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Brian Wilson to headline Hop Farm festival

While he might be exiled from the Beach Boys for the time being, Brian Wilson is at least continuing to perform, and he’s just been confirmed as the first act for the Hop Farm festival. The the 71-year-old singer-songwriter’s appearance at the Kent event, which takes place over the weekend of July 4-6, will be …

Big Country to headline HebCelt festival

Veteran rockers Big Country have been confirmed as the latest headline act for the Hebridean Celtic Festival this summer. The addition of Big Country follows a previous announcement that Runrig frontman Donnie Munro will perform at the festival, which takes place from Wednesday, July 15 to Saturday, July 19 in Stornoway on the Isle of …

Tom Jones to headline Lytham Proms 2014

Sir Tom Jones will be bringing his soul hits to Lancashire next summer after being named as the headline act at Lytham Proms 2014. [Sir Tom Jones will top the bill at Lytham Proms] The Welsh superstar, who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, said he was looking forward to the show: “I’m …

Arcade Fire to headline Glastonbury 2014

You heard it here first. Well, you probably heard it on Radio 2 first, but last night Arcade Fire confirmed that they will be one of the headline acts at Glastonbury next summer. The Canadian band, who released their fourth album Reflektor this year, will play on the Friday night of the festival. The band …

Metronomy to headline London’s Field Day festival

Metronomy have been revealed as the Saturday headline act for London’s Field Day festival, which takes place in Victoria Park next June. The festival, which has expanded to a two-day event, last week announced that Pixies will top the bill on the Sunday. [Metronomy are ‘excited’ about their first festival headline show] Metronomy have just …

Pixies to headline London’s Field Day 2014

Pixies have been revealed as the first headline act for next year’s Field Day festival in London. The legendary alt-rock band, who are currently on tour in the UK (read our review), will play the East London event on Sunday, June 8. [Pixies will headline the second day of Field Day 2014 – TSPL] Speaking …

Arcade Fire headlining Glastonbury 2014? ‘Get your wellies ready’

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has implied that the band will hit the UK festival circuit next year – with the singer’s comments potentially suggesting a Glastonbury slot. In an interview with Jo Whiley on Radio 2, he described playing UK festivals as a “special experience” and, when asked which they would be playing next year, replied: …

Music Festivals November 20, 2013

Avenged Sevenfold to headline Download Festival 2014

Avenged Sevenfold will headline the Download Festival in 2014, as the metal weekender announced its first acts for next year. The Californian rockers will be supported on the Friday night of the festival by US solo artist Rob Zombie. [Avenged Sevenfold will top the bill at Download on the Friday – Getty Images] The 12th …

Glastonbury Festival 2014 tickets on sale next month – details

The headliners have yet to be revealed, but weekend tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2014 will go on sale at 9am on Sunday, October 6. [Around 175,000 fans attend Glastonbury] Priced at £210, anyone looking to make the trip to Worthy Farm in Somerset next year will only have to pay a £50 deposit before settling …

Music Festivals September 17, 2013

Dodgy to headline Green Meadows Festival

Nineties Britpop band Dodgy will headline the Green Meadows Festival on September 13-14 in Barnwell, near Oundle. [The Malingerers] The family-friendly event is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Dodgy, known for hits such as ‘Good Enough’ and ‘Staying Out for the Summer’, will headline on the Saturday night. Other bands appearing across the …

Justin Bieber a 100/1 bet to headline Glastonbury 2014

Bookmakers have made Foo Fighters and Kasabian the early favourites to headline Glastonbury next year – but punters can even take a long shot at teen-pop sensation Justin Bieber at odds of 100/1. Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters and Leicester indie-rockers Kasabian were both given odds of 6/1 to play high-profile sets on the Pyramid Stage …

Clinic and Moon Duo to headline Liverpool Psych Fest

Clinic and Moon Duo will headline the Liverpool Psych Fest, which has announced the line-up for its “two-day psych marathon”. The Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia, to give it its full title, takes place at Camp And Furnace between September 27-28. [Clinic released their latest album Free Reign II this year] Billed as “the UK’s …

Kirill Karabits to headline Portsmouth Guildhall season

Ukrainian maestro Kirill Karabits, the man named conductor of the year by the Royal Philharmonic Society, will open and close the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 Portsmouth Guildhall season – and present the likely highlight of the whole programme. Karabits, the BSO’s principal conductor honoured by the RPS this month, is to present a rare performance of …

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