Four fab festival acts to look out for
Thursday 30 June 2011
We’ve all hear about Beyonce at Glastonbury – but just because you missed the chance to roll in the mud on Worthy Farm, it doesn’t mean you’ve got to miss out. This year’s festival calendar is choc-a block with top acts to look out for – from Snoop Dogg at Lovebox to the Strokes at Reading. Here’s our pick of the best of the bunch. Stay tuned as we add to the list over the summer.
Pulp and The Strokes at Reading and Leeds Festival
Pulp have popped up all over this summer’s festival calendar – but they’re usually the headliners. The fact that they’re sharing the spotlight with The Strokes at the Reading and Leeds Festivals is evidence of just how strong this year’s line-up is. Catch them on Saturday 27 August at Reading and Sunday 28 August at Leeds.
The Arctic Monkeys at V festival
Despite rumours that they might put in a surprise appearance at Glastonbury, the Arctic Monkeys are playing relatively few festivals this year. Which makes their appearance at V festival that much more special. The only thing we can’t understand is why Plan B has been brought in to support.
Snoop Dogg @ Lovebox
Over here, rumour has it, to perform at Kate Moss’ wedding, the controversial rapper will be performing his classic 1993 album, Doggystyle, in London’s Victoria Park on Saturday 16 July.
Kanye West at the Big Chill
In an unusual coup for the Big Chill Festival, Kanye West has agreed to headline. It will be the American superstar’s only UK festival appearance, so make the most of it! Supported by Jessie J, he’ll appear on Saturday 6 August.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Crash victims in car flattened by shipping container emerge with just minor injuries
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission
- 4 Exclusive: Cameron’s Big Society in tatters as charity watchdog launches investigation into claims of Government funding misuse
- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict
Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor 'wheel on people who have mental health problems' says comedian Jo Brand
Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: First look at Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
Orange Is The New Black season 3: Pornstache isn't coming back
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Fifty Shades of Grey trailer provokes moral outrage from US parenting groups
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains