Festivals: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds,Biffy Clyro & more

David Guetta set for his biggest UK gig in June 2012

David Guetta

David Guetta has announced details of his biggest UK headline gig to date.
The French DJ will top the bill at London’s Alexandra Palace on 1 June next year, a bank holiday.
Support on the evening will come from Nervo and Nicky Romero. Tickets for the show go on general sale on Friday 2 December.
This year Guetta released fifth album Nothing But The Beat. It featured 17 artists including Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj and will.i.am.
The hit singles from the record included Where Them Girls At and Little Bad Girls.
Guetta also produced Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling, the biggest selling digital track in the world to date.


Radiohead to headline Portugal’s Optimus Alive festival

Radiohead performing on stage

Radiohead have confirmed their first festival gig of next year.
The band will headline Portugal’s Optimus Alive festival, which is set to take place between 12- 15 July in Lisbon.
A world tour has already been announced for 2012, where the band will perform tracks from latest album King of Limbs.
The shows will start with 10 dates in North America in February and five concerts across Europe in June and July.
More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
In 2007, the Oxford band allowed their fans to choose what price they paid for their album In Rainbows.
For the most recent album King of Limbs, released earlier this year, Radiohead reverted back to a normal pricing structure.

Biffy Clyro, Elbow and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been added to next year’s Isle of Wight festival line-up

The three bands join Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who will be headlining the Sunday night at Seaclose Park.
Next year’s festival takes place between 22-24 June.
Also joining the line-up are Example, Noah and the Whale, Madness and The Vaccines.
The date of next year’s festival has been moved for one year from its normal slot in early June to avoid a clash with the Diamond Jubilee and half-term holidays.
The new weekend is traditionally taken by the Glastonbury Festival, which is taking a year off in 2012.
Last year’s headliners were Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters and Kasabian.