What's going on in the festival world? Read below!
Hey, we could have done this a stand-alone news story, but it's not like Glastonbury really needs the publicity, is it? Today is the day that the full-ish line-up has been announced and whilst we'd like to put everything in this article for you, we aren't going to be able to. So look below for the highlights, and visit here for the full details.
Lining-up at Shepton Mallet or thereabouts will be:
Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Femi Kuti, Muse, Seasick Steve, Stevie Wonder, Ray Davies, Slash, Orbital, The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Florence and the Machine, Midlake, The XX, Broken Bells, Laura Marling, Empire of the Sun, Phoenix, Editors, The Cribs, The National, Kate Nash, Reef, Coheed and Cambria, LCD Soundsystem, Grizzly Bear, Temper Trap, The Hold Steady, Frightened Rabbit, The Black Keys, Jamie T, Foals, Field Music, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Ash, The Drums, Broken Social Scene, Holy Fuck, These New Puritans, Beach House, Archie Bronson Outfit, Turin Brakes, Steve Mason, Os Mutantes, I Am Kloot, Earl Brutus, Tubelord and an awful lot more.
This year's Glastonbury takes place from Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 June with more information available from the link up there in the opening paragraph.
Reading and Leeds:
Yeah, so. A lot of people scoffed at the line-ups being announced initially, though it wasn't that bad was it? Plenty of legendary bands, sure, they may be past their best but...well...whatever. Anyway, joining the re-united Libs, Blink 182, Guns 'n' Roses and a lot more will be this fresh batch of artists: A Day To Remember, Mystery Jets, Thrice, Young Guns, The Futureheads, Motion City Soundtrack, The Walkmen are all set to play the main stage. I think. Whereas on the NME/Radio 1 stage we'll see Girls, Serj Tankian, The New Young Pony Club, Surfer Blood, Wild Beasts and Frankie & The Heartstrings.
The vast chunk of acts for the Camden Crawl have already been confirmed. But we were teased with some VERY SPECIAL GUESTS who were due to play. These can now be revealed and they aaaaaaaaaaare Pendulum and Plan B who will be taking up their positions on the Roundhouse stage. Wond-air.
End Of The Road:
Sixteen more bands have been pencilled in for the Dorset-based festival. And there are some good ones, some very good ones, and probably a few who you may feel slightly ambivalent about. CARIBOU, though!
They are: Yo La Tengo, Wolf Parade, Caribou, Annie & The Beekeepers, Errors, Charlie Parr, Horse Feathers, Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds, Brakes, Oh Ruin, Three Trapped Tigers, Olof Arnalds, Caitlin Rose, and London Snorkelling Team. Haha.
Previously on the bill were these notables: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Wilco, The Mountain Goats, Felice Brothers, The Unthanks, The Low Anthem, The New Pornographers.
The event runs from 10-12 September at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. Official website here.
Just the two additions to the Derbyshire indie-pop festival this time with Swedish lot Love Is All and, perhaps somewhat more excitingly, The Pooh Sticks also being confirmed. They join other notables so far including The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Shrag, Internet Forever, This Many Boyfriends, Standard Fare, Allo Darlin', White Town and Boy Genius.
There are four weeks left to get early bird tickets, which are currently priced at £55 for the weekend and £30 for the day. The fun takes place from 23-25 July. More information here.
T in the Park:
The 2010 edition of T in the Park takes place from 9-11 July in Balado, Kinrosshire (this should be hyphenated, but I'm not going to do it) and those in attendance can see Echo & The Bunnymen, Julian Casablancas, Ash, Airbourne, Babyshambles, Chapel Club, Example, General Fiasco, Hurts, Laura Marling, Mystery Jets, The Drums and Tricky.
Get your tickets and other information from here.
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