Finland was announced as the focus country for the 2013 edition of Eurosonic in The Netherlands way back in May, and now export agency Music Finland has announced seventeen acts it will be taking to the festival next month. It’s an excellent selection too, featuring CMU approved acts LCMDF, Rubik and Siinai, plus Sin Cos Tan, Phantoms and former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe, amongst others. A playlist of all the acts is available here.
Also in announcing mood is the Isle Of Wight Festival, which has just added Emili Sandé, Ben Howard, Laura Mvula, Lianne Le Havas, Palma Violets and more to it bill, which, as previously announce, is to be headlined by The Killers, Bon Jovi and The Stone Roses.
EUROSONIC NOORDERSLAG, Groningen, The Netherlands, 9-12 Jan 2013: French Films, Acid Symphony Orchestra, Death Hawks, Phantom, Eva & Manu, Lau Nau, LCMDF, Mesak, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, Satellite Stories, Sin Cos Tan, Siinai, Michael Monroe, Rubik, Disco Ensemble, Huoratron, Don Johnson Big Band. eurosonic-noorderslag.nl/en/
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, 13-16 Jun: Emeli Sandé, Ben Howard, Laura Mvula, Newton Faulkner, Palma Violets, Lianne La Havas, Willy Moon, Young Guns, Kids In Glass House, Tracer, The Levellers, Hugh Cornwell, Steve Forbert, The Blockheads, Stackridge. www.isleofwightfestival.com