So, the Reading and Leeds festivals have just announced their next wave of line-up additions, with Biffy Clyro joining Eminem as headliners for their only UK festival appearances of this year. Also on the bill with them will be System Of A Down, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Bring Me The Horizon and that Jake Bugg.
Elsewhere, Irish festival Oxegen has confirmed its return after a one-year break (albeit reduced from a three to a two day event), while Wakefieldian all-dayer Long Divison has added some acts, with organiser Dean Freeman (also editor of Rhubarb Bomb zine) saying this of booking 2013 headliners The Fall: “We have wanted to book them since our first year and to finally have them coming to Wakefield is a dream come true. They are utterly unique and the perfect headliners for a festival run by a fanzine; contrary, awkward, endlessly creative and never bowing to commerciality”.
So, that’s nice. And now, info on other nice listings missives care of Benicassim, Blissfields and Cornwall’s pleasingly-programmed Pleasure Principle…
BENICASSIM, FIB Heineken, Valencia, Spain, 18-21 Jul: Dizzee Rascal, The Courteeners, Guadalupe Plata, Spacin. fiberfib.com
BLISSFIELDS, Vicarage Farm, Hampshire, 5-7 Jul: Mystery Jets, Bastille, Clean Bandit, Matt Corby, The Other Tribe, Post War Years, Marika Hackman, Public Service Broadcasting, Far Too Loud, Zion Train feat Perch & Dubdadda, Subgiant, Subsource, Beans On Toast, Ally Wolf, Animal, Axis Mundi, Beard Of Wolves, Belligerence, Bellyeyesmile, Ben Goddard, Bitr8, Bosch Stacey, Boule, Charlie Ayliffe, Charlie Fox, Cholombian, Chris Ward (Tropics), Deadproud, Dem Hungry, DJ Grey Jumps, Dr Strangelove’s Burlesque Discotheque, Eddy Rocksteddy, Fervent, Flight Brigade, Hairy Hands, Heathward, Holy Vessel, It’s A Sin DJs, Jay B, Joe Raygun, Josh Savage, K1r3y, Kemp, Kill Em Dead Cowboy, Loveless DJs, Luca Pilato, Mary Miss Fairy, Matt Perriment, Matty Lah , Morgan Hislop (Remnant Psyche), Nathan Lambert, Nick Tann, Psychedelia DJs, Remnant Psyche, Reventure, Rockfeedback DJs, Sean Mcgowan, So8l, Soundtracks, Suicide Party, Terminal Fear, The Raged, The Widowmaker, Tom Lowman, Transgressive Records Soundsystem, Tyde, Upon The Shore, Will Chump, Will Ozanne (Gang Colours), Willow, Winterhours, Zenthetix. www.blissfields.co.uk
LEEDS FESTIVAL, Bramham Park, Leeds, 23-25 Aug 2013: Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Jake Bugg and Bring Me The Horizon. www.leedsfestival.com
LONG DIVISION, various venues, Wakefield, Yorkshire, 8 Jun: The Fall, Ghostpoet, Howard Marks, Nine Black Alps, RM Hubbert, Ed Tudor Pole, Skint & Demoralised, Dead Sons, Post War Glamour Girls, The Spills, Johnny The Firth, Michael Ainsley, The Matadors, The Sunbeams. www.longdivisionfestival.co.uk
PLEASURE PRINCIPLE, Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall, 26-28 Apr: David Ram Jam Rodigan, Ruff Sqwad, Optimo, Leroy Burgess (Live PA), Benji B, Mr. Saturday Night, L.I.E.S. ft. Ron Morelli & Steve Summers, Artwork, Krystal Klear, Kowton, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Kool Clap, All Caps. pleasureprinciple.net
READING FESTIVAL, Richfield Avenue, Reading, 23-25 Aug 2013: Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down, Fall Out Boy, Foals, Jake Bugg and Bring Me The Horizon. www.readingfestival.com