With absolutely zero ado whatsoever, today’s FLUU takes us straight to London and Field Day, which this year will host the great and just-unveiled Solange, Kurt Vile, Mount Kimbie, Savages and Wild Nothing in addition to past confirmations Bat For Lashes, Four Tet and Animal Collective. And if that isn’t a live programme, I don’t know what is.
Field Day promoter Eat Your Own Ears boss Tom Baker told CMU: “I am really excited about the line-up for Field Day 2013, it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet! Now more names have been added to the already amazing line-up, which so far includes groundbreaking double bill of Animal Collective and Bat For Lashes, as well as legends Mulatu Astatke and Thomas Mapfumo. I personally can’t wait for Solange’s first ever UK festival appearance and I am honoured to welcome the seminal performance-poet John Cooper Clarke as well as the brilliant Kurt Vile and so many other thrilling artists – they are all going to blow people’s minds!”
Now it’s to Denmark and its premiere fest Roskilde, as has just added pop/R&B queen Rihanna to an existing billing that features Sigur Rós, Animal Collective, Danny Brown and Action Bronson. So, that’s unusual, as is Brighton’s Once Inch Badge-hosted Sea Monsters 3 seven-dayer. Its now-final artist list harbours such rare rock pearls as Negative Pegasus, Garwolves, Traams and Abi Wade, so go on and go to it.
Another mentionable going-on in the grand scheme of Euro-festivals is that Poland’s most distinguished indie fest Off, as has just named Deerhunter, Lens Lekman and Laurel Halo amid its initial live players.
And finally, those details – plus other European festival extras – in their entirety:
BOSPOP, Weert, The Netherlands, 13-14 Jul: Crosby, Stills & Nash, JJ Grey & Mofro, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. www.bospop.nl
ELECTRIC ELEPHANT, The Garden, Tisno, Croatia, 11-15 Jul: Mr Scruff, Michael Mayer, Tobias Thomas, Prosumer, DJ Nature, Pete Herbert. www.electricelephant.co.uk
FIELD DAY, Victoria Park, London, 25 May: Amateur Best, Connan Mockasin, Dark Dark Dark, Egyptian Hip Hop, John Cooper Clarke, Kurt Vile, Mount Kimbie, Palma Violets, Savages, Seth Troxler, Shed, Solange, Splashh, Stubborn Heart, Wild Nothing. www.fielddayfestivals.com
OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 2-4 Aug: Deerhunter, Jens Lekman, Metz, Merchandise, Laurel Halo. off-festival.pl
REDFEST, Robins Cook Farm, Surrey, 26-27 Jul: Bleed From Within, Bury Tomorrow,Hacktivist, Heart In Hand, Turbowolf, Feed The Rhino, Demoraliser, The James Cleaver Quintet, Idiom, Gnarwolves, Palm Reader, Zico Chain, The Call Back Academy, Empress, Legend In Japan, Freeze The Atlantic, God Damn, Of Fire And Fate, A Room Swept White. redfest.co.uk/2013
ROSKILDE, Denmark, 29 Jun – 7 Jul: Rihanna. roskilde-festival.dk
SEA MONSTERS 3, The Prince Albert, Brighton, 21-27 Jan: Kins, Negative Pegasus, Abi Wade, Gnarwolves, Suave Debonair, Physics House Band, AK/DK, Written In Waters, Traams, Holy Vessels, Broker, Soccer96, Sea Bastard, thedealwasforthediamonds, TigerCub, Plasticine, If Heroes Should Fall, Rum Committee, Phoria, Son Belly, 900 Spaces, Great Pagans, Jacko Hooper, Loose Lips, DA-10, Squadron leaders, The Witches, Luo, Almighty Planets. www.oibrecords.com/shows/#SEA MONSTERS 3
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