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Monday Music News 2014 4.7
FRANK TURNER is set to be one of the headliners for this year’s Sonisphere Festival, at which he’ll lead his roster-mates to the big stages of Knebworth Park July 4-6. This is Sonisphere’s first year back since 2012, and this newest version of the fest will also include performances from Dropkick Murphys, Ghost, Protest the Hero and Airbourne – but bring your earplugs, as Turner is about the “lightest” act on the bill, which is heavy on the loud stuff. Early tix are available now.

BECK’S tour kicks off this week in support of his new album, Morning Phase, which has already sold well over 100,000 copies since its release late in February. The Beckster will launch his trek on April 9 in Santa Barbara, California, with additional shows on the schedule including stops in Tucson AZ (4.23), El Paso TX (4.24), Toronto (4.27), at NYC’s Central Park Summerstage (7.18), and at a plethora of festivals, including Coachella, Cleveland, Ohio’s Edgefest, and Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival.

CAMP BESTIVAL is ready to roll July 31-August 3 this year, complete with comedy, author talks, poetry readings, theatre performances, and of course plenty of eclectic food choices. Among the big-stage lineup will be sets from the likes of Johnny Marr, The Radiophonic Workshop, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers, De La Soul, Sinead O’Connor, Peter Hook and the Light, The Wedding Present, DJ sets from Rob Da Bank, and more TBA.

PYXIS POINTS | Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is back in the news with yet another side project – this one finds him collaborating with The National’s Bryce Dessner on a collective album | The Glastonbury Festival has been granted a ten-year license, which will keep them in the music fest biz until 2024 | And Neko Case has added more shows to her 2014 schedule, including stops in Toronto (5.9), Chicago (5.13), and at the Governors Ball fest in New York (6.6)  – Kristi Kates