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  1. Best Kept Secret Festival 2018 08.-10.06.2018 Beekse Bergen, 5081 NJ Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands To start the discussion: possible and fitting headliners could be... - The National (strong rumour for Primavera Sound (30.05.-03.06.2018)) - The The (first two shows confirmed for 01.06. and 05.06.2018 in Denmark and London).
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    It seems to be a very good educated guess: 1.) James Murphy and the Deawele brothers announced to do Despacio festival setups this summer (in case people are crazy enough to pay for it. It seems to be an expensive setup) 2.) Despacio is confirmed for APE in London (25.-27.05.) and Sonar Barcelona (14.-16.06.) - the equipment is in Europe at the time of BKS and it would fit schedulewise. 3.) the mysterious "?" on the timetable suggest an additional stage. Despacio is a stage and is on the above mentioned festivals for three days with at least six hour sets each day. 4.) so far no Tokyo Hill this year. Even though I guess Tokyo Hill itself might not be the perfect spot for Despacio there is space available to move things around a bit 5.) LCD Soundsystem perform on both festivals Despacio is announced for and do even a show in a different town on one of the other festival dates, as they would have to do at the time of BKS 6.) 2ManyDJs/Soulwax have been at BKS before and even did a "secret" DJ set. I'd say it's pretty likely, but you never know until it is officially confirmed
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Dune Rats have been announced as the final addition to the The Casbah lineup. Also rumours get stronger that the "?" on the timetable could be indeed Despacio (LCD Soudsystem's James Murphy's and 2ManyDjs'/Soulwax's audiophile downtempo lovechild)... http://www.wired.co.uk/article/despacio
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    The Safari Resort has just been built, but based on the map it doesn't seem further away than a lot of the camping sites and other bungalows. Depending where you are on the Safari Resort, I'd say it probably will be a 15-20 minute walk to the festival site.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    It's kind of next to each other. Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. Usually it's quite easy to get a decent spot in front of Stage 1 if you're there only a couple of minutes before the shows start.
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    Iceland Airwaves 2018

    Iceland Airwaves 2018 07.-10.11.2018 Reykjavik http://icelandairwaves.is/ Lineup: http://icelandairwaves.is/line-up/ After financial losses in the past the festival was taken over by a new owner. The official program is now one day shorter than in previous years, but with all the offvenue program that most probably will happen you might not even feel it. This year will be the 20th anniversary and initially there was a big anniversary event announced. If it will still happen after the new owner took over isn't certain, but probable. Confirmed so far: Fever Ray (SE), Rejjie Snow (IE), Superorganism (UK), Cashmere Cat (NO), Tommy Cash (EE), Mammút, Júníus Meyvant, Vök, Agent Fresco, Alma (FI), Amabadama, Auður, Av Av Av (DK), Axel Flovent, Bedouine (US), Between Mountains, Blood Orange (US), Bríet, Ceasetone, Cyber, Descartes A Kant, Floni, Fontaines D.C. (IE), Gaffa Tape Sandy, Girl Ray (UK), Girlhood (UK), GKR, Hak Baker (UK), Hatari, Hildur, Himbrimi, Hórmónar, Hugar, Husky Loops (UK), Jade Bird (UK), Jarami (SE), JMSN (US), Jockstrap (UK), Jóipé X Króli, Kiriyama Family, Logi Pedro, Máni Orrason, Mavi Phoenix (AT), Naaz (NL), Pink Street Boys, Polo & Pan (FR), Rhymatik, Sassy 009 (NO), Scarlet Pleasure (DK), Smerz (NO), Snail Mail (US), Snorri Helgason, Soccer Mommy (US), Sorry (UK), Stereo Honey (UK), Sycamore Tree, Sykur, Teitur Magnússon, The Orielles (UK), The Voidz (US), Trupa Trupa (PL), Úlfur Úlfur, Una Stef, Unnsteinn, Valdimar, Warmland, Wwwater (BE), Ylja, Young Karin.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Could be the 3voor12 Session Stage / Secret Garden Stage - or they'll add another small (surprise) venue.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    You're totally right. My mistake. I edited my posting.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    The Shacks are added to the lineup.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Here is an up to date clashfinder: https:///s/bks2018/
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Stage Four: Arp Frique (DJ), BRAZ (live), Carista, History of Soul (DJ Leroy Rey), Ionica Smeets, Joep Beving (live), Michael Midnight, Never Mind The Brexit (St. Paul UK Only Est), Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi, Tala Drum Corps, The Gospel Sessions (DJ), The Mauskovic Dance Band (DJ), Thys, Yous & Yay (Sef & Faberyayo). Most interesting for me is Joep Beving who is one of the neo-classic shooting stars right now.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    The Casbah is back and this year with five live bands: Big Ups, Crows, USA Nails, Drahla and Häxxan
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    Down The Rabbit Hole 2018

    Down The Rabbit Hole Festival 2018 29.06.-01.07.2018 Groene Heuvels, Beuningen, Netherlands (15km to Nijmegen) Headliner: - Queens of the Stoneage (29.06.) - TBN (30.06.) - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (01.07.) Co-Headliner: David Byrne, Fink, Franz Ferdinand, Nils Frahm, Odesza, Sampha Other confirmations: The Black Madonna, Calexico, Goldlink, James Holden & The Animal Spirits, Jon Hopkins (live), Oh Sees, Portugal. The Man, Bokkers, J. Bernhardt, Idles, La Femme, Parcels, Tamino, Tank And The Bangas, Yungblud + ca. 30 live acts and a couple of DJs http://downtherabbithole.nl/english
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    Down The Rabbit Hole 2018

