As Newquay-based VW/dance fete Run To The Sun regrettably opts, after 25 years in the game, to make this year its last, we’ll begin this fairweather FLUU via a happier headline: Ibiza Rocks has added Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal and The Vaccines (and Rizzle Kicks), as has its Mallorcan paradigm, Mallorca Rocks!
Ah, isn’t that nice? And carrying that same niceness over to the realm of obligatory artist speeches, nice pop-ette Ellie Goulding shares this pleasantry on playing Rocks: “I’m really excited to be in Ibiza this summer. Ibiza Rocks is something I’ve always wanted to play and the crowds have a reputation of really bringing it! Performing to people is my favourite thing and being able to do it somewhere I absolutely love is a bonus. See you there!”
And as if in answer, Dizzee adds: “I can’t wait to get back to Ibiza Rocks this year, I’m looking forward to a big party! It always goes off on that island, I love vibing off the crowd – those guys know how to rock it!”
And hey, talking of rocking things, music and arts hoopla WOMAD has just rocked up with its initial list of guest artists, as names Alice Russell, Gilberto Gil, Rokia Traore and many, many worldly others.
Having also announced a number of additions to it convention this morning, Liverpool Sound City has unveiled the latest run of bands playing its shwocases section. They including Noah And The Whale, who will perform in the city’s Anglican Cathedral, Everything Everything, Darwin Deez and Drenge.
Those are the ‘main’ ones, so now it’s time to recap all of the above, and additional additions to exceptional fests like Field Day, Iceland Airwaves, Sound Island, Stop Making Sense, Lancashire’s all-organic Methusala, V Festival, the Gary Numan-starring Playground Festival and first-rate mini fest Maverick – which is inviting ticket-buyers to take a 60 mile bicycle ride, from London, to reach its Suffolk site “at a leisurely pace”.
FIELD DAY, Victoria Park, London, 25 May: Bobby Tank, Charanjit Singh, Daniel Avery, Dark Bells, Duologue, East India Youth, Gabriel Bruce, Guards, Happa, J Marinetti, Jagwar Ma, King Krule, Koreless, Kwes, Lee Gamble, Metz, Mt Warning, Objekt, Rainy Milo, Rudi Zygadlo, Stealing Sheep, Throwing Snow, TOY. www.fielddayfestivals.com
IBIZA/MALLORCA ROCKS, Rocks Hotels, Ibiza/Mallorca, Spain, 4 Jun – 18 Sep: Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal, The Vaccines, Rizzle Kicks, Palma Violets, Jagwar Ma, Redlight. www.ibizarocks.com / www.mallorcarocks.com
ICELAND AIRWAVES, various venues, Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 Oct – 3 Nov: Metz, Sin Fang, MØ, Múm, Young Dreams, Oyama, Sumie Nagano. icelandairwaves.is
MAVERICK, Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 5-7 Jul: Anna Coogan, Carrivick Sisters, Case Hardin, Cherry Lee Mewis, Curtis Elle’s American Circus, Danni Nicholls, Danny George Wilson, David Latto, Dennis Ellsworth, Eileen Rose And The Holy Wreck, Feral Mouth, Grace & Tony, Hallelujah Trails, Hatful Of Rain, I See Hawks In La, Jack Day, Jason Serious, Kris Dollimore, Leeroy Stagger, Little Embers, Mad Staring Eyes, Neil Innes, Oliver Daldry, Ruth Moody, Paul Mcclure, Phil Lee, Police Dog Hogan, Porchlight Smoker, Richie Lawrence, The Black Feathers, The Henry Brothers, The Rainbow Girls, The Redlands Palomino Company, The Vagaband, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Troubadour Rose. www.maverickfestival.co.uk
LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY, various venues, Liverpool, 2-4 May: Noah & The Whale, Everything Everything, Darwin Deez, Oneohtrix Point Never, Dutch Uncles, Delphic, Pins, Savages, Drenge, Wave Machines, Jetta, Bipolar Sunshine, Loom, Deep Sea Arcade, Blackeye, Skaters, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Wolf People, Splashh, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Lulu James, Arcane Roots, Still Corners, Luls, Hands, Wild Smiles, Ian Prowse & Amsterdam, Mikill Pane, Bebe Black, Jacob Banks, Bo Ningen, Big Deal, Night Engine, Mind Enterprises, Golden Fable, Likely Lads. www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
METHUSALA, Cliffs Farm Activity Centre, Mawdesley, Lancashire, 23-25 Aug: Boomin, Shoogrenifty, Danny Bee. www.methusala.co.uk
THE PLAYGROUND FESTIVAL, O2 Academy Brixton, London, 7-8 Jun: Gary Numan, James Lavelle, Booka Shade, James Zabiela, DJ Hell, Model 500, Richard Dorfmeister feat Earl Zinger, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, John Foxx & The Maths, Pantha Du Prince, Wolfgang Flur, X-Press 2, Boddika, Deadboy, Krystal Klear, TOKiMONSTA, Nathan Fake, Luke Vibert, OM Unit, Mickey Pearce, No Artificial Colours, Wildkats, Whyte Noize. www.theplaygroundfestival.com
SOUND ISLAND, Quex Park, Margate, 27-28 Jul: Bebe Black, Giggs, Little Nikki. www.soundfestivalsuk.com
STOP MAKING SENSE, The Garden, Tisco, Croatia, 1-4 Aug: Âme & Dixon, Steve Bug, Lindstrøm, John Talabot, Radio Slave, T Williams, Prins Thomas, Will Saul, Midland, San Soda, Mano Le Tough, Appleblim, Braiden, Harri & Domenic, A&A, Ali Tillett, Brighton, Dolan Bergin, Examine, Jan Kinčl Zero, Kiwi, Labud, Luka K, Madera Verde, Mimi, Mr Solid Gold, Nikola, Pardon My French, Park Ranger, Rob Summerhayes, Your Name. stopmakingsense.eu
V FESTIVAL, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex/Weston Park, Staffordshire, 17-18 Aug: Tom Odell. www.vfestival.com
WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury,Wiltshire, 25-28 Jul: Rokia Traore, Gilberto Gil, Alice Russell, David Rodigan, Sam Lee, Mala In Cuba, Asif Ali Khan, Bwani Junction, Canzoniere Grencanico Salentino, David Wax Museum, Debapriya & Samanwaya, Dub Inc, Emel Mathlouthi, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fredy Massamba, Gocoo, Huun Huur Tu, Jagwa Music, Kissmet, Le Vent du Nord, Levon Minassian, Malawi Mouse Boys, Mokoomba, Nano Stern, Ondatropica, Osibisa, Schlachthofbronx, Syd Arthur, Tamikrest, Urna & Kroke. womad.org
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