You can't stop the music. Nobody can stop it, especially when we're looking ahead to the best of this summer's music festivals.
CAMP BESTIVAL (July 30 - August 1) has announced that St Albans trio Friendly Fires (pictured) will be their Sunday headliners, alongside a raft of newly confirmed acts and DJs, including Marc Almond, Billy Bragg, and The Blockheads. Calvin Harris, The Fall and The Human League were in the initial line-up. Hurts, Field Music, Lucky Elephant, Kid Carpet, Gentleman's Dub Club, Pete And The Pirates and The Wurzels have now just been added. More DJ sets have also been announced from Annie Mac, Mr Scruff, William Orbit, Jack Beats, Mark Lamarr, Nigel Godrich, Joy Orbison, Jakwob, Mistajam, and Cooly G. If you can't wait until then, there's a taster event being held at London's Koko club on March 20. For more info, look to http://www.campbestival.net/
BENACASSIM FESTIVAL (July 15-18) has announced the first handful of acts to play in Barcelona, Spain. Kasabian, The Prodigy, The Specials, Dizzee Rascal, Pil and Ian Brown are all scheduled to play the four-day event. For further news and updates, keep an eye on http://benicassimfestival.co.uk/
COACHELLA 2010 (April 16-18) has been announced with a killer bill. The festival takes place in the Californian desert and will feature Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Muse, LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Thom Yorke, Pavement, Grace Jones and Sly & The Family Stone. It's one of the biggest festivals outside Europe. For more info, go to http://www.coachella.com/