Thursday 18 April 2013, 11:17 | By Aly Barchi
Festival line-up update: Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen Of The Road, BangFace, Creamfields and more
Salutations, FLUU fans. Taking first place in today’s pre-additions intro is Mumford & Sons’ London-based Gentlemen Of The Road variant, The Summer Stampede. Other than its ragged-trousered hosts, guests trampling all over Queen Liz’s nice, clean Olympic Park will include Vampire Weekend, Haim and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
M&S’ Ben Lovett sings the Stampede’s praises via NME: “We wanted to do something special, more than just another arena date. There were no arguments among us when it came to throwing the line-up together – all the acts are ones we feel really strongly about and always have on in the dressing room and so it was a no-brainer. It’s going to be a wild night”.
Yeah… wild, man. And now, since we’re all going wild as it is, please read on for details of other wild festival nights to be had at attractively-titled Newquay rave-up BangFace, Spain’s Depeche Mode, KOL and Green Day-headlined Bilbao BBK, pastoral dance-do Creamfields, started-in-a-back-garden DIY-athon LeeFest, and Poland’s My Bloody Valentine, Deerhunter and Godspeed You! Black Emperor-starring OFF Festival, as has named The Smashing Pumpkins amidst its latest patch of artist add-ons.
BANGFACE WEEKENDER, Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay, 13-15 Sep: Squarepusher. www.bangface.com
BILBAO BBK, Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain, 11-13 Jul: Vampire Weekend, White Denim, Jamie N Commons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. www.bilbaobbklive.com
BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE, Myrtle Park, Bingley, 30 Aug – 1 Sep: The Fratellis, Lucy Spraggan, Charlie Brown, The Lake Poets, The Temperance Movement, Lovable Rogues. www.bingleymusiclive.com
CREAMFIELDS, Daresbury, Cheshire, 23-25 Aug: Duke Dumont, Mark Knight, Chris Lake, Michael Woods, T Williams, Doorly, Stefano Norferini, Just Blaze, Danny Howard, Claptone, Albin Myers, DJ Fusion, DJ Punish, P Money, Scrufizzer, Linguistics, SP:MC, Sgt Pokes, Stamina MC, Paul Bleasdale, Anthony Probyn, Alan Hartley, Jemmy. www.creamfields.com
FAT OUT TIL YOU PASS OUT ALL-DAYER, Kraak Gallery, Manchester, 26 May: Uneven Eleven, Arabrot, The Death Of Her Money, Dead Sea Apes, Astma. www.facebook.com/fatouttilyoupassoutalldayer
GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD – THE SUMMER STAMPEDE, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, 6 Jul: Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Haim, Bear’s Den. www.mumfordandsons.com
LEEFEST, Highams Hill Farm, Warlingham, Surrey, 12-14 Jul: Noisettes, Clean Bandit, Friends, Lulu James, Stealing Sheep, To Kill A King, Story Books, Wall, Thumpers, Concrete Knives, Keston Cobblers Club, Hackney Colliery Band, The Ramona Flowers Crushed Beaks, Eliza and The Bear, Misty Miller, By The Rivers, Troumaca, Throwing Up, Professor Penguin, Abi Wade, The Title Sequence, All We Are, Salt Ashes, Hella Better Dancer, Lazytalk, Bordeauxxx, Charles Anonymous, Patch and The Giant, Hello Mexico, Cable Street Collective, Lucy Caitt, Abigail Hubbard, Phillious Williams, Jarbird, Tall Tales, Lola. leefest.org.uk
OFF FESTIVAL, Katowice, Poland, 2-4 Aug: The Smashing Pumpkins, Austra, Japandroids, Woods, Molesta Ewenement, Mikal Cronin, Brutal Truth, Nite Jewel & Peanut Butter Wolf, Fatima Al Qadiri, Drekoty, Magnificent Muttley, Nathalie And The Loners, Rebeka. off-festival.pl
TOWERSEY FESTIVAL, various venues, Towersey, Oxfordshire, 22-26 Aug: The Blockheads, Nidi d’Arac, VAM, Banquet Of Boxes. www.towerseyfestival.com