It's Festival Time!
Posted by Nicki | June 25, 2012
What’s In Store This Summer….
Well, there’s no Glastonbury this year…and the Isle of Wight at the weekend was a water-logged mudbath in true festival tradition.
So, what have music-lovers got to look forward to for what remains of this washout summer?
Never fear….there’s plenty in store for those willing to take the risk of more downpours between now and the end of August.
June 29, June 30 and July 1
Great Tew Estate
Acts include James Morrison, Alison Moyet, Jools Holland, Will Young, and Hugh Lawrie showing off his newly-found singing skills with the Copper Bottom Band.
Hop Farm Festival
June 29 – July 1
Paddock Wood, Kent
Blasts from the past at this one include Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Ray Davies, Joan Armatrading, and …Bruce Forsyth.
T in the Park
July 6 – 9
Three days of the very best in Britain, with Snow Patrol headlining on the Friday, Kasabian on the Saturday, and The Stone Roses on the Sunday.
July 6 – 8
Hyde Park, London
Rihanna, Jessie J and the X-Factor’s Cher Lloyd are the highlights.
Hit Factory Live
Hyde Park, London
Eighties’ mania with Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Bananarama, Pepsi and Shirlie and Rick Astley.
Hard Rock Calling
July 13 - 15
Hyde Park, London
Legends Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band.
July 13 – 15
Old meets new here with the likes of Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Olly Murs, Tulisa, Brian Ferry, Alvin Stardust and Cher Lloyd.
Wollaton Park, Nottingham
Dizee Rascal, Razorlight and Jack White.
Bloodstock Open Air Festival
August 9 - 12
Walton on Trent, Derbyshire
Alice Cooper headlines at the heavy metal festival.
80s Revival Festival
August 17 - 19
What it says on the tin….eighties’ stars including OMD, the Bangles, Jimmy Somerville and Rick Astley.
August 18 and 19
Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park, Staffs
This two-day event in two counties sees acts as diverse as Tom Jones and Noel Gallagher performing at both venues over the weekend.
The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Keane will be in Chelmsford on the Saturday and at Weston Park on the Sunday. Staffordshire plays host to Tom Jones, Snow Patrol, Madness and the Killers on the Saturday , with the process being reversed at Hylands Park in Essex the following day.
Reading and Leeds Festival
August 24 – 26
Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds
Another simultaneous, twin-venue weekend at Reading and Leeds sees The Cure in Reading on Friday, Kasabian and Florence and the Machine on the Saturday, and Kaiser Chiefs and the Foo Fighters on Sunday.
Sister act Leeds will host the Foo Fighters and Kaiser Chiefs on Friday, The Cure on Saturday, and Kasabian and Florence and the Machine on Sunday.
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- Why has Glastonbury been cancelled this year? Rumour has it that it’s all down to the Olympics…which has booked every available portaloo in the country for London 2012!
The Olympics committee has allegedly ordered 14,000 portable loos for the duration of the event…and has also requested the presence of every policeman and woman who would normally be on duty in Somerset.