    Final lineup and schedule released. I also made a clashfinder with all released info so far: http:///s/dtrh18/ New confirmations: - JORJA SMITH - BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB- - IAMDDB - SUUNS - RIVAL SONS - MASEGO - SHAME - HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS - SADAR BAHAR - Rahaan - Togo All Stars - Bruno Major - Fufanu - Warmduscher - TITIA - Alfa Mist - Clean Pete - Dave Budah - Foé - LUWTEN - Wwwater - ACIDP303WER - Colin Benders - dj. flugvél og geimskip - Dollkraut Band - Donaldo - Elias el Gersma - Essaie Pas - Jameszoo - Karel - Lyzza - Rizan Said - Sjamsoedin - Bernadeta Astari Trio - Club Classique - Roadtrip La Bohème - Matteo Myderwyk - Nachtgeluiden - Pynarello enTrio Bruinsma.Baas.Verhage. Official schedule: http://downtherabbithole.nl/media/files/dtrh18blokkenschema.pdf
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Karen Elson unfortunately isn't listed anymore...
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    I just read on another board that she'll also confirmed Utrecht... That's not a total KO (Rodriguez play Utrecht and Groningen as well), but chances are much slimmer.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Courtney Barnett will play a show in Cologne on June 13th. With the All Points East show in London on June 3rd, chances are very good for her to be at BKS as well.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    The crowd is pretty much relaxed. Much higher average age than many other festivals (more 25-40). I haven't seen any fights or vomiting in the past five years. Suits the setting with proper toilets and lots of food stalls with above average food. I honestly don't remember the drink prices, but food is a bit on the expensive side - but usually of great quality. If you eat on the festival site you probably want to buy two to three dishes each day, because of the quality and choice. The walking distance is depending where you are staying. The closest camping is about 10-15 minutes away from the festival ground and the furthest about 45 minutes (bungalows). There is also a new bungalow site, but I have no idea how long you'll have to walk from there. On location you need about 5 minutes from Stage 1 to Stage 2, another 5 minutes from Stage 2 to Stage 4, 5-10 minutes from Stage 1 to Stage 3 and about 5-10 minutes from Stage 3 to Stage 5. Stage 5 and Stage 1 are furthest away (about 10-15 minutes). All depending on how crowded it is.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Four Tet most probably will be on stage two right after The National (00:00-01:00). Saturday is usually the day with most acts, because it starts earlier and has program till about 04:00h. I'd say there will be about 10 additional acts on Saturday, plus the stage four DJ program. I don't expect more than one medium sized act to be announced on Saturday. Fever Ray is at Down The Rabbit Hole and most probably won't play BKS as well. If Ezra Furman is very realistic, because he's around and booked by the BKS promoter.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    I'd say most people do camp or booked a bungalow (or other accomodation) on the site, but there is usually also a shuttle bus from Tilburg to BKS (no info on the website for 2018 so far, but I'm sure there will be one again). Public transportation in the Netherlands isn't difficult and you should be able to get to the bus stop for the shuttle bus quite easily. You can go by taxi (it's a 15-20 minute ride from Tilburg to the festival site), but it obviously will be much cheaper to use public transportation and the shuttle bus. The next cities would be Eindhoven and Breda, which are double distance than Tilburg. There are also other nice accomodations on the countryside, but with much worse logistics, if you won't go to the festival by car every day. I'm sure there will be an additon to the official FAQ later with more detailed infos about the shuttle service, or someone else here might answer who used it before.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    First confirmations for Lowland and therefore 99% ruled out for BKS: Gorillaz, The War On Drugs, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, Bonobo, Dropkick Murphy's, Rag N Bone Man, Bicep (Live), Gavin James, Fatima Yamaha, Spinvis, Grizzly Bear, Stormzy, BROCKHAMPTON, David August, Floating Points (solo live), H09909, Joost, Jordan Rakei, Little Simz, Protomartyr, Rhye, $uicide Boy$, Lauv, Zeal & Ardor.
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    Down The Rabbit Hole 2018

    Strangely from the Primavera announcement only Arctic Monkeys, Warpaint and John Maus are/will be confirmed for BKS today/in the upcoming announcement. That leaves a lot of possible additions for DTRH (or for later BKS announcements): e.g.: A$ASP Rocky, Anna Von Hausswolff, Arca, Ariel Pink, Beach House, Belle And Sebastian, Car Seat Headrest, Charlotte Gainsboug, Dead Cross, Ezra Furman, Grizzly Bear, Haim, Hinds, Ibeyi, Johann Johannsson, Kero Kero Bonito, S U R V I V E / Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, Lorde, Lykke Li, Mogwai, Peter Perrett, Public Service Broadcasting, Rhye, Sevdaliza, Shellac, Slowdive, Sparks, Spiritualized, Sylvan Esso, Vagabon, The War On Drugs, Wolf Parade.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    I did miss Wolf Alice:
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Yellowdays, Warpaint, Umfang, The Kills, The Districts, SYML, Susanne Sundfor, Sudan Archives, Ray Fuego, Palm, Optimo, Omni, Moaning, Mattiel, Lido Pimienta, Karen Elson, John Maus, Job Jobse, Gus Dapperton, Flohio, Downtown Boys, Cocainpiss, Bully, Arctic Monkeys, Angus And Julia Stone, All Them Witches ...a bit underwhelming. From the festileaks board.
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    Best Kept Secret Festival 2018

    Now also officially on the BKS line-up page. I hope they'll also confirm another batch of bands today.
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