So, it’s official. Knight Of The ‘Strictly’ Realm Sir Brucie Forsythe will, as per this Daily Mail article (and this total Glastonbury line-up revelation), be singing, dancing and playing “a bit of piano” at Glastonbury this year. The world will be able to watch that showbiz triple-threat transpire via live-stream as part of the BBC’s first ever ‘truly digital’ coverage of the festival, the Beeb having revealed its various TV, radio and digital stations will film and tape over 250 hours of content from all six of Glastonbury’s main stages, straight to whatever hi-tech gadget you’d care to name.
So, that’s Glasto done, what else? Well, there’s always the iTunes festival, which this year will feature a half-and-half rock n pop line-up – not least headliner Justin Timberlake, QOTSA, Jessie J, Primal Scream, Jake Bugg and Phoenix – with extra acts still tba. Tickets to all the London-based iFest’s one-off shows, as if you weren’t aware, are free, and available to apply for via this link.
And hey, guess what. Metallica have joined the likes of Kraftwerk, The National, Rihanna, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sigur Rós, Slipknot and Volbeat at Denmark’s Roskilde, the bill-topping slot representing Lars Ulrich et al’s only European show of 2013.
So that’s all quite exciting, as are the following additional festival additions:
BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Par, Isle Of Wight, 5-8 Sep: Hudson Mohawke, Crystal Fighters, Jon Hopkins, The Correspondents, Valerie June, East India Youth, Tythe, Le Carousel, Sean McGowan, Signals, Golden Fable, Cherishport, Sarah Close, New City Kings, The Slow Show, Troumaca, Velvet Stream, Wight Harmony, Mr Tom, Greg Wilson, Micky Finn, Bobby Tank, JFB Scratch, DJ Chris Tofu, Handsome Dave Rocker, Reeps1, Heavenly Jukebox, Intros Outros, Tythe, Jerome Hill, Ben Hoo, Long Jack, Mojo Filter, Pete Callard, Rev Milo Speedwagon, Tom Williams, Warm DJs, Olli Dutton, The Dudes. www.bestival.net
BRISFEST, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, 21-22 Sep: Primal Scream, The Toddla T Sound, Fabio & Grooverider, Dr Meaker, Yes Sir Boss, Young Kato, The Boxettes, Land of the Giants, The John E Vistic Experience, Forestears, Kurtis Blow, DJ EZ, Chester P, DJ Dazee feat Carasel, and Ramson Badbones & Twizzy, Daisy Chapman, Bucucrasu, South Divide, The Trish Brown Band, Lund Quartet, Astroid Boys, Casimir, Beyond Rivers, The Cadbury Sisters, MAK, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Typesun, Cheeba, Lumen, Cars On Fire, Hello Lazarus, Oxygen Thief, Isola Dusk, RSVP, Mankala, Amadou Diagne, Batch Gueye & The Band, Aji Pa Ti, Baila la Cumbia, Technical Itch, The DJ Producer, Ghost, MDS , Amen-Tal, Bashout Allstars, Clayton Blizzard, Billy Rowan, With Nell & I, Saskia Maxwell, Becky Elder, Louise Latham. www.brisfest.co.uk
BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE, Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire, 3- Aug – 1 Sep: Theme Park, Dave McPherson, The Dirty Rivers, Kat Men, China Rats, The Dunwells. www.bingleymusiclive.com
DEER SHED, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, 19-21 Jul: Velcro Hooks. www.deershedfestival.com
EDEN SESSIONS, Eden Project, Cornwall, dates tba: A*M*E. www.edenproject.com/sessions
FESTIVAL NO 6, Portmeirion, Wales, 13-15 Sep: Ramy Essam, Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir, Andrew Weatherall, Tracey Thorn. www.festivalnumber6.com
GLASTONBURY, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, 26-30 Jun: Bruce Forsythe. www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
GREEN MAN, Glanusk Park, Powys, Wales, 15-18 Aug: Patti Smith, Matt Berry, Jon Langford, Money. www.greenman.net
ITUNES FESTIVAL, Roundhouse, London, dates tba: Justin Timberlake, Jessie J, Queens Of The Stone Age, Phoenix, 30 Seconds To Mars, Jake Bugg, Primal Scream, Jack Johnson. www.itunesfestival.com
NASS, Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 11-14 Jul: Skepta, Kids In Glass Houses, IDIOM, Mic Righteous. www.nassfestival.com
ØYA, Middelalderparken, Oslo, Norway, 6-10 Aug: Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, Lady, Mikal Cronin, Merchandise, The Staves, Konono No1, Andre Bratten, Alfred Hall, Hvitmalt Gjerde. www.oyafestivalen.com
ROSKILDE, Denmark, 4-7 Jul: Metallica. roskilde-festival.co.uk
WAKESTOCK, Abersoch, North Wales, 12-14 Jul: Little Comets, Lewis Watson, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Candelas. www.wakestock.co.uk
WIRELESS, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, 12-14 Jul: Wiz Kid, Little Mix, Tom Prior, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joey Bada$$, Roses Gabor, Chloe Howl, Jacob Banks, Dream Mclean, Cherub, Monsta, Rascals, Phlo Finister, B Smyth, Flume, Joel Compass, Kat Dahlia, Ed Drewett, Raleigh Ritchie, Knytronium, Etta Bond & Raf Riley, Sinead Harnett, Stylo G, Fuse ODG, B Smyth, Context, Mausi, Jetta, Purple Ferdinand, Sasha Keable. www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
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