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Music Festival Guide 2012

Home or away, we’ve got a break down of this year’s musical festivities

Published on May 1st 2012.


Music Festival Guide 2012

Local And National Festivals


Soundsfromtheothercity

Sounds From The Other City

Chapel Street, Salford

Line up: Fat Out til you Pass Out, Mind on Fire Collective, This City is Ours, Panoply Sound Stave, Now Wave, Off with Their Heads and more

6 May, tickets £18

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Futureeverything

Future Everything

Various Manchester Locations 

Line up:  Amon Tobin ISAM, Matthew Herbert’s One Pig, Tim Hecker, Forest Swords, Alt-J, No Ceremony, deadbeat, Andy Stott Szare and more

16-19 May, tickets from £120

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LSC-Heebiejeebees

Liverpool Sound City

Various stages, Liverpool city centre

Line up: Professor Green, Death in Vegas, White Denim, Alkaline Trio, Kids in Glass Houses, James Vincent McMorrow, Tim Hecker and more

17-19 May, tickets £120

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Lady Rock

Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle

Line up: KT Tunstall, Jess Mills, DJ Kate Lawler, The Arcadian Kicks, Heather Peace, New Young Pony Club, Josephine and more

26 May, tickets £32.50

CANCELLED. Click here to read about the cancellation of LadyRock Festival 2012.

 

Dot-To-Dot

Dot To Dot

Various venues in Manchester plus Bristol and Nottingham

Line up: Pulled Apart By Horses, Wavves, Willis Earl Beal, Pond, Neon Indian, Jake Bugg, The Roumor Said Fire, Beth Jeans Houghton, Islet and more

2-4 June, tickets £20

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Eurocultured

Eurocultured

New Wakefield St, Manchester

Line up: Caravan, Palace, Birdy Nam Nam, Death in Vegas, The Japanese Popstars, The Correspondent, Zakopower and more

3-4 June, tickets £20

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The Parklife Weekender

Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield

Line up: The Flaming Lips, Dizzee Rascal, Noah and The Whale, Justice, Crystal Castles, Labrinth, Chic ft Nile Rogers, Azealia and more

9-10 June, tickets £64.50

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Jodrell Bank
 

Live from Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Line up: Paul Weller, Elbow, Field Music, Cherry Ghost, Graham Coxon, Baxter Dury, Little Barrie, Lianne La Havas, Willy Mason and more

23-24 June, tickets £39.20

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Kendal Calling

Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District

Line up: Dizzee Rascal, James, Maxïmo Park, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Inspiral Carpets  and more

27-29 July, tickets £105

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Beat-Herder 

The Beat-Herder Festival

The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Line up: Lee Scratch Perry, Orbital, Death In Vegas, Mr Scruff, MC Kwasi, James Holden, Goldie, CODA, Pilooski and more

29 June-1 July, tickets from £100

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Creamfields-Feature-2 

Creamfields

Daresbury, Cheshire

Line up: David Guetta, Benny Benassi, Eric Prydz, Tiësto, Avicii, Brookes Brothers, True Tiger, Kissy Sell Out and more

24-26 August, tickets £135

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Camdencrowd 

Camden Crawl

Various Camden Town venues in London

Line up: Death In Vegas, The Futureheads, Gaz Coombes, The Raincoats, Admiral Fallow, Alpines, Baxter Drury, Charlie XCX, Chew Lips and more

4-6 May, tickets from £52.50

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Retrotrax 

Retro-Trax

Racecourse, Bath

Line up: Outlander, Ce Ce Rogers, Alison Limerick, Racheal Wallace, Slipmat, CJ Bolland, Dave Angel, Frank de Wulf and more

12-13 May, tickets £89

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Lovesavestheday 

Love Saves The Day

Castle Park, Bristol

Line up: Annie Mac, Foreign Beggars, Mr Scruff, Joy Orbison, Roots Manuva, Ben UFO, Jamie Jones, Bonobo, Mary Jane Coles and more

3 June, tickets £29.50 

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Evolutionfestival 

Evolution

Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle

Line up: Dizzee Rascal, Deadmau5, Maxïmo Park, Noah and the Whale, Miles Kane, Devlin, Band of Skulls, Rizzle Kicks and more

