The Rolling Stones
We’ve got a pretty clear picture now of what the festival season looks like in 2013. Here’s our mammoth rundown of the best bands hitting the circuit this year and where you can catch them, starting with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury, the big daddy (June 26-30, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset).
The queen of dubstep will be travelling all across Europe this summer, stopping off in Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Belgium and various places in the UK too. Katy B will almost definitely be playing new track “What Love Is Made Of”, slightly more house and trap than her old style. Catch her at Global Gathering (July 26 – 27 Stratford-upon-avon, UK)
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Swedish duo The Knife are best known for penning the original “Heartbeats” that was made famous by fellow Swede José González. They’ll be appearing at loads of European festivals this year, and will perform at Rob Da Bank’s Bestival here in the UK (5 – 8 September, Isle Of Wight) and Øya (6 – 10 August, Øya Festival 2013 – Oslo, Norway).
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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Having released a pretty impressive 15 studio albums, including ‘Push The Sky Away’ in February of this year, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have got a pretty hectic summer ahead of them this year. Catch them at Flow festival (7 – 11 August, Helsinki, Finland) and Glasto.