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Festival News Update

We bring together all the best festivals and keep you up to date with their latest announcements...

FESTIVAL NO.6: The critically acclaimed Festival No.6 has today announced its first two headliners for this year’s festival – Beck and London Grammar, with a third headliner still to be revealed. Other confirmed live acts include: Jimi Goodwin, Temples, Steve Mason, James Holden, John Wizards, Cherry Ghost, Los Campesinos!, Radiophonic Workshop, The Rails, All We Are, Arthur Beatrice, Childhood, The Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir, East India Youth, Alexis Taylor, The Rails and Telegram. Headlining the electronic side of proceedings will be the mighty mutant house maestro, Julio Bashmore, who will be joined by two other headliners yet to be announced. Other DJs already confirmed include No.6 stalwart Andrew Weatherall, Danny Krivit, Michael Mayer, Justin Robertson, Ewan Pearson, Prosumer, Ashley Beedle, Unabombers, Low Life, Aficionado, Joe Boyd and the wonderful Awesome Tapes From Africa.
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SONISPHERE: As previously announced, THE PRODIGY, IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA are headlining the festival, with exclusive appearances from ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES and LIMP BIZKIT. SONISPHERE will now feature a total of over 100 bands across the weekend and has revealed more names to join the festival’s 2014 line up. DREAM THEATER, DEVIL YOU KNOW (FEAT. HOWARD JONES, EX KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), YASHIN, THE CADILLAC THREE, GLAMOUR OF THE KILL, PALM READER, BROKEN HANDS, FORT HOPE, THE ONE HUNDRED, & COLLIBUS have all been added to the bill.
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FIELD DAY: The two day festival announces new additions to their line up in the shape of; Arthur Beatrice / Avey Tare's Slasher FlicksBake / Eyedress / FunkinEven (live) / Jamie Isaac/ Jamie xx / Jen Long / Marc Riley / Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine / Only Real/ Phil Taggart DJ/ ReviveHer/ TouristChildhood / Drenge / Shy Nature / Telegram / The Bohicas.
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SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL: We Are The In Crowd, Less Than Jake, Motion City Soundtrack, Hit The Lights, State Champs, A Loss For Words, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Marmozets & Blitz Kids have been added to 2014's line up! Slam Dunk Festival, the UK’s favourite and biggest independent touring festival announced its return for the 9th year recently. Headliners and platinum record sellers, The All American Rejects will be playing exclusively over 3 days - Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton- it will be the biggest yet! The 7 stage event uses a combination of indoor and outdoor stages across urban sites to create a totally unique festival experience. For a full list of ticket outlets for all events, please
THE GREAT ESCAPE: As the focus country for The Great Escape this year, Finland will be flooding our ears with a variety of alluring sounds at the feted new music festival hosted in Brighton 8th - 10th May. Whether it's Jaakko Eino Kalevi's strutting psych pop that fires you up, Satellite Stories joyful indie anthems, Mirel Wagner's torch songs, Sin Cos Tan's icy synth pop or The New Tigers' shoegaze tunes, these sterling acts prove Finland is a nation bursting with Nordic musical creativity. Domino and Sub Pop certainly know that, signing Jaakko and Mirel respectively in the past 6 months. Tickets are available to buy for The Great Escape 2014
here. You can also listen to all the acts on this handy
Spotify playlist. Also the Red Bull Academy has announced their own TGE Takeover. Headlining the takeover, L.A-based musical polymath and 2010 Red Bull Music Academy graduate TOKiMONSTA swaps South Cali for the South Coast, bringing her progressive fusion of sun-drenched electronica, vintage samples and textured soundscapes. In addition, Peckham’s golden boy and Nu Brand Flexxx grime collective leader Darq E Freaker steps in with his blend of gritty urban basslines and clean electronics, whilst South London’s other reps LV weigh in with some eclectic bass-driven beats of their own. Joining them is drum & bass darling Alix Perez and a live set from Ninja Tune’s Blue Daisy, the experimental producer pipped by Mary-Anne Hobbs.
BLOODSTOCK: BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce another Ronnie James Dio Stage band, plus four more Sophie Lancaster Stage acts for this August’s event. GRAVEYARD, BLOOD RED THRONE, BATTLEAXE, PROFANE OMEN & THE KING IS BLIND have all been added to the bill. Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping. VIP tickets and upgrades are also available. LAST CHANCE!! If you want to take part in the very popular ticket deposit scheme, which helps make a ticket purchase more manageable by breaking the payment over three months, the sign up deadline is March 7! Look up all the ticket options
NASS: NASS announce more acts to its already insane line up! WILKINSON/FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND/BORGORE/FRICTION & FRIENDS FT P MONEY & LINGUSTICS/FRED V & GRAFFIX/LETS BE FRIENDS/ROSKA/ROCKWELL/MONKI/DISMANTLE/RANDOM HAND/DECADE - Hailed as the number one music and action sports festival out there, 11th-13th July NASS returns for yet another weekend of mind blowing music and the very best in action sports. With Cypress Hill, Netsky Live, Noisia, Reel Big Fish and Mistajam just a few of those already on the menu, NASS 2014 is set up to be one insanely immense weekend. Join the 15,000 lovers of music, skate and BMX and get your ticket now
PARKLIFE: Not content with providing the best festival line-up of 2014, the Parklife Weekender has today announced it will continue to support artistic talent via the Parklife Billboard Arts Campaign. Building on last year's Arts Fund initiative, 2014's campaign offers budding artists the chance to reach a huge audience via extra large Parklife Billboards located across the whole of Manchester. The theme for the designs will be 'From the Centre of the Earth to the Outer Edge of Space', and with no limits to which medium is used, entrants are encouraged to think outside the box! For full information visit the Parklife Billboard page. Limited Sunday tickets are still available from £49.50, for tickets visit
The Parklife Weekender website.
CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL: Double chart topping, multi-platinum selling, Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will head the line-up for Thursday night at the 50th anniversary Cambridge Folk Festival. Other names just announced for Thursday are: Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, recent winners of Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; folk-punk band Skinny Lister, gaining an increasing reputation for their rousing, high energy live shows; and raw, old-timey blues, Australian-Irish husband and wife duo Hat Fitz & Cara. Also appearing on Thursday will be: Pokey LaFarge, playing a creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing; Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, a unique collaboration of classical harpist Finch and kora player Keita, exploring the traditions of Wales and Senegal. More names for Thursday and the rest of the weekend to be announced.
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CAMDEN ROCKS: Sheffield indie-rockers Reverend And The Makers are now confirmed to join the party, alongside a host of other acts that run the gauntlet between rock, metal, punk and indie; a variety of styles all united by a common attitude and a lust for life. As of today, also confirmed to join the bill are the following bands: Sonic Boom Six, Gnarwolves, Max Raptor, Straight Lines, Bleech, Messenger, The Hype Theory, Rob Jones (Missing Andy), Cytota, To The Bones, The Mercy House, Young Aviators, Legend In Japan, Flood Of Red, Messenger, Attention Thieves, Mia Klose, Burning Beaches, Vox Empire, Hey Vanity, The Dash, Damn Dice, The Derellas, Blast Until Moscow, Arms, Avosetta, The Din, The Talks, Romance, The Cramatics, Walk The Night, West Of The Sun, Chasing Cadence, Dumjaw, St Pierre Snake Invasion, Sondura, Kerri Watt, Shea, Star Scream, Milk N Kinski, Johnny Walker and Sean Grant.
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BEAT-HERDER: Legendary Lancastrian festival Beat-Herder has announced it’s first wave of artists with headliners including the Happy Mondays, The Orb, Boney M., French electronic pioneer Vitalic and Italian electro house punk upstarts The Bloody Beetroots. Renowned as one of the best parties of the summer Beat-Herder is celebrating it’s ninth year this July (Fri 18 – Sun 20) in the beautiful setting of the Ribble Valley in the shadow of Pendle Hill. Joining the first headline artists is an eclectic host of DJs, live acts, guitar bands, legends and freaks guaranteed to take the Beat-Herder party to the next level. The second wave of 2014’s line-up will be announced soon and rest assured it will be suitably bonkers but also brilliant. And most important of all, it’ll be the best party of the summer.
