Celebrate both the Cornish people's new national minority status and the reopening of the beautiful Dawlish railway line with a southwest fest! The always-scenic
If Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' was the never-ending groove that fuelled 2013's small-hours parties in silent disco, campsite and dance tent, this year's inescapable festival theme will be Meridian Dan's grime revival monster 'German Whip' - you may even see men chasing frisbees to it.
THE BIG FOUR-WOAH-
Knebworth House celebrates 40 years of hosting live music this year, having been the scene of ground-shaking gigs by Queen, Oasis and er,
Get back to the strung-out, bearded roots of festivals with the increasing range of psych-rock specials. This year has already seen the first Berlin Psych Fest and will go from trip to trip with the continuing success of Liverpool Psych Fest - featuring excellent Swedish weirdos Goat -
ATP NOT RIP
Connoisseur promoters ATP refuse to go gentle into that good chalet, moving beyond the Pontin's weekender era with two new ventures. ATP @ OFF is a one-day event preceding
JACK V DAMON
Two big indie beasts take their solo chances this year. Damon Albarn's got himself used to mega-crowds again with the Blur reunion, but will his more low-key solo debut 'Everyday Robots' square up to headline slots at Latitude and Exit? Or will the crown go to former White Stripe Jack White who, with second solo album 'Lazaretto' is taking on high slots at Glasto and Open'er?
GIVE IT SOME TELLY
Not a new reformation, or a new idea, but if our experience watching Television play their genuinely legendary debut 'Marquee Moon' at ATP last year is anything to go by, their repeat performance at Primavera, out in the summer air, should be swoon-inducing.
WIRED FOR SOUND
The more bijou
KEEP ON BELLADRUMMIN'
Though Rockness was forced to cancel due to clashes with the Commonwealth Games, northern
Latitude in the
BIG TOP DOGS
The Big Top stage at Bestival has always been home to the big boutique fest's more left-field acts, and this year it joins forces with
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