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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS are to headline Homelands, a 30,000-capacity all-night dance music festival to be held in Hampshire on May 29 next year.

The band, who are set to release a new album around that time, will be playing live at the event, which runs from 1pm to 6am at the Matterly Bowl, near Winchester. A full line-up will be announced in the next few weeks. Tickets go on sale next year.

The event is being promoted by the Mean Fiddler Organisation and former Cream director DARREN HUGHES.

Cream and the Mean Fiddler organised this year’s inaugural Creamfields festival but when Hughes left the Liverpool superclub, the Mean Fiddler decided to work with him to promote Homelands rather than continuing to work with Creamfields.

However, a spokeswoman for Creamfields confirmed the event was still going ahead again next year, despite the fact Homelands has been planned for the same May weekend and at the same venue that Creamfields was held. Details are expected to be announced in the next two weeks.

The Creamfields spokeswoman told NME: “There is definitely going to be another Creamfields next year. The team is organising it now. It wasn’t just Darren who organised it, it was all of us.”

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