So we begin today’s FLUUs at the 20th ever T (In The Park), as Team T reveal that the festival’s Slam Tent will feature the dance-y likes of Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Joy Orbison and a back-to-back DJ-off by Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann. Non EDM-fans can find consolation in the fact that Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and The Killers are headlining T overall.
Oh, and what’s this? It’s only the 65daysfostatic-starring ArcTanGent, as is based in the idyllic confines of Cheddar, Somerset. Non-cheesy new additions to that festival – specifically Fuck Buttons, Future Of The Left, Bo Ningen, Gallops and Talons – make for a fine billing when considered alongside the already-named Rolo Tomassi, Johnny Foreigner, Islet and Brontide. Hurrah for that.
But what of Jake Bugg, who’s going back to his spiritual beginnings by headlining Splendour festival in Nottingham, aka the city of his (relatively recent) birth? Well, that’s about the size of it really, bar an enthusiastic speech by Bugg, who says: “It’s great to be headlining Splendour in my hometown. It’ll be my biggest crowd to date. It’s hard to believe I was playing the courtyard stage two years ago! Thanks to everyone in Nottingham for their support”.
Yes, thanks Nottingham. Thanks a bunch. And thanks, too, to this lot:
ARCTANGENT, Fernhill Farm, Cheddar, Somerset, 29-31 Aug: Fuck Buttons, Future Of The Left, And So I Watch You From Afar, Islet, Bo Ningen, Gallops, Turbowolf, Arcane Roots, Blacklisters, You Slut!, Talons. arctangent.co.uk
BOOMTOWN FAIR, Matterley Bowl, Winchester, 8-11 Aug: Beat The Red Light, Chris Murray, Citizen Fish, Dirty Revolution, Faintest Idea, First Degree Burns, Graveyard Johnnys, Inner Terrestrials, L.O.C., Left Alone, Neck, Rotfront, Sicknote, Smokey Bastard, Street Dogs, The Brains, The Casualties, The Junk, The Mahones, The Peacocks, The Restarts, Roughneck Riot, Will Tun and The Wasters, Worldly Savages. www.boomtownfair.co.uk
HEINEKEN OPEN’ER, Gdynia, Poland, 3-6 Jul: Editors, Skunk Anasie, Modest Mouse, Alt-J. opener.pl/en
HELLFEST, Clisson, France, 21-23 Jun: Def Leppard, Europe, Ghost, Black Breath, Hellyeah, POD. www.hellfest.fr
SPLENDOUR, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, 20 Jul: Jake Bugg, Squeeze, KT Tunstall, Maximo Park. www.splendourfestival.com
STOCKTON WEEKENDER, Riverside Park, Stockton, 27-28 Jul: Primal Scream, Dexys, The Proclaimers. www.stocktonweekender.co.uk
T IN THE PARK, Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland, 12-14 Jul: Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Seth Troxler, Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann, Slam, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Nina Kraviz, Claude Von Stroke, Eats Everything, Jackmaster, Joy Orbison, Silicone Soul. www.tinthepark.com
ULTRA EUROPE, Poljud Stadium, Split, Croatia, 12-14 Jul: Steve Aoki. ultraeurope.com
V-DUB ISLAND, County Showground, Northwood, Isle Of Wight, 15-19 Aug: Gareth Icke. v-dubisland.com
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