So, ‘this just in’ in European festivals; and two major players, Germany’s simultaneously-timed Southside and Hurricane fests, each see an influx of A-list artists, not least Bloc Party, Billy Talent and overall headliners Smashing Pumpkins.
Also doing the dual confirmation thing are the also-German Rock AM Ring and Rock In Park, who acquire an eclectic new-act blend featuring The Killers, Ellie Goulding, Papa Roach, Jake Bugg and Phoenix, who’ll make their first live appearances in five years at the two parallel events.
Also in today’s FLUU headlines, it’s a triple Croatian extravaganza, as electronic do Dimensions names Theo Parrish, Omar S, Hype Williams, Daphni, Pantha Du Prince, Machinedrum and The Invisible amid a vast list of initial DJs and bands. Its native rival Hideout reveals it’ll host the likes of SBTRKT, Marco Carola, Skream & Benga, Four Tet, Simian Mobile Disco and Floating Points in July, whilst the Adriatic island’s newest event, Love System, appeals to potential ticket-buyers by promising sets by Shonky, Bicep, Mario Basanov, Finnebassen, Ralph Lawson, Demac, Jay Shepheard and Ben Pearce.
Last but certainly not least, those organising the Gloucestershire-based 2000Trees unveil 65daysofstatic, Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships and others as initial artists playing their new post-rock/experimental festival ArcTanGent. Oh, and Limp Bizkit have said via Facebook that they’re stopping by at Download and Sonisphere France this year, so that’s nice.
ARCTANGENT, Fernhill Farm, Bristol, 29-31 Aug: 65daysofstatic, Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships, Rolo Tomassi, Maybeshewill, Johnny Foreigner, Castrovalva, Yndi Halda, This Town Needs Guns, That Fucking Tank, The Physics House Band, Among Brothers, Axes, Brontide. www.arctangent.co.uk
DIMENSIONS, Fort Punta Christo, Croatia, 5-9 Sep: Model 500, Theo Parrish, Moodymann, Dave Clarke, Daphni, Tony Allen, Mala In Cuba, Derrick May, Pantha Du Prince, Ben Klock, Omar S, Dixon, Hype Williams, Floating Points, Benji B, Boddika, Surgeon, Tikiman & Scion, Mala, Loefah, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Jets, Jimmy Edgar, Mr Scruff, Portico Quartet, Levon Vincent, Steffi, Roman Flugal, Norman Nodge, Bicep, Mosca, Machinedrum, Pangaea, Marcellus Pittman, Andres, Rick Whilite, Will Saul aka Close, The Invisible, Prosumer, Lawrence, Efdemin, John Roberts, Gerd Janson, Mark E, Move D, Mike Dehnert, dBridge, Marcus Intalex, Pariah, Midland, Huxley, Demdike Stare, Blackest Ever Black, Alexander Nut, Fatima, Andrew Ashong, Dego, Soulphition, Analogue, Cops, John Heckle, Iration Steppas, Stubborn Heart, Vessel, Olivier Daysoul, Dense & Pika, Mungo’s HiFi, Author, XXXY, Patrice Scott, Jay Daniel, Matthew Halsall Trio, LeFtO, Wife, Fracture, Romare, Eliphino, South London Ordnance, ARP 101, Endian, Moxie, Joe Rolet, Enis. www.dimensionsfestival.com
DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Leicestershire, 14-16 Jun: Limp Bizkit. www.downloadfestival.co.uk
HIDEOUT, Zrce Beach, Pah Croatia, 3-5 Jul: SBTRKT, Marco Carola, Skream & Benga, Four Tet, Simian Mobile Disco, Redlight, Floating Points, Tenskake, MK, Mistajam, Craig Richards, Ryan Crosson, Lee Foss, Infinity Ink, Artwork, Move D, Baauer, Bondax, Daniel Avery, Simon Baker, Kidnap Kid, Youandewan. www.hideoutfestival.com
HURRICANE, Scheeßel, Lower Saxony, Germany, 21-23 Jun: Smashing Pumpkins, Bloc Party, Alt-J, Billy Talent, Gogol Bordello, Jimmy Eat World, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ben Howard, Parkway Drive, Shout Out Louds, Johnossi, Converge, Steven Wilson, Passenger, SDP, Swim Deep, Skaters, OK Kid. www.hurricane.de/en
LOVE SYSTEM FESTIVAL, Punta Radman, Croatia, 30 May – 2 Jun: Shonky, Bicep, Mario Basanov, Finnebassen, Ralph Lawson, Demac, Jay Shepheard, Ben Pearce, wAFF, HNQO, Midland, George FitzGerald, Sven Weisemann, Paleman, Ossie, Trikk, Kolombo, Dirty Channels, Climbers, JOBE, Klose One, Matt Fear, Kreature, Squarehead, SION, Mike Gill, Markas, Jonny Cade, Lauren Lo Sung. www.lovesystemfestival.com
ROCK AM RING, Nurburgring, Germany, 7-9 Jun: The Killers, All Time Low, Ellie Goulding, Papa Roach, The Bloody Beetroots, Bullet, Coal Chamber, Graveyard, Hacktivist, Hurts, Imagine Dragons, Jake Bugg, Leslie Clio, Phoenix, The BossHoss, Asking Alexandria, Pierce The Veil. www.rock-am-ring.com
ROCK IM PARK, Zeppelinfeld, Nürnberg, German, 7-9 Jun: The Killers, All Time Low, Ellie Goulding, Papa Roach, The Bloody Beetroots, Bullet, Coal Chamber, Graveyard, Hacktivist, Hurts, Imagine Dragons, Jake Bugg, Leslie Clio, Phoenix, The BossHoss, Asking Alexandria, Pierce The Veil. www.rock-im-park.com
SONISPHERE FRANCE, Snowhall Park, Amnéville, France, 8-9 Jun: Limp Bizkit. fr.sonisphere.eu
SOUTHSIDE, Take Off Park, Munich, Neuhausen Ob Eck, 21-23 Jun: Smashing Pumpkins, Bloc Party, Alt-J, Billy Talent, Gogol Bordello, Jimmy Eat World, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ben Howard, Parkway Drive, Shout Out Louds, Johnossi, Converge, Steven Wilson, Passenger, SDP, Swim Deep, Skaters, OK Kid. www.southside.de/en
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