Monday 11 February 2013, 12:12 | By Aly Barchi
Festival line-up update – 11 Feb 2013
Hey, FLUU fans. Are you all aware that non-materialistic popstar Jessie J is the fifth bill-topper (the others being The xx, Kaiser Chiefs, Sigur Rós and Eddie Izzard) to be added to Cornwall’s Eden Sessions programme for 2013? A charitably bald J will be playing on 14 Jul, if anyone cares.
Martin Williams, the main man in marketing at the Eden Project, sure cares, and so he says: “Announcing a star of Jessie J’s huge stature is a massive coup for the 2013 Eden Sessions. We’re really excited that she is going to be dazzling fans at the Eden Project. This latest announcement adds another dimension to a fabulous line-up, showing the true versatility and quality of the Eden Sessions”.
Picturesque indie fest 2000Trees is another one updating its listings, as now feature Gallops and Thursday-night headliners Future Of The Left. 2000Trees warden Andy Rea says: “We are really pleased to welcome back some of our favourite bands and we were inundated with fan requests for them. We’re certain it will be one to remember and we can’t wait for the music to start”.
And that’s not all. Other highlights of the day in our FLUUs include Bonobo aligning with Chic (feat Nile Rodgers) atop Birmingham’s self explanatorily-billed Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival; an initial wave of artists (A Guy Called Gerald, Luke Vibert and LFO) striking Bang Face right smack in the visage; a Bo Ningen, Meursault and Robyn Hitchcock-featuring first line-up missive c/o Scotland’s Doune The Rabbit Hole; and Wychwood acquiring live rights to Kate Nash.
2000TREES, Upcote Farm, Withington, Cheltenham, 11-13 Jul: Future Of The Left, Gallops, The Xcerts, Max Raptor, Freeze The Atlantic, Empire. www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
BANG FACE WEEKENDER, Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay, 13-15 Sep: LFO, Rebuild, Graham Massey, A Guy Called Gerald, Venetian Snares, Luke Vibert, Black Sun Empire, Congo Natty: Rebel MC & Tenor Fly & Congo Dubs, DJ Pierre, Phuture, Shut Up And Dance, Aphrodite, Krome & Time, Kid606, Otto von Shirach, Hellfish & Producer, The Panacea, Kanji Kinetic, Rotator, Broken Note, Saint Acid, Bang Face Crew. www.bangface.com
EDEN SESSIONS, Eden Project, Cornwall, dates tba: Jessie J. www.edenproject.com/sessions
DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE, secret location, Scotland, 22-25 Aug: The John Langan Band, Haight Ashbury, Galoshins, Meursault, Bo Ningen, Bombskare, The Monochrome Set, Robyn Hitchcock, Rozi Plain, Mother Ganga, Horndog Brass Band, Jo Mango, Randolph’s Leap, Rachel Sermanni. dounetherabbithole.co.uk
MOSTLY JAZZ, FUNK & SOUL FESTIVAL, Moseley Park, Birmingham, 5-7 Jul: Bonobo, Soul II Soul Sound System, Craig Charles, Stubborn Heart, Troumaca. mostlyjazz.co.uk
WYCHWOOD, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, 31 May – 2 Jun: Kate Nash, Craig Charles, Police Dog Hogan, Emily And The Woods, Seasfire, NewQuay Times. www.wychwood.co.uk