Friday 15 February 2013, 12:38 | By Aly Barchi
Festival line-up update – 15 Feb 2013
Ah, festivals, always adding new artists. Take Manchester’s Parklife Weekender, for instance, which is taking place in a still-tba secret location. Probably a park. But what’s certain is that it’ll feature live sets by Plan B, Example, Rita Ora, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, Disclosure and a million (well, several tens of) other acts.
Another festival making significant additions to its live programme is exclamatory German ‘Partei’ Melt!, which is this year hosting hot acts like The Knife, James Blake, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Julio Bashmore, SBTRKT and Flying Lotus. Then there’s Wakestock, a beachy collegiate pop happening whose first-added ‘wave’ of names features Example, Magnetic Man and Zane Lowe.
Finally, the Montreux Jazz Festival has announced that the first artist on its line-up is Prince, who will play not one, not two, but three shows at this year’s festival. Tickets for each show will be individually priced at 175 Swiss francs for the cheap seats and 375 Swiss francs for those who want the best. That works out at £122 for skinflints and £276 for people who realise that musicians need to eat. Honestly, if you’re only willing to pay £122 for a gig ticket, you might as well just download a grainy video of it off The Pirate Bay.
Anyway, here are all the new additions in full:
AS ONE IN THE PARK, Victoria Park, London, 26 May: Rita Ora. www.asoneinthepark.com
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, South Derbyshire, 8-11 Aug: Exodus, Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood, Dying Fetus, Scar Symmetry, Pritchard v Dainton, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab, The Prophecy. www.bloodstock.uk.com
BURTON AGNESS JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL, Burton Agnes Hall, East Yorkshire, 5-7 Jul: Kenny Ball, Simon McBride. www.burtonagnes.com
HEBCELT, Stornoway, Scotland, 17-20 Jul: Van Morrison, Lau, Karine Polwart, The Travelling Band, Fatherson, The Chair, Rusty Shackle. www.hebceltfest.com
HIGH DEFINITION, Forest Farm, Essex, 29 Jun: Labrinth. www.hdfest.co.uk
LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL, Glynde Place, East Sussex, 5-7 Jul: Bryan Ferry, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Michael Kiwanuka, Courtney Pine, Gregory Porter, Portico Quartet, Roller Trio, Gogo Penguin, Naturally 7. www.lovesupremefestival.com
MELT!, Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany, 19-21 Jul: The Knife, James Blake, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Julio Bashmore, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Everything Everything, Purity Ring, Daughter, Marcel Dettmann, Disclosure, Swim Deep, Django Django, DJ Koze, Todd Terje & Lindstrøm, Chvrches, Dan Deacon, Joy Orbison, Modeselektor & Apparat, Mount Kimbie, Miss Kittin, Mykki Blanco, Woodkid, Zebra Katz, Karenn, Eats Everything, Ben UFO, Ellen Allien, Fantastic Mr Fox, Function, Get Physical Special feat Andhim, Catz N Dogz, MANDY, Smash TV , Wankelmut, Henrik Schwarz & Band, James Holden, Kettcar, King Krule, Ben Klock, Laing, Christian Löffler, Barnt, Oliver Koletzki, Markus Kavka, Owen Pallett, Art Department, Jamie Jones, Bambounou, Damian Lazarus, Roosevelt, Rudimental, Ry/Frank Wiedemann, Schwarzmann, Scuba, Shields, Sinkane, Solomun, The 1975, Otto Von Schirach. www.meltfestival.de
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL, various venues, Montreux, Switzerland, 5-20 Jul: Prince. www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/2013/en
PARKLIFE WEEKENDER, location tba, Manchester, 8-9 Jun: Plan B, Example, Rita Ora, The Maccabees, Jessie Ware, Delphic, Crazy P, Quadron, Trojan Sound System, and Will Tramp, Rudimental, The Horrors, Everything Everything, Disclosure, Wretch 32, Johnny Marr, DJ Fresh, Mark Ronson & A-Trak, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Simian Mobile Disco, Todd Terje & Lindstrom, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Iggy Azalea, Riot Jazz, Juicy DJs, Johnny Dub, Jurassic 5, Madeon, Four Tet, Maya Jane Coles, AlunaGeorge, Daphni, Danny Brown, John Talabot, Krystal Klear, Cyril Hahn, Lapalux, Maceo Plex, Kerri Chandler, Davide Squillace, Tale Of Us, Shaun Reeves, Cirillo, Heidi, Bicep, Cassy, George Fitzgerald, DJ Ellesse, Derrick Carter, Lee Foss, Dyed Soundorom, Richy Ahmed, Rob James, Waff, Netsky, High Contrast, Camo & Krooked, Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, Spy, Fabio, Nu:Logic, Fred G v Grafix, Metrik, and MCs: Wrec, Dynamite, Rexas, Youthstar, James Zabiela, Fake Blood, Redlight, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Bondax, Dusky, Huxley, Maribou State, Sub Focus, Benga, Jaguar Skills, Hype, Friction, Foreign Beggars, Roni Size, Dismantle, Culprit 1, North Base and MCs: Dynamite, GQ, IC3, ID, Tonn Piper, Toy, Liars, Savages, King Krule, Toro Y Moi, Post War Years, Joey Bada$$, Andy C, Benga, DJ Ez, Breakage, Joker, Roses Gabor, Broken English, Rich Reason, TNGHT, Action Bronson, Zebra Katz, Breakbot, Hudson Mohawke, Jackmaster, Redinho, Spencer, Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Subb-an, Shaun Reeves, Rob James, Francesca Lombardo, Max Cooper, and Will Tramp, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything & Justin Martin, Scuba, Tiga, Benoit & Sergio, Lone, Alexis Raphael, David Rodigan, The Toddla T Sound, Shy FX, Zinc, The Bug, Dub Phizix, Strategy, Mele, Venom Sound System. www.parklife.uk.com
WAKESTOCK, Abersoch, North Wales, 12-14 Jul: Example, Magnetic Man, Zane Lowe, Bastille, The 1975, Jackmaster, Mele, Monki. www.wakestock.co.uk