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Festival line-up update – 23 May 2011

By | Published on Monday 23 May 2011

Lake Of Stars

ELBJAZZ FESTIVAL, various venues, Hamburg, 27-28 May: Paolo Nutini leads the line-up at Hamburg’s swingin jazz fest, with acts including American bassist extraordinaire Charlie Haden and his Quartet West, Funk Unit with Swedish trombone player Nils Landgren, and a host of other singers, musicians and DJs also set to whip up a jazzy atmosphere across assorted large and small venues citywide.

HEVY, Port Lympne Wildlife Park, Kent, 5-8 Aug: Hevy organisers have added to their buzzworthy bill a new list of names for hardcore metal-loving rock fans’ eyes only, including Defeater, US punks Make Do And Mend, Lower Than Atlantis, Carcer City, Giants and Bastions. Previously confirmed bookings include Funeral For A Friend, Dillinger Escape Plan, Four Year Strong, Bouncing Souls and Capdown.

LAKE OF STARS, Malawi, Africa, 30 Sep – 2 Oct: Taking place in one of the more exotic locations on the festival calendar, this astral African event will host England’s very own Foals in pole position, with afro-pop jazz rockers Freshlyground also on the billing.

T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 8-10 Jul: Joining Felix da Housecat, Vitalic, Leftfield and the other existing residents of the Slam Tent at this year’s T are techno baron Dave Clarke, Tiga, Hudson Mohawke and Chris Liebing. James Holden, Craig Richards, The Black Dog, Mark Henning and dance pioneer DJ Sneak will also put in appearances.

WAKESTOCK, Abersoch Bay, Wales, 8-10 Jul: Newly poised to partake in the frolics down at Wakestock’s beachy bash are ex-Busted babe Charlie Simpson, Sub Focus, Fenech-Soler and Rizzle Kicks. They join an aforementioned roster of artists like Biffy Clyro, The Cribs, Ellie Goulding, Wretch 32 and Example.