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26th January 2012

Franz Ferdinand added as main stage headline act for Heineken Open’er Festival 2012

Dubstep front-runner SBTRKT live and Polish popstress Julia Marcell also added to line-up

Heineken Open’er Festival have confirmed that Take Me Out post-punkers Franz Ferdinand will headline the Heineken Open’er main stage on Friday 6th July 2012. ran Ferdinand will be joining the previously announced Björk, The xx and Justice. Also heading for Gdynia this summer will be SBTRKT live, one of the hottest properties in dubstep right now and Polish-born singer-songwriter Julia Marcell who will return to Poland from Germany where she currently lives.

Franz Ferdinand have a Mercury Prize, two BRITs and an Ivor Novello Award under their belts, not to mention platinum selling records. Having spent most of 2011 in the studio preparing the follow-up to 2009’s Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, rumoured to be due for release this year, the band’s set will be a welcome return to the live stage.

Sporting a mask on stage and behind the decks, Aaron Jerome is as protective of his face as he is his real name but he is now known the world over under the guise of SBTRKT. From his DJ sets at London’s Plastic People to signing to label du jour Young Turks the electronic producer has attracted much praise both for his own tracks and remixes for the likes of Radiohead, MIA and Mark Ronson.

The final of the latest additions comes in the form of Julia Marcell, an artist who burst onto the European music scene in 2008 via her fan-funded debut album It Might Like You. Polish-born Marcell’s mix of pop, folk and electronic sounds have a quirky and hypnotic effect.

Over 100 artists will perform across the weekend and tickets are currently on sale costing £74 (including camping).

Heineken Open’er festival - 4th –7th July 2012 - Gdynia, Poland

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