Arctic Monkeys Tour 2018: Which Festivals Are They Playing?
30 January 2018, 06:00
With Alex Turner and co. poised to release their sixth studio album this year, we give you the news, rumours and latest updates on where they'll be playing in 2018.
Arctic Monkeys' as-yet-untitled sixth studio album and the follow-up to 2013's AM is on its way, which can only mean one thing... Live dates in 2018!
CONFIRMED: Primavera Sound, Spain - 2 June 2018
Taking place between 30 May and 2 June in Barcelona's Parc del Fòrum, the 2018 line-up features Nick Cave, The National, Lorde, Bjork, The War On Drugs, CHVRCHES and more. More info at: www.primaverasound.com
CONFIRMED: Best Kept Secret, Netherlands - 8 June, 2018
CONFIRMED: Firefly Festival, US - 14-17 June 2018
Alex Turner and co. announced that they would headline Firefly Festival, where they'll take to The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware this June. More info at fireflyfestival.com
The Woodlands are calling— Firefly Festival (@LiveAtFirefly) January 11, 2018
Passes on sale Friday, 1/12 at 10am ET. Special one-day pricing available Friday only till 11:59pm ET! pic.twitter.com/O4ZPLdgLwy
CONFIRMED: TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow - 1 July 2018
It's already shaping up to be one of the biggest festivals of 2018, despite only being in its second year. And if that wasn't enough to keep TRNSMT firmly in Arctic Monkeys' sights, the Glasgow Green festival has added a whole weekend of fun this year. Arctic Monkeys will play TRNSMT on Sunday 1 July, with support from Interpol, