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Graham Coxon, Alt-J, Patrick Watson added to End Of The Road festival

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, Alt-J and Patrick Watson are among the new additions to this summer's End Of The Road festival. The festival, which will take place in Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire on August 31 – September 2, will be headlined by Grandaddy, Midlake and a co-headline effort from Grizzy Bear and Tindersticks. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Savages, Creature With The Atom Brain, Gravenhurst, Abi Wade, Big Wave, Olympians, Horse Thief, Hurray For The Riff Raff, King Charles, The Step Kids, Woods, and Zachary Cale.

Atoms For Peace announce European festival dates

Atoms For Peace have been announced as the headliner for two festivals this July. Thom Yorke’s side project with Flea, Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker will play The Melt! Festival in Ferropolis, Germany and the Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. Melt!, now in its 16th year, will also include Alt-J, Django Django, Dan Deacon and The Knife. It takes place between July 19 and 21. Tickets are €119 (£102.85) plus fees including a €5 garbage disposal surcharge.

Kraftwerk to headline T In The Park 2013

Kraftwerk will headline T In The Park 2013. The 20th anniversary of the Scottish festival will also see sets from Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, The Killers, Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith and Alt-J.

Richard Hawley and Plan B favourites to win this year’s Mercury Prize

Plan B and Richard Hawley have emerged as the favourites to win this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize wth odds of 4-1 each. The shortlist of the 12 'Albums Of The Year' chosen by an independent judging panel were announced yesterday afternoon (September 12) at London's Hospital Club. The final award for the £20,000 prize will be announced on November 1. Alt-J were previously named as the odds-on favourite for the 2012 prize by bookmakers, but their odds have now slipped to 5-1.

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