F****d Up return to UK shores in July as they take on a series of festival dates and headline shows. These will be the Toronto sextet’s first British shows since releasing January’s Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009, a 25-track, two-disc compilation of songs previously only available as limited 7 and 12-inch singles. The group’s last album proper, The Chemistry of Common Life clinched last year’s Polaris Prize (Canada’s equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize), joining past winners Caribou, Patrick Watson and Final Fantasy (Owen Pallet of Arcade Fire).The band are currently recording material for the follow up to The Chemistry of Common Life, previews of these tracks can be heard at the bands blog.
15th July – The Barfly, Cardiff
16th July – Guilfest (Rocksound Stage), Guildford
24th July – 1234 Festival, London
25th July – Truck Festival, Oxford
6th August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
7th August – Hevy Festival, Kent
8th August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
9th August – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London
Yo La Tengo confirm End of the Road headline. For their only UK festival appearance this year, Yo La Tengo are to take a headline slot at the End of the Road. They join Wilco, and one other to be announced shortly, in heading up three nights on the festival’s Garden Stage, marking a magical, peacock-framed end to the year’s festival season. A further 14 bands are also confirmed today – Caribou, Wolf Parade and Monotonix among their number – plus a handful of fixtures for the comedy stage.
Full A-Z list of today’s additions:
Annie and the Beekeepers
Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds
London Snorkelling Team
3 Trapped Tigers
The Storytellers’ Club
More festivals to go to: Beijing Pop Festival China, Bergenfest Norway, Bestival England, Byrn Terfel’s Faenol FestivalWales, Coke Live Music Festival Poland, Ireon Music Festival Greece, Live & Loud Malaysia , Pinkpop Netherlands, Rock’n Coke Turkey, Smooth Festival Poland Sunburst KL International Music Festival Malaysia, WesterpopNetherlands, Zelt Musik Festival Germany
For those of you who may not know, Melt! is a unique music festival on the Ferropolis peninsula set against a breathtaking backdrop of five huge hulking coal mining diggers that tower into the sky. And with such a great location and massive line up, Melt! is one of the ‘must do’ festivals of the summer.
Today we can confirm three top-class headliners: Oasis, Bloc Party and Aphex Twin + Hecker.
Oasis will be playing their only German show after the end of their tour, Bloc Party will be returning to Ferropolis after four years and then there’s Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin.
ALL CONFIRMED ACTS SO FAR:
Aphex Twin + Hecker* | A Critical Mass (feat. Henrik Schwarz, Âme, Dixon Live) | Matias Aguayo | Baddies | Kasper Bjørke | Bloc Party | Bodi Bill | Bonaparte | Boy8Bit | Caribou* | Digitalism (live)* | Diplo* | Jochen Distelmeyer* | DJ Phono | The Dodos | Ellen Allien | The Faint | Filthy Dukes | Foals | Sascha Funke |Jazzanova Live! | Paul Kalkbrenner | Markus Kavka | Kiki | Klaxons* | Mediengruppe Telekommander | Mikroboy | Hudson Mohawke | MSTRKRFT | Mujava | The New Wine | Oasis* | Pilooski | Simian Mobile Disco (live)* | Luke Slater (live) | Super 700 | Tobias Thomas | Trentemøller (DJ-Set)* | The Whitest Boy Alive | WhoMadeWho | James Yuill | Zander VT
*only festival appearance in Germany
17th – 19th July 2009
2-day-ticket (Fri 17th + Sat 18th July 2009): 70 EUR plus fees // box office: 85 EUR
3-day-ticket (Fri 17th, Sat 18th + Sun 19th July 2009): 90 EUR plus fees // box office: 110 EUR
Daytickets will be availaible for 45 EUR plus fees from May onwards // box office: 55 EUR.
Sleepless Floor, camping and parking are free of charge at anytime.
3pm every day
FIRST ACTS ON STAGE:
5pm every day