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Festival News Update



Subba-Cultcha.com rounds up the latest Festival news incl; Bestival, Sonisphere, Great Escape, T In The Park, Standon Calling, High Definition, Arctangent, Way Out West, Kendall Calling & Off Festival...
It's that time of year again, everyone's set into the daily grind of work after a lovely yuletide break and already picturing their summers. Will it be Greece, will it be Spain, or will it be in the middle of a muddy field with all your friends wasted whilst you're chundering after a dodgy box of Noodles or some even dodgier legal highs? Whether it's a rites of passage, your yearly trip, end of exams celebration or you just want to be unwashed for days on end; here's our round up of the latest Festival news…
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BESTIVAL: Following his important intergalactic funk mission showing those Daft Punk Robots exactly how to party, our fabled dancefloor-filling hero returns to earthly realms. Picking up three Grammys and a BRIT on his way, he wipes the space dust from his trademark white suit, picks up his legendary six-string hit-maker, and descends majestically to the Isle of Wight. The call goes out from the Bestival crew, the King of Funk has arrived, Nile Rodgers is here and the Desert Island Disco is GO! WHEN? 4-7th Sept. 2014. WHERE? Isle of Wight.
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SONISPHERE: More bands announced: WILKO JOHNSON, ELECTRIC WIZARD, DOG EAT DOG PLAYING ALL BORO KINGS, ANTI-FLAG, BLACK SPIDERS, BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL, EMP!RE, KROKODIL, RAGING SPEEDHORN, RECKLESS LOVE, STAMPIN’ GROUND, TESSERACT, THE DEFILED , THE HELL, THE HYPE THEORY, THE SAFETY FIRE. WHEN? 4th–6th JULY 2014. WHERE? Knebworth.
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THE GREAT ESCAPE: More bands announced; A PLASTIC ROSE / ADULT JAZZ* / AGES AND AGES / ALBERT HAMMOND, JR. / ÁSGEIR / AUGUSTINES / BEAR HANDS / BIG UPS / BRAWLERS / CASUAL SEX / CATS ON TREES / CHAMPS / DRY THE RIVER / EAST INDIA YOUTH / FRENCH FOR RABBITS / GEORGE EZRA / GIRL BAND / GNARWOLVES / JAMIE ISAAC / JIMI GOODWIN / JON HOPKINS / LIZZO / PS I LOVE YOU / PUP / SAY LOU LOU / SYD ARTHUR / TENNIS / THE BOHICAS / THESE NEW PURITANS* / VON HERTZEN BROTHERS / WE WERE EVERGREEN / WILD BEASTS* / YEARS AND YEARS & more… WHEN? May 8th-10th 2014. WHERE? Brighton.
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T IN THE PARK: Festival organisers are hugely excited to confirm today that Paolo Nutini will return to T in the Park this summer. The singer-songwriter today becomes the 2nd act to join the festival bill - which also features previously announced headliners Arctic Monkeys. WHEN? 11th–13th July 2014. WHERE? Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland.
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STANDON CALLING: Standon Calling confirms headliners Maximo Park and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls for 2014 festival. Clean Bandit / Peace / The Heavy / Ella Eyre / TOY / Charli XCX / Leisure Society / Easy Star All Stars / The Cuban Brothers / The Other Tribe / Beans On Toast / Saint Raymond / Imperial Leisure / Amber Run and more also confirmed for ‘Lost In Latin America’-themed year. WHEN? 1-3rd August 2014. WHERE? Hertfordshire.
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HIGH DEFINITION: More bands announced; CARL COX // ALL ABOUT SHE // BROCKIE & MC DET // B. TRAITS // CHARLIE HEDGES // DJ DIE & MC INJA // DUSKY // FILSONIK // GEORGE FITZGERALD // GORGON CITY // HANNAH WANTS // HARRY SHOTTA SHOW // JON RUNDELL // JOY ORBISON // LOGAN – D // MAMPI SWIFT // MC EKSMAN // MC IC3 // MIDLAND // MISTAJAM // MS DYNAMITE // MY NU LENG // ONEMAN // RATPACK // ROSKA // ROUTE 94 // SAM SUPPLIER // SHY FX PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! WHEN? 5th July 2014. WHERE? Eridge Park, Essex.
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ARCTANGENT: ArcTanGent announces yet more bands, Maybeshewill, Mutiny on the Bounty, Mylets, Tellison, Gunning for Tamar, Fen, Goonies Never Say Die and Broken Oak Duet join the already epic line up of And So I Watch You From Afar, Jamie Lenman, Tera Melos, LITE, Three Trapped Tigers, TTNG, The Physics House Band, Baby Godzilla, Nordic Giants, Enemies, Her Name is Calla, 100 Onces, Tangled Hair, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion, Theo, Codes in the Clouds, Bear Makes Ninja, Alpha Male Tea Party, and Iran Iran. WHERE? Somerset. WHEN? 28th – 30th August 2014.
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WAY OUT WEST: Pusha T, Brody Dalle, I Break Horses, Chlöe Howl + More Acts Confirmed For Way Out West. Joining previously announced Robyn & Röyksopp, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel + Janelle Monáe. WHEN? 7th-9th August 2014. WHERE? Gothenburg, Sweden.
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KENDALL CALLING: Not resting on their laurels after winning the Best Medium Sized Festival at the prestigious UK Festival Awards, the Kendal Calling crew have been working round the clock to top last year’s record-breaking year. The Kendal Calling Goes to the Movies theme was a resounding success with a huge variety of spectacular costumes on display and we even broke the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as superman ever, with 867 Supermen donning the famous red cape and pants!   The Kendal Calling team would have to boldly go where no man has ever gone before to make this year even better. WHEN? 1-3rd August 2014. WHERE? Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake District.
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OFF FESTIVAL: OFF are proud to announce the latest additions to the lineup of this year's festival at Three Pond Valley: Belle & Sebastian, Michael Rother presenting the music of NEU! and Harmonia, Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, 65daysfstatic, Jacques Greene, and Perfect Pussy. More high-proof acts that run the gamut of genres, scenes, and generations. WHEN? 1st-4th Aug 2014. WHERE? 'Three Lake Valley', Katowice.
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Here's some choice videos from some of the bands announced: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIWmRbHDhGw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VotKcEJyrbM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SM-NaOLy_I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR6j7yLltfw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtBLFo4IUMI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcf6iQDWPEo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEKOUdiMi0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IIbbFIQTKI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q04ILDXe3QE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxe3NZKYL0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnVD7WuarSo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogjtwh-mOEg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KUL9-eNXzQ https://soundcloud.com/alcopop/06-stop-talking-about-ghosts

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