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PULSE FESTIVAL: Huey Morgan’s Fun Lovin’ Criminals will headline the Saturday night at this years Pulse Festival, which takes place on the outskirts of Southampton and the New Forest. The festival, which supports the Oceanward charity at Southampton General Hospital, will also see performances from hugely popular The Correspondents and Mr Scruff. Taking place from 23 to 25th May (Bank Holiday Weekend) there will be three days of music, food and festivities with two stages of the best live music and plenty of local beers and ciders. As usual, there will be a strong family vibe with plenty of entertainment for the kids. A strong supporter of local music, the festival will see some of the top local bands joining the bill, with Kings of Cowpunk, Pronghorn, joining A Ninja Slob Drew Me, Drumscapes, Grant Sharkey, Ian Easton, Keeley Filgo, LST, Scarlet Soho, Solar Wolf, Somahigh, Science of 8 Limbs and The Doghouse Boat Boys. Also confirmed are The Buddhist Punkz (featuring members of The Dub Pistols and Freestylers) and ÜBER≡TONE. A whole new area, The DJ Pit, has been added and will feature some of the best DJs on the scene.
Full details can be found on the festival website.
WAY OUT WEST: Outkast are confirmed to play at Way Out West in August. The utterly awesome André 3000 and Big Boi will be hopping over the Atlantic to play the 2014 edition, making this year's Way Out West even more stellar. Robyn & Röyksopp, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, Janelle Monáe, Pusha T, Brody Dalle, Joey Bada$$, Mø, The Julie Ruin and many other luminaries will grace the stage at Slottsskogen in Gothenburg, Sweden 7th - 9th August. Additionally, Little Dragon, Les Ambassadeurs (featuring Amadou of Amadou & Mariam) and Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri were also added to the festival line-up this week. And joining the Stay Out West nighttime programme are Mighty Oaks, Hozier and Nguzunguzu, with this part of the festival taking place in various venues across Gothenburg. Way Out West tickets are available now at International ticket buyers can find out more about booking flights to Gothenburg and accommodation
here. Listen to all confirmed artists for
Way Out West at Spotify.
FLOW FESTIVAL: Finland’s Flow Festival makes a welcome return this August with a broad selection of the moment’s most interesting music, stunning visual displays and unique festival diversions, with tickets on sale from today, March 6, at 8am. The crown jewel in the country’s music calendar, the event is organised again in the historic Suvilahti, a former power plant located just a short walk from the cosmopolitan capital Helsinki, former 'World Design Capital 2012'. They've announced OUTKAST, THE NATIONAL, JANELLE MONÁE, DIE ANTWOORD, BLOOD ORANGE, CHARLIE XCX, SLOWDIVE, BILL CALLAHAN, BONOBO, JON HOPKINS, JAMES HOLDEN, JAMIE XX, JUNGLE, JOEY BADA$$, TINARIWEN & more for the line-up!
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PLISSKëN FESTIVAL: This Summer on 6th and 7th June, a heavy-hitting, multi genre line-up will converge in Athens, Greece for the Plisskën festival - brought to you by the first promoters ever to bring an event of this magnitude to an inspirational city that’s seeped in culture, both ancient and brand new. Committed to great music over a multitude of genres, the environment and providing a foot in the door for Greek people looking to pursue a career in events, Plisskën is a festival with a big heart and even bigger ambitions, having already bagged nominations for Best Small Festival and Best Indoor Festival in the 2013 European Festival Αwards and a ‘Commended’ rating from the Greener Festival Awards in the same year. Mount Kimbie // Wild Beasts // Vitalic // Fuck Buttons // Wooden Shjips // Cooly G // D/R/U/G/S // Damien Jurado // Black Lips // Shackleton // Nightmares On Wax // No Age // 65 Days Of Static // Fink // Dirty Beaches // Crocodiles // Deadbeat // Eagles For Hands // Nadia Ksaiba // Lifelike // A Victim Of Society // Begun // Bombing The Avenue // Djuma Soundstsyem // Dotmessage // Dub Pistols // Ghost Culture // Girls VS Boys // Imam Baildi soundststem // Kyoka // Mickey Lightfoot // Nightmare Air // Noise Figures // Pad Trio // Plastic Flowers // Raketkanon // Saint Pepsi // Soft Moon // Son Lux // Suuns // Tijuana Panthers have been added to the bill. 
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THE GARDEN FESTIVAL CROATIA: Croatia’s founding electronic festival returns for its 9th season this summer, nestled upon the beautiful and idyllic Adriatic coastline. The festival has just announced more names joining the cast in July at The Garden Tisno. Francois K, Ewan Pearson, Justin Martin, Levon Vincent, Uovo aka Memoryman, Luca LTJ Trevisi, Andre Bratten and Jan Kincl Zero have all been added, along with the return of the legendary Derrick Carter who plays at the grand opening of the stunning, fully open air club, Barbarella’s Discotheque, on Saturday 28th June.
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