While tickets for 2006's festivals sell out one after another in the absence of Glasto this summer, Mean Fiddler Managing Director Melvin Benn has announced that a large new festival is to emerge.
Benn told 6music that the festival would be a Mean Fiddler venture, and would take place in the east of England. As yet he has revealed no further details, but commented: "More and more people are growing up with festivals being on the TV, and festivals being on Radio 1 and 6music, all that sort of stuff. It's very much become part of a greater culture, rather than a minority culture."
Meanwhile, just off mainland British shores, Coldplay have been announced for the Isle of Wight Festival, alongside the Foo Fighters, and KT Tunstall, The Young Knives, Mylo and Erol Alkan are all confirmed to play the Isle of Skye Festival.
DiScuss: Where do you think the new festival will take place? Are we becoming oversaturated with festivals?