Several of today’s FLUUs are Yorkshire-based, as it happens, so why not start with those.
First, alphabetically, is indie-fest Beacons, as has just named Django Django, Eats Everything, Egyptian Hip Hop, Floating Points and David Rodigan amid its very nice initial ‘phase’ of artist additions. Meanwhile, Leeds’ city-central pop/rock do Live At…well, Leeds, oozes allure via first-confirmed guest players like AlunaGeorge, Peace, King Krule, Laura Mvula… and Darwin Deez. Likewise – in terms of being in Yorkshire, that is – this year’s familial and machine-themed Deer Shed ensigns its first names; specifically Willy Mason, The Milk, solo Supergrass man Gaz Coombes… and Darwin Deez (again). The kids really love Darwin Deez.
Keeping far away from Yorkshire (and Darwin Deez) this FLUU season is Oslo’s Øya, which – according to a list of its new bookings – is to host Slayer, Azealia Banks, Disclosure and Alabama Shakes alongside Blur, Angel Haze, HAIM and co.
Also worth a mention, is that Finland’s Flow Festival, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is offering a 10% discount of tickets to UK residents. The festival announced its first run of acts last week, including The Knife, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Solange, Azealia Banks and Of Monsters And Men. More ticket details available here.
Now to a summation of all the above line-up announcements, plus new info on Turkish dance delight Sunsplash Antalya and sleepless Dutch stay-over Motel Mozaique:
BEACONS, Funkirk Estate, Carleton, North Yorkshire, 16-18 Aug: Django Django, Theo Parrish, Moon Duo, Floating Points, David Rodigan, Ben UFO, Egyptian Hip Hop, Oneman, Eats Everything, Bicep, Dutch Uncles, Machine Drum, Bondax, Esben And The Witch, Andres, Chad Valley, Channel One Soundsystem, Move D (DJ set), Jon K, Hookworms, Childhood, Temples, Drenge, Wolf Alice, Jaws, Thumpers. www.greetingsfrombeacons.com
DEER SHED, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, 19-21 Jul: Darwin Deez, The Milk, Willy Mason, Gaz Coombes, The Unthanks, Public Service Broadcasting, To Kill A King, Zervas And Pepper, Kitty The Lion, Blue Rose Code, Gaz Coombes, Marconi Union, Tubular Bells For Two. www.deershedfestival.com
LIVE AT LEEDS, various venues, Leeds, 3-5 May: AlunaGeorge, Darwin Deez, Everything Everything, Little Comets, Peace, Rudimental, The Pigeon Detectives, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Staves, Tribes, Arlissa, King Krule, Laura Mvula, Lewis Watson, Ryan Keen, Soley, Swim Deep, The 1975, The Crookes, The Neighbourhood, Theme Park, Wave Machines, Battle Lines, Blackeye, Charles Bruno, Charlie Straw, China Rats, Dan Croll, Dancing Years, Department M, Fawn Spots, George Ezra, Happy Daggers, Harry George Johns, Hudson Taylor, Hunting Bears, Indiana, Jacob Banks, Jagwar Ma, Joe Banfi, Joel Baker, Jordan Allen, Marika Hackman, Marsicans, Nick Mulvey, Ofei, Pete Roe, Peter & Kerry, Post War Glamour Girls, Roo Panes, Saint Raymond, Sam Smith, Seasfire, Sj Bravo, Skaters, Sons And Lovers, Sweet Baboo, Swimming Lessons, The Family Rain, The Glass Caves, The Grand, The Struts, Thomas J Speight, We Were Frontiers, Witch Hunt, Yadi. www.liveatleeds.com
MOTEL MOZAIQUE, various venues, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 5-6 Apr: John Grant, AlunaGeorge, Daughter, Sinkane, Stornoway, Jah Wobble & The Modern, Matthew E White, Jazz Ensemble, Brasstronaut, Ethan Johns, Submotion Orchestra, Valgeir Sigurdsson, TEEN, Jaga Jazzist & Sinfonia Rotterdam, The Growlers, Daley, José James, Retro Stefson, The Broken Brass Ensemble, Rocketnumbermine, Jacco Gardner, Marble Sounds, Jagwar Ma, The Milk Carton Kids, Night Works. www.motelmozaique.nl/en
ØYA, Gamlebyen, Oslo, Norway, 6-10 Aug: Slayer, Alabama Shakes, Azealia Banks, Disclosure, Jupiter Bokondji & Okwess International, Atlanter, Kvelertak, Metz. oyafestivalen.com
SUNSPLASH ANTALYA, Hillside Su Hotel, Antalya, Turkey, 2-9 Jun: Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Kirk Degiorgio, Koreless, Phil Asher, Rainer Trueby, Martin ‘AtJazz’ Iveson, Lefto, Ahu, Zaf Chowdhry, Djsoulprovyder. www.sunsplash-festival.com