Festivals round-up: extras for Download 2009,Field Day,Truck Festival and many more

Posted: 8th April 2009

More festival good news comes for eager fans as an array of events continue to announce additional acts for the 2009 season. Let some of these whet your mud-and-wellies appetite…

Rock festival Download, already featuring Faith No More, Def Leppard, Korn, Whitesnake, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson, has added Fightstar, The Answer, Staind, Stone Gods, Static-X, Sevendust and Bring Me The Horizon to their bill. The event, to be held in Donington Park near Derby will take place from 12-14th June.

Legendary Isle of Wight festival - which only last week announced that it would be headlined by Simple Minds - has confirmed that Ladyhawke, Bananarama and Noisettes will also be gracing its stages this June (12-14th) at Seaclose Park. Also playing the star-studded event are Basement Jaxx, The Prodigy, The Ting Tings, Pendulum, Razorlight, Maximo Park, Ultravox, and The Charlatans.

Welsh rockers Lostprophets have declared their presence at the twin Leeds and Reading festivals this summer. New material will be played ahead of the band's fourth album release at their second stage headlining set. The events, which will both take place on August Bank Holiday weekend later this year, will be also headlined by Radiohead and The Arctic Monkeys - tickets went on sale last week.

At The Secret Garden Party (East Anglia, 23-26 July), artists including The Holloways, Those Dancing Days, Chairlift, Rodrigo y Gabriela and VV Brown have been added the bill, which already boasts Jarvis Cocker and Phoenix as headlining the event.

Field Day's line-up now includes Mystery Jets, The Horrors and Little Boots. The Victoria Park event in London - which will take place on August 1st - has also added Santogold to the array of artists that will feature at the day-festival alongside Mogwai, Erol Alkan and Errors.

In its 12th year, Truck festival has announced that Ash and Supergrass are to headline, which will also feature Red Light Company and Detroit Social Club. The 2-day festival (25-26th July, Oxford, is famous for using a flatbed truck as a stage, has also confirmed sets from Data Select Party, Errors, Broken Records and Pulled Apart By Horses. Tickets for Truck are on sale now at £70.

Watch this space for more announcements as they come!

Kim Sklinar