whickham, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 10 Aug: The Futureheads, Thumpers, Big Beat Bronson, Symphonic Pictures, Terra T, Child, Tissue Culture, Laura Smith, Natasha Haws, Sam Fender.

NUMUSIC FESTIVAL, Stavanger, Norway, 5-7 Sep: John Grant, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Sandra Kolstad, Hypertext (No).

PITCHFORK FESTIVAL PARIS, Grande halle de la Villette, Paris, France, 31 Oct-2 Nov: The Knife, Hot Chip, Deerhunter, Warpaint, The Haxan Cloak, Junip.