FAO long-haired lovers of Castle Donington’s own Download; the festival has drawn new bookings like Enter Shikari and Jimmy Eat World (and Korn) into a rock-ruled fold reigned over by headliners-at-large Slipknot, Rammstein and Iron Maiden.
All the way over at Cheshire’s Lovell Telescope (or rather, beneath and slightly in front of it), Icelanders Sigur Rós – who have a nearly-new LP in last year’s ‘Valtari’ to push – confirm the first of two featured bookings in today’s FLUU summary, the first at Live From Jodrell Bank on 30 Aug. The other is a space at Cornwall’s The xx, Kaiser Chiefs and Eddie Izzard-starring Eden Sessions.
Back in the North West, and Liverpool Sound City has announced its initial list of live guests, which includes The Walkmen, Reverend & The Makers, Toy, Egyptian Hip Hop and Chapel Club. LSC is a music convention too, of course, and added to the proceedings on that side of things is Everything But The Girl’s Tracey Thorn, who will be speaking about her new autobiography ‘Bedsit Disco Queen’, and The Wombats frontman Murph and his manager Simon Bobbet, who will be in conversation.
In addition to that lot, you may wish to make a memo of new artist bookings at ATP’s Deerhunter and TV on The Radio-curated summer events; Sonar’s equally fine Reykjavik and Barcelona-based editions; and a rare live appearance by Primal Scream as headliners at Scotland’s Wickerman.
ATP CURATED BY DEERHUNTER, Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, 21-23 Jun: Breeders, Kim Gordon & Ikue Mori, William Basinski, James, Roj & Julian, Ex Models & Kid Millions, Samara Lubelski, Blues Control & Laraaji. www.atpfestival.com/events/deerhunter.php
ATP CURATED BY TV ON THE RADIO, Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands, 10-12 May: De La Soul, DOOM, Doseone, Dark Dark Dark, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dragons Of Zynth, Lone Wolf And Cub. www.atpfestival.com/events/tvontheradio.php
DOWNLOAD, Donington Park, Leicestershire, 14-16 Jun: Korn, Parkway Drive, Jimmy Eat World, Enter Shikari, The Hives, Converge, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Heavens Basement, Young Guns, Cancer Bats, Down, Airbourne, Amon Amarth, 3 Doors Down, UFO, The Sword, Black Dogs, Huntress, In This Moment, and Five Finger Death Punch, Hacktivist, Hellyeah, Last Witness, Vision Of Disorder, Earthtone9, Hardcore Superstar, I Am I, Goldsboro, Walking Papers. www.downloadfestival.co.uk
EDEN SESSIONS, Eden Project, Cornwall, full 2013 dates tba: Sigur Rós. www.edenproject.com/sessions
LIVE FROM JODRELL BANK, Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, full 2013 dates tba: Sigur Rós. www.livefromjodrellbank.com
LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY, various venues, Liverpool, 2-4 May: The Walkmen, Reverend & The Makers, Toy, Egyptian Hip Hop, Murkage, Chapel Club, Fossil Collective, The 1975, Hawk Eyes, Swim Deep, The Family Rain. www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
SONAR BARCELONA, Zamora, Barcelona, Spain, 13-15 Jun: Liars, Nicolas Jaar, Gold Panda, Karenn (Blawan & Pariah), Mykki Blanco, Maceo Plex, Delorean, Darkstar, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sherwood & Pinch, Foreign Beggars, Baauer, La Bien Querida, Christeene, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team & Matthias Zimmermann. www.sonar.es/en
SONAR REYKJAVIK, Harpa Concert House, Iceland, 15-16 Feb: John Talabot, Sin Fang, Óli Ofur, DJ Andrés, Sóley, Yagya, CasaNova, Kalli & Ewok, Ben Sol, Terrordisco. sonarreykjavik.com/en
WICKERMAN, East Kirkcarswell Farm, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, 26-27 Jul: Primal Scream, Public Service Broadcasting. www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk
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