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Festival line-up update – 22 Mar 2012

Artist News Gigs & Festivals

Slam Dunk Festival

2000TREES, Upcote Farm, Withington, Gloucestershire, 12-14 Jul: Notable new 2000trees recruits Dry The River, Lower Than Atlantis, 2:54, Future Of The Left and Lanterns On The Lake draw level with those acts already confirmed for this eco-conscious music fest, not least 65daysofstatic, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rolo Tomassi, Gallows, Dog Is Dead and Gallops. www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

CROISSANT NEUF SUMMER PARTY, Usk, Monmouthshire, 10-12 Aug: Willy Mason and Seth Lakeman lead out the initial list of acts destined to visit Crossant Neuf’s solar-powered summer fest, as will also be graced by This Is The Kit, Laid Blak, Gabby Young & Other Animals and Yes Sir Boss. www.croissantneuf.co.uk

EXIT FESTIVAL, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia, 12-15 Jul: All-new Exit add-ons Felix Da Housecat, Plan B, TEED and Avicii align with the subjects of past line-up proclamations, not least Guns N Roses, New Order, Plan B, Richie Hawtin, Gossip, Wolfmother and Azari & III. www.exitfest.org

LOUNGE ON THE FARM, Merton Farm, Canterbury, Kent, 6-8 Jul: Taking place in the ripe and rural scenery of a working Kentish farm, this year’s Lounge edition is new to nurture just announced headliners The Charlatans plus further artists including AlunaGeorge, Charli XCX, Dub Pistols, The Good Natured, Jess Mills, Man Like Me, Bastille, HervĂ© and Disclosure. This marvellous lot accompany an aforementioned LOTF line-up that includes The Wombats, Emeli Sande, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Mystery Jets, Roots Manuva, David Rodigan and Goldie. www.loungeonthefarm.co.uk

SHAMBALA, secret location, The Midlands, 23-27 Aug: First on the roster for this most secretive of Midlands-based fancy dress fests are the likes of Roots Manuva, Billy Bragg, The Selecter, Lau and Toddla T & MC DRS, all of whose stage performances are to be primarily powered by renewable energy sources. Quite right, too. www.shambalafestival.org

SLAM DUNK, Leeds University/University Of Hertfordshire, 27 May: Pop punk vets Cartel appear beside No Trigger, Heartsounds, Save Your Breath and emo rap type MC Lars on Slam Dunk’s latest enlisted acts, proving fine company for existing bookings Taking Back Sunday, Architects, Every Time I Die, Set Your Goals, The King Blues, and Make Do And Mend. www.slamdunkmusic.com/slam-dunk-festival

TENNENT’S VITAL, Ward Park, Bangor, Northern Ireland, 21-22 Aug: Headliners Foo Fighters and The Stone Roses, and not to mention The Black Keys and Florence And The Machine, make for a fortified first foursome fated for Tennent’s most essential outdoor bill, with further acts to be unveiled shortly. www.tennentsvital.com

TRUCK FESTIVAL, Hill Farm, Steventon, 20-21 Jul: British Sea Power, The Low Anthem, The Temper Trap, Guillemots and Three Trapped Tigers now figure high amidst the Truck roster, joining Mystery Jets, 65daysofstatic, Villagers and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. www.thisistruck.com

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