3-4 June, tickets £35

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2008-Download-1 

Download

Donington Park, Leicestershire 

Line up: The Prodigy, Metallica, Blach Sabbath, Soundgarden, Tenatious D, Chase and Status, Biffy Clyro, Machine Head, Megadeth and more

8-10 June, tickets £190

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Glade-Festival 

Glade

Houghton hall, King‘s Lynn, Norfolk

Line up: Andy C, Daedelus, Dillinja, Drumsound and Bassline Smith, Dub Pistols, Eats Everything, Extrawelt, Foreign Beggars and more

14-17 June, tickets £135

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Lovebox

Victoria Park, London

Line up: Friendly Fires, Hot Chip, Lana Del Rey,Grace Jones, Kelis, Emeli Sandé, Mika, Felix Da Housecat, Crystal Castles, Holly Johnson and more

15-17 June, tickets £99 

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Isleofwight 

Isle of Wight

Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight

Line up: Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds, The Vaccines, Tinie Tempah and more

21-24 June, tickets £190

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Hopfarmfestival  Hop Farm

Hop Farm Paddock Wood, Kent

Line up: Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel and the new blood orchestra, Suede, Damien Rice, Primal Scream, Patti Smith and her band and more

29 June-1 July, tickets £150

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Wireless 

Wireless

Hyde Park, London

Line up: Rihanna, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Maverick Sabre, Knife Party, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Tulisa, Cher Lloyd and more

6-8 July, tickets £103

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Tintheparkjpg  T In The Park

Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland

Line up: Snow Patrol, Florence + The Machine, Tinie Tempah, New Order, Example, Kaiser Chiefs, The Stone Roses, Kasabian and more

6-8 July, tickets £179

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Latitude-Festival-Main-Stage  Latitude

Henham Park, Suffolk 

Line up: Bon Iver, Elbow, Paul Weller, Ben Howard, Laura Marling, Metromony, Lana Del Rey, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more

12-15 July, tickets £175.00

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Secretgardenparty09_AW_PRESS_05  The Secret Garden Party

Mill Hill Field, Cambridgeshire

Line up: Orbital, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, KT Tunstall, Little Roy, Caravan Palace, Little Dragon, Alabama Shakes, Lamb and more

19-22 July, tickets £195

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Green Man 

Green Man

Glanusk Park, Wales

Line up: Van Morrison, Feist, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, The Walkmen, Jonathan Richman, The Felice Brothers, Of Montreal and more

17-19 August, tickets £145

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Vfestival 

V Festival

Hylands Park, Weston-under-Lizard

Line up: The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Nicki Minaj, Tom Jones, Madness, Emeli Sandé and more

18 and 19 August, tickets £180

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Reading 

Reading / Leeds

Richfield Avenue, Leeds

Line up: : The Cure, Kasabian, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Florence+The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Paramore and more

24-26 August, tickets £197.50

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Bestival_664772N  Bestival

Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

Line up: Stevie Wonder, New Order, Sigur Rós, The XX, Friendly Fires, 2ManyDJs, Hot Chip, Emeli Sandé and more

6-9 September, tickets £180

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Shakedownbrighton  Shakedown

Stanmer Park, Brighton

Line up: Who: Dizzee Rascal, other artists to be announced

6 October, tickets £40

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International Festivals


Rock-Coast-2012-Tenerife  Tenerife’s Rock Coast Festival (Canary Islands)

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Line up: Ben Harper, Fatboy Slim, The Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, Marilyn Manson and more

24-26 May, tickets €120

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Meadows-Bulgaria-2012-2  Meadows in the Mountains (Bulgaria)

Rhodopian Mountains, Bulgaria

Line up: Crazy P, Will Saul, Bicep, Lo*Kee, Riot Jazz, Jane Fitz, Reggae Roast and more

8-10 June, tickets £65 

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Hultsfred  Hultsfred (Sweden)

Hultsfred, Sweden

Line up: The Cure, The Stone Roses, Mumford & Sons, The XX, Justice, Slash, Garbage and more

14-16 June, tickets SEK 1765

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Hove_Festival_Hove-_892024I  Hove (Norway)

