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Fightstar, Secret Machines and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly are amongst the latest additions to the bill for this year’s Download Festival. They join previously announced acts such as Metallica, Tool, Guns n Roses, The Prodigy and Trivium in the line-up for the festival, which takes place of course, from 9 – 11 June at Donington Park.

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Fatboy Slim to play at Loch Ness

Norman Cook has announced plans for a huge summer gig on the banks of Loch Ness. Fatboy Slim will headline the 20,000 capacity event which will take place near the village of Dores near Inverness, joined by acts such as Mylo and Carl Cox. The location was chosen by Cook after plans for a Brighton Beach event fell through.

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The event will coincide with the release of a Fatboy greatest hits compilation. The DJ said: “We needed something to do on Glastonbury weekend, and I couldn’t think of a more suitable caper. The Celts are renowned for their partyability, and we’ve got some cracking special guests on the bill.”

Captain live dates announced

Captain have announced details of a series of upcoming live dates. The tour, which will coincide with the release of new single ‘Broke’ on 1 May, includes support dates for Kaiser Chiefs and Delays. Their debut Trevor Horn produced album ‘This Is Hazelville’ is out this summer.

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19 Apr: Leeds Faversham
20 Apr: Camden Bullet (Camden Crawl)
21 Apr: Manchester Night & Day
22 Apr: Stoke Underground
23 Apr: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (supporting Delays)
24 Apr: Sheffield Plug
25 Apr: London Bush Hall
26 Apr: Bristol Fleece
28 Apr: London Brixton Academy (supporting Kaiser Chiefs)
29 Apr: Coventry Colosseum
20 Apr: Cambridge Junction (supporting Delays)
1 May: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (supporting Delays)
2 May: Aberdeen Tunnels
3 May: Hull Adelphi
4 May: Southampton University
5 May: Bedford Angel
6 May: Bournemouth Opera House
19 May: Brighton Audio (The Great Escape)

Citizen Cope play London

US band Citizen Cope are in London this week, playing sets at the Jog On night at the Islington Academy tonight, and then a headline show at the Camden Barfly tomorrow. The two gigs precede the release of new single ‘Bullet & A Target’ which is out on Monday (3 April), which comes from last month’s ‘The Clarence Greenwood Recordings’ album.

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T In The Park line up news

Damian Lazarus and El Presidente have been added to the T In The Park line up. They join acts such as Kaiser Chiefs, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who on the bill for the sold out event which takes place from 8-9 Jul at Balado near Kinross. Go on then, here’s the full line-up so far:

8 Jul:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Manu Chao, The Charlatans, The Ordinary Boys, Goldfrapp, Pharrell Williams, Placebo, El Presidente, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Ben Harper and
the Innocent Criminals, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Kooks, The Feeling, The Orb, Laurent Garnier, My Robot Friend, Damian Lazarus

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9 Jul:

The Who, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Hard-Fi, Richard Ashcroft, Primal Scream, Editors, Eels, The Magic Numbers, The Proclaimers, The Go! Team, Felix da Housecat, Slam, Rob Da Bank