First to set today’s FLUU-fire alight is Standon Calling, which has speed-dialled Simian Mobile Disco, Gilles Peterson, Nina Kravis and DJ Format to ask if they’d like to join its Digitalism/De La Soul/Band of Skulls-headlined listings. They all said yes, by the way.
Poland’s beer-backed Heineken Open’er has been equally as proactive in adding to its line-up, signing on a pair of ‘Crystal’ bands (that’s Castles and Fighters) and Matisyahu, all of whom align with (or slightly underneath) star Open’er attractions like Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Nick Cave, QOTSA, Kenrick Lamar and Tame Impala. Hurrah!
And now it’s time to cast a glance over a list of the above plus additional FLUUs via T In The Park, Tramlines, and Sevenoaks’ charitable Lawnfest:
HEINEKEN OPEN’ER, Gdynia, Poland, 3-6 Jul: Crystal Castles, Crystal Fighters, Matisyahu, Steve Reich. opener.pl/en
LAWNFEST, New West Heath School, Sevenoaks, 6 Jul: Billy Ocean, Sing Tank, Sam Gray, Lulu James, Fire Hazard, Sean Rowley. www.lawnfest.co.uk
STANDON CALLING, Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire, 2-4 Aug: Simian Mobile Disco, Nina Kraviz, Gilles Peterson, DJ Format, Benin City, Roy Davis Jr, Greg Wilson, Ross Allen, Tuesday Born, Two Inch Punch, Mele, Sophie, Debian Blak, Shox, Pusherman, Natty Bo, Count Sizzle, Count Skylarkin, Leo Beckford, Cleen Boys. www.standon-calling.com
T IN THE PARK, Balado, Scotland, 12-14 Jul: Earth, Wind & Fire. www.tinthepark.com
TRAMLINES, various venues, Sheffield, 19-21 Jul: Shangaan Electro, Fenech-Soler, Ty, Amplifier, Anathema, Bondax, Bromheads, Brolin, Citizen, iLIKETRAiNS, John J Presley, Kasra, Luke Abbott, Masters In France, Maybeshewill, Melanie Pain, Nadine Shah, Stay Positive, Sweet Baboo, The Pineapple Thief, Witch Hunt, Broken Hands. 2013.tramlines.org.uk