Tromøya, Arendal, Norway

Line up: Snoop Dogg, Skrillex, The Shins, Rise Against, Lana Del Rey and more

26-29 June, tickets NKR 2575

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Summerfest-2011-Music-Festival-Complete-Lineup  Summerfest (USA)

Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Line up: The Avett Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Common, Cake, Scorpions and more

27 June-8 July, tickets $45

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Hideout 

Hideout (Croatia)

Zrce Beach, Island of Pag, Croatia

Line up: Ricardo Villalobos, Chase & Status, Loco Dice, Annie Mac, Skream & Benga and more

28 June-1 July, tickets £99

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Rock-Werchter2  Rock Werchter (Belgium)

Haachtsesteenweg, Werchter, Belgium

Line up: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Cypress Hill, Garbage, Pearl Jam, Katy B and more

28 June-1 July, tickets €195

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Arrasmainsquare  Arras Main Square Festival (France)

Citadel, Arras, France

Line up: Pearl Jam, Florence + The Machine, The XX, Justice, Simple Minds and more

29 June-1 July, tickets €135

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Roskilde  Roskilde Festival (Denmark)

Roskilde, Denmark

Line up: Björk, Bon Iver, The Cure, Friendly Fires, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band and more

5-8 July, tickets DKK 1810

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Exit-Festival-Crowd 

Exit Festival (Serbia)

Petrovaradin Fortress Novi Sad, Serbia

Line up: Erykah Badu, Guns N Roses, Duran Duran, New Order, Plan B, Gossip and more

12-15 July, tickets £95

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Benicassim Benicassim (Spain)

Benicàssim, Spain

Line up: The Stone Roses, Florence + The Machine, The Vaccines, Miles Kane, Bombay Bicycle Club and more

12-15 July, tickets £155

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Melt_Festival_  Melt! (Germany)

Ferropolis, Germany

Line up: Bloc Party, Rufus Wainwright, The Rapture, The Whitest Boy Alive, Lana Del Rey, Justice and more

13-15 July, tickets €126

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Optimus-Alive-2012 

Optimus Alive (Portugal)

Lisbon, Portugal

Line up: Radiohead, Caribou, The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Stone Roses, Justice, Florence + the Machine and more

13-15 July, tickets £103

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Soundwave  Soundwave (Croatia)

The Garden Tisno, Croatia

Line up: De La Soul, Fink, DJ Yoda, Plaid, Ghost Poet, Belleruche, Craig Charles and more

19-23 July, tickets £105

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Japan-Fuji-Rock-Festival-02-500X332  Fuji Rock (Japan)

Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, Japan

Line up: Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Caribou, James Blake, Justice, Jack White and more

27-29 July, tickets ¥42,800

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2011-Jisan-Valley-Rock-Festival-21 

Jisan Valley Rock Festival (South Korea)

Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Line up: Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Beady Eye, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Owl City and more

27-29 July, tickets KRW 225,000

Click here for tickets and information

Pukkelpop 

Pukkelpop (Belgium)

Hasselt, Belgium

Line up: Björk, Bloc Party, Feist, Hot Chip, The Stone Roses, The Afgan Whigs, Foo fighters, The Black Keys and more

16-18 August, tickets TBA

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Iceland Airwaves  Iceland Airwaves (Iceland)

Reykjavík, Iceland

Line up: Patrick Wolf, Jamie N Commons, Retro Stefson, Daughter, Django Django, Sykur and more

31 October-4 November, tickets ISK 14,500 

Click here for tickets and information

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AnonymousMay 1st 2012.

not forgetting Kaya Festival - North Wales, free camping & free parking.
Bank Holiday Weekend 1st, 2nd & 3rd June 2012.

IRIE - http://kayafestival.co.uk/

novaMay 1st 2012.

Heineken Opener in Gdynia, Poland, 4-7 July

Björk, Franz Ferdinand, Mumford and Sons, The xx, Public Enemy, etc http://opener.pl/en/artists

AnonymousMay 1st 2012.

WOMAD, Solfest and Manchester Jazz Festival?

Hero
Jordan McDowellMay 14th 2012.

Pride?

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