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London Music News: The Festivals Are Coming!

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LoveboxThis week we’re getting excited as news of London’s summer festivals hits our inboxes.

Yesterday it was announced that the mighty Pearl Jam will headline Hard Rock Calling in June.

And today, there was a double whammy of good news for Lovebox fans – not only will it be headlined by Dizzee Rascal and Chase and Status, but the August shindig will be a whole day longer next year, becoming a three-day festival.

Plus, Wireless will be back in 2010, headlined by P!nk and The Ting Tings.

We’re also dusting off our air guitars for a brand new rock festival in Victoria Park. High Voltage has already secured ZZ Top and Emerson, Lake and Palmer as headliners – and we hear there’ll be three stages of classic rock, progressive rock and metal.

Sadly summer’s still a way off, so here are a few (closer) music dates for your diary:

The biggest indie acts of the last 12 months will be turning up to the Shockwaves NME Awards at one of our favourite venues – O2 Academy Brixton on 24 February. And the pre-awards tour includes gigs from Simian Mobile Disco and New Young Pony Club in London.

Plus, the Kerrang! Relentless Energy Tour 2010 is promising to rock the Roundhouse, with acts including All Time Low, The Blackout and Young Guns, on 5 and 6 February.

We also can’t wait for the Camden Crawl in May, although no one will tell us who’s playing just yet!