REBEL Editorial || July 22nd
HAIM have announced they will not be coming to Europe this summer, and cancelled all forthcoming European festival dates including Reading and Leeds Festivals so they can finish their second album.
Seasick Steve will be making a special guest performance on the Friday night at next week's 10th Leopallooza which returns to North Cornwall after a year off, from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016.
The festival will play host to new acts and DJs in the UK, as well as those from the regional music scene, in total the festival will offer six stages featuring the already announced Band of Skulls (Friday headline), Crystal Fighters (Saturday headline) and Kodaline (Sunday headline).
Next month's Bloodstock Open Air has announced 29 more additions to the line-up.
Joining the Jagermeister stage bill on Friday are Chasing Dragons, Fueled Hate, Vrona, Two Tales Of Woe, The Hyena Kill, and Isarnos. On Saturday the stage hosts Broken, Zlatanera, Vicious Nature, Pulverise, Vice, and Cybernetic Witch Cult. On Sunday it's the turn of Outright Resistance, Jukebox Monkey, Sodomized Cadaver, Dirty King, Attica Rage, and Aklash.
The last of the Hobgoblin New Blood stage slots have been filled via the Metal 2 The Masses finals with End Of Salvation, and Redeye Revival on Friday, with Regulus, and The Face Of Ruin on Saturday and Gutlocker, Kahtet, The John Doe's Burial, Firebomb, Chronicles, Valous, and Footprints In The Custard on Sunday.
Grace Jones will headline American alternative collective Afropunk's first UK event Power to the Party, taking place in London's Alexandra Palace on Saturday 24th September 2016. She replaces the previously announced MIA.
Also added to the bill are Laura Mvula, Kwabs, Noisettes, Loyle Carner, Goldlink, Joe Kay, The Whooligan, Hannah Faith, Eden Hagos, Mnek, Lady Leshurr, Skinny Girl Diet, Jorja Smith, Big Joanie, Nova Twins, Vodun, The Connectors, and Mikel Ameen.
With just over a week to go Kendal Calling has announced their Chai Wallahs line-up. Appearing over the weekend of Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2016 will be The Diplomats of Sound DJs, Dr Meaker, General Skank, Horseman and the Upper Cut Band, ChainSka Brassika, Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Agbeko, Dojo, Rews, Cheshire and the Cat, The Gin Bowlers, Hot Feet, Soom T, Gringo Ska, Solko, Shanty, Jalen N'Gonda, Will Varley, Sam Brookes, Daytoner, Akua Naru, Cul De Sac, Spinx, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist, Time for T, and Potts Music.
With the day splits announced for the weekend. Also confirmed for this independent festival that offers more than just music, with 4 days of arts installations, comedy, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment and a real ale festival in the picturesque grounds of Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, in the Lake District are comedians Bobby Mair, David Longley, Peter Brush, Seymour Mace, Phil Ellis, Leo Kearse, Justin Moorhouse, Rob Mulholland, George Rigden, Pete Otway, Danny McLoughlin, Mickey P Kerr, Jonny Awsum, Stephen Carlin, Jollyboat, Ray Peacock, Musical Bingo, Last Man Standing, and Thom Foole with his house party.
Other line-up additions include DJ Felix, Neon Saints Brass Band, Jeramiah Ferrari, Shanty, The Soul Rays, Sarah Mac, Luna Marada, Maxwell Watts, Stuart Avery, The X-Men B Team, Our Favourite Tails Of Utter Nonsense, The Chicken Brothers, Sling, Agbeko, Mammal Hands, Soul Circle, Sisika, Swedish Bondage, Claire Northey, HNTR, P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S, DJ Hyphen, Shakin' Chains, Holy Moly & the Crackers, Alice Gasson, Josh Cavanagh-Brierly Group, The Buffalo Skinners, Kalyan, Salutation Dub Collective, Sophro, Sarah de Warren, Nic Kozubik, Fading Face, Uncle Carbunkle, Pengwyn, JB Barrington, Dave Viney Presents, Sam Brookes, Cambio Sun, Millie, Sol Flare, Woodsmen, Bang Said The Gun, Dave Viney Presents, Soul Swing, SRDJ, The Bare Bones Experience, Musaic, Trampolene, Louder Than War Q&A, Altar Hanglands, and Robinson Boone.