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Summer Of Love Viewing Guide

Rock Sound
Rock Sound 18 May 2010 at 17.07

Who to see and when to see them with Rock Sound’s guide to the Summer Festival circuit!

Festival season is not just on the horizon, it's well and truly here!

Got yourself sorted? No? Well, if you are not already fully versed in this Summer's delights then panic not as Rock Sound guides you through the must see moments for the months ahead.

From the big-hitters at Download and Sonisphere to the rising stars playing Slam Dunk and Hevy we have got all your unmissable moments covered.

Are we sitting comfortably? Delightful. Then we shall begin.

Radio 1's Big Weekend
Bangor, North Wales
May 22-23

Unmissable Act: Biffy Clyro
Playing between Ke$ha and Rhianna is not exactly normal practice for the Ayrshire trio, no matter, the band will still smash it out the park during their high profile Main Stage slot as they rub shoulders with the likes of 30 Seconds To Mars, Paramore, Pendulum, You Me At Six and more.

Slam Dunk Festival
Various Locations
May 29-30

Unmissable Act: Alkaline Trio
Fifteen years, seven albums and still going strong, Matt Skiba and company have the veteran knowledge and songs to dominate the festival's second stage, New Found Glory, Four Year Strong and Against Me! all beware.

Download Festival
June 11-13

Unmissable Act: Deftones
They might not have AC/DC's production, Rage Against The Machine's fanbase or Aerosmith's unpredictability but Deftones have an incredible new record and a story of great adversity (click here to read all about it) that is entirely unrivalled, a stellar performance is all but guaranteed.

May 16-18

Unmissable Act: The Blackout
This sextet headline the Rock Sound Cave; the stage with the best name, best line-up and best sponsor of all time. Us biased? Fucked Up, Young Guns, The King Blues and many more beg to differ!

July 30 - August 01


Unmissable Act: Bring Me The Horizon
Loved and hated in equal measure, this Sheffield quintet have a prime show-stealing afternoon slot. Should Rammstein, Iron Maiden and Placebo be worried? Maybe...

Hevy Festival
August 06 - 08

Unmissable Act: Lower Than Atlantis
While Glassjaw, The Subways and Gallows duke it out for the headlines from this fast-rising Festival Lower Than Atlantis will emerge from the weekend as most people's new favourite band, just watch and see.

Reading and Leeds Festival
Richfield Ave, Bramham Park
August 27 - 29

Unmissable Act: Blink-182
No disrespect to Paramore, The Gaslight Anthem, Lostprophets or Queens Of The Stone Age but there is only one band on everyone's schedule at Reading and Leeds this year. The Mark, Tom and Travis show finally returns to the UK!


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