Friday, March 02, 2018

Second wave sounding good

While some summer festivals are still busy announcing their first raft of acts, others are already onto their second. Green Man, for instance, has added the likes of Anna Calvi, Sacred Paws, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Black Angels, Sweet Baboo and Cate Le Bon to a bill that already boasted Grizzly Bear, Jane Weaver, Amber Arcades, Bo Ningen, DUDS, Juanita Stein, Fleet Foxes, Boy Azooga, Lost Horizons and Public Service Broadcasting.

The latter trio are also playing at Bluedot, the festival taking place at Jodrell Bank in July. The Flaming Lips and The Chemical Brothers had already been announced as headliners, but they're set to be joined by an impressive supporting cast that now includes Hookworms, Nadine Shah, Slowdive, Acid Mothers Temple and Drahla alongside a number of prominent comics and scientists. Acid Mothers Temple are a particularly inspired choice given the venue - much like the extraordinary things that the observatory has revealed about the universe, they baffle and amaze in almost equal measure.

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