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New festivals, line-up additions and much more
Photographer: Marc Broussely11 April 2010
DJs confirmed for Wakestock
Pete Tong, Fedde le Grand and Audio Bullys have been added to the Wakestock 2010 line-up. They join the likes of Eric Prydz, Norman Jay, Skream and Zinc down the dance orientated route at the festival. For those that prefer more rock pop artists then there's always, Maximo Park, The Ting Tings, Band of Skulls and Plan B with more still to announce.
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First names for Bloodstock’s Sophie Lancaster Stage
Benediction, Witchsorrow, Enforcer, Killing Machine and Steelwing are among the first names for the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Heaven And Hell, Twisted Sister, Children Of Bodom and Fear Factory are all set to play already.
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Dance stage names announced for Sellindge Music Festival
Yousef, Jack Beats and Tom Middleton are among the acts confirmed for Dance stage at this year’s Sellindge Music Festival along with Ross Kemp and Jeff Barker, Echo Vacio, Deep Milo, Thom Norton, Keydin And Episodes, Alien FM, Twisted DJs, Scott Harris, My Mate Dave, Mums Old Vinyl, Disted Twisco, Go Bang, Psychmagik, Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath), Severino and Horse Meat Disco.
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Arts and musical crafts at Latitude
Joining the Obelisk Arena will be The Unthanks and Race Horses, while Daniel Kitson And Gavin Osborn will present Stories For The Starlit Sky on The Waterfront Stage. In the Cabaret Arena will be The Crack Presents: Miss Behave, Phil Kay, Paul Zenon, Kalki Hula Girl, Raymond And Mr. Timpkins, Tom Flanagan and Jon Hicks with John Stammers and Thepetebox doing poetry and The Kominas in the Film And Music Arena. There will also be comedy from Funny Women Awards Showcase and Terry Alderton and Jonathan Jeremiah in the Word Arena.
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Guilfest are taking things up a notch to Level 42
Guilfest have announced more bands with Level 42, 10cc, The Blockheads and The Blackout joining the already announced Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N-Dubz, Just Jack, Kid Creole And The Coconuts, Hawkwind, Hadouken! and Chase and Status (DJ set).
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More acts for Liverpool Sound City
Joining the Maccabees on their underage show at Liverpool Sound City with support from Los Campesinos! and London trio Is Tropical.
The live line up for Sound City continues to grow with shows from Wax Fang playing the Zanzibar, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster at the Krazyhouse and The Delta Fiasco at Korova. On 20 May Eugene McGuiness And The Lizards will play the Zanzibar and Daisy Dares You hits Korova. Another Matinee show The Blackout “Glow Stick Party” takes place at the Masque theatre on Saturday 22 May for all ages. Also on the final day of the festival is Fionn Regan at Static Gallery, Beth Jeans Houghton at Studio 2 and Sound of Guns at the Kazimier.
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor to curate, play Nightmare Before Christmas
Concluding the celebrations of 10 Years of ATP, organisers have confirmed Godspeed You! Black Emperor as curators of Weekend 1 of Nightmare Before Christmas festival this December.
Speaking about the decision ATP Founder Barry Hogan: "Godspeed performed at the Bowlie Weekender as well as at some our early ATP festivals, and so we are very proud to have one of our favourite bands back after a long break to conclude our 10th anniversary."
The festival weekend will run from the 3-5 December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead featuring around 40 bands picked by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who will also perform.
Dates and headliners announced for Supersonic
Birmingham’s Supersonic Festival is due to run from 22-24 October with Swans on headlining duties.
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Introducing the London Electronic Dance Festival
David Guetta and Leftfield are to headline the London Electronic Dance Festival, which will take place at Victoria Park, London from 27-28 August. There will be support from Goldfrapp, Soulwax, Friendly Fires, Calvin Harris, Aphex Twin and Audio Bullys with Annie Mac set to play in her own arena. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
An excited Neil Barnes from Leftfield said: "I’m really excited about playing my home town. It's been too long! The line up for the L.E.D is fantastic. It's great to be up there with Aphex, Goldfrapp and Friendly Fires, all artists I admire. Let the bass roar!"
First ever NME Weekender
NME have announced that they are to host their own festival. The brand new event will take place at Camber Sands from 5-7 November with performances from – guess who – Babyshambles, British Sea Power, Chew Lips, Citadels, The Crookes, Goldhawks and more to be announced.
Speaking about it Krissi Murison, editor of NME said: “This will be an amazing weekend for live music with some of the most exciting bands and hottest new music all under one roof. With no concerns about the weather this is going to be all about the party!”
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