Welcome to the 12th edition of our weekly(ish) festival news round-up, featuring the news and updated line-ups from some of the UK and Europe's best festivals, and some which aren't quite as good. Despite last week being Number 10 (twice) this week is definitely 12. I think. Anyway, off we go...
New additions: Crystal Castles, Paul Heaton, The Antlers, Joshua Radin, Losers, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Luna Belle, Arno Carstens, Lauren Pritchard, White Belt Yellow Tag, Holly Miranda, The Hundred In The Hands, Michael Kiwanuka, The Supernovas, Cevanne, The Cads, These Ghosts DJs, The Vinyl Vendettas
Already on the bill: Florence + The Machine, Vampire Weekend, Empire Of The Sun, Belle & Sebastian, Laura Marling, The Maccabees, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Midlake, Spoon, Dirty Projectors, Mumford and Sons, The National, The xx, Grizzly Bear, Jonsi, Noah and the Whale, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yeasayer, Frightened Rabbit
When: 15-18 July
Where: Henham Park, Suffolk
Information: Official website here
Reading and Leeds:
New announcements: Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion, Roots Manuva, Magnetic Man, The King Blues
Already on the bill: Blink 182, Guns 'n' Roses, Arcade Fire, Weezer, Queens Of The Stoneage, Paramore, The Libertines, The Maccabees, Limp Bizkit, Biffy Clyro, NOFX, The Futureheads, The Young Knives
When: 27-29 August
Where: Little John's Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds
New additions: Slow Club and Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now!
Already on the bill: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The Primitives, Internet Forever, This Many Boyfriends, The Pooh Sticks, Shrag, Standard Fare, The Smittens, Ballboy, Love Is All, Veronica Falls, Allo Darlin'
When: 23-25 July
Where: Midland Railway Museum, Swanwick, Derbyshire
Info: Official website
The Apple Cart Festival:
New additions: Saint Etienne, Lambchop, Gilles Peterson, Edwyn Collins, Steve Mason, Clinic. Comedy: Stewart Lee, Shappi Khorsandi, Josie Long, Kevin Bridges and Doc Brown.
Where: Shoreditch Park, London
When: Sunday July 25
Information: Tickets cost £33, details here
Following on from the news that U2 have pulled out of the festival due to Bono's onoing back problems rumours have started at who will be taking their place. NME.com reckon it could be Led Zeppelin. I'd quite like it to be someone else. Not that I'm going but, y'know, from the comfort of your own armchair and everything.
UPDATE: We all now know who it's going to be that replaces Bono and co. It's Gorillaz. Hooray. Now we can sleep well.
Newly announced: Plan B and Biffy Clyro
Already on the bill: Laura Marling, The Drums, Delphic, Hurts, Yeasayer, Tinie Tempah, The Middle East, Villagers, Bombay Bicycle Club
Where: Punchestown, Ireland
When: 9-11 July
Info: Official website here
Indietracks photo by Matteo Benni
Main photo by James