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Festival line-up update – 6 Dec 2012

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So, South By Southwest has announced a load of new artists playing its festival in 2013, and as usual it’s a list far too long to publish here. You can see a selection below though, and feel free to check out the lot over at this link.

Here in the UK, the Focus Wales festival and conference has announced its first artists, who include Charlotte Church, who will be showcasing some of her new, more rocky material, including that on her recently released EP ‘One’. The three-pronged Slam Dunk festival is also back to take bands such as All Time Low, Senses Fail and Streetlight Manifesto around Leeds, Hertfordshie and Wolverhampton.

Then, further afield, Stop Making Sense in Croatia has made a couple of announcements too.

More on all of that here:

FOCUS WALES, various venues, Wrexham, 25-27 Apr 2013: Charlotte Church, Michael Rother, Gallops, Man Without Country, We Are Animal, John Lawrence, Swnami.

SLAM DUNK, Leeds University/South Hertfordshire University/Wolverhampton Civic, 25-27 May 2013: All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, Streetlight Manifesto, Woe Is Me, The Early November, The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Senses Fail, The Skints, Polar Bear Club.

STOP MAKING SENSE, The Garden, Tisno, Croatia, 1-4 Aug 2013: Ame & Dixon, Will Saul.

SXSW, various venues, Austin, Texas, United States, 12-17 Mar 2013: Paloma Faith, The Joy Formidable, Sky Ferreira, Lianne La Havas, Charli XCX, Chvrches, Darwin Deez, Cate Le Bon, Bonobo, Angel Haze, Gallops, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Josephine, Nzca/Lines, Wall, Rhye, Girls Names, Paws, Skinny Lister, MS MR, Tall Ships, Born Gold, Fallulah, Mø, Feathers.


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