Scandinavian pop oddities The Knife – who are doing lots of things at the moment – have just added extra dates to their live itinerary, they having been named (as has Solange, by the way) to appear at Finnish festival Flow and Sweden’s Øya and Way Out West.
Also notable in the grand scheme of all-things FLUU are the four facts that: Spain’s Arctic Monkeys/Killers/QOTSA-headlined Beniccasim has added Kaiser Chiefs, Hurts, Rizzle Kicks and AlunaGeorge; this year’s edition of Icelandic fest Airwaves has started to take shape (its first representatives being Omar Souleyman, Gold Panda, No Joy and various others); The Human League have made public their place atop Wychwood’s 2013 programme; and Paul Weller (and Ke$ha) have boarded the Isle Of Wight billing.
Talking of which, this is what Weller says about that: “It’s been a while since I’ve played the Isle of Wight Festival and I’m excited to be playing it this year, it’s a great way to kick off the summer”.
Yawn. But wait, because it’s time to hear a slightly less standard quote from Wet Nuns, who say this about the festival they’re hosting (and playing at), the now finalized (and Temples, Bo Ningen and Wolf People-featuring) Detestival: “Detestival is basically an incredibly selfish opportunity for us to put on what we think is the best line-up of bands in the UK, every single band performing on the weekend we have either played with or seen in the last couple of years. We adore and hate every single band with a fiery intensity, they are all far too good and talented and we hate and love them for it. Now we have created an opportunity for us to play with them all, in the city where we have honed our sloppy talent”.
BENICASSIM, FIB Heineken, Valencia, Spain, 18-21 Jul: Kaiser Chiefs, Hurts, AlunaGeorge, China Rats, Deap Vally, Echo Lake, Rizzle Kicks, Temples. fiberfib.com
DETESTIVAL, Queens Social Club, Sheffield, 30-31 Mar: Toy, Hawk Eyes, Temples, Black Moth, Throng, Salem Rages, Temple Of Coke, Dry Heaves, Flaming Skulls. wetnuns.com/blog
FLOW FESTIVAL, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, 7-11 Aug: The Knife, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Azealia Banks, Blixa Bargeld, Solange, Mykki Blanco, Of Monsters And Men, Karenn, Jupiter & Okwess International, Ebo Taylor, Sarah Kivi & Non-Orchestra, Karri Koira. www.flowfestival.com/en
ICELAND AIRWAVES, various venues, Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 Oct – 3 Nov: Omar Souleyman, Gold Panda, Goat, Fatima Al Qadiri, Anna Von Hausswolff, No Joy, Hjaltal√≠n, Pascal Pinon, Valdimar, Tilbury, Ojba Rasta, Momentum. icelandairwaves.is
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, 13-16 Jun: Paul Weller, I Am Kloot, Ke$ha, Kodaline, Devlin, Little Angels, Willy Mason, Lawson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Ian Hunter, Gypsy Queens. www.isleofwightfestival.com
ØYA, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Sweden, 6-10 Aug: The Knife, Solange. oyafestivalen.com
TIME WARP MANNHEIM, Maimarkthalle, Mannheim, Germany, 6 Apr: Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Chris Liebing, Dubfire, Jamie Jones,Visionquest (Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves), Dixon, Len Faki, Magda, Ellen Allien, Monika Kruse, Karotte, Marcel Dettmann, Pan-Pot, Joseph Capriati, Agoria, Matthias Tanzmann, Mathias Kaden, Nick Curly, Valentino Kanzyani, Nicone & Sascha Braemer, Keinemusik (Adam Port, David Mayer, Rampa, &Me), Tommy Four Seven, Wankelmut, Hector, Alle Farben, Nekes, Seebase, Steffen Baumann, Sasch BBC, Steffen Deux, Sebastian Kreikemeier, Gaiser, Lexy & K-Paul, Matador, Oliver Schories, Bunte Bummler. www.time-warp.de
WAY OUT WEST, Slottsskogen, Gothenburg, Sweden, 8-10 Aug: The Knife, Solange. www.wayoutwest.se/en
WYCHWOOD, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, 31 May – 2 Jun: The Human League, The Other Tribe, Polarsets, Cave Painting, The History Of Apple Pie, Mt Wolf, Dems, Lloyd Yates. www.wychwoodfestival.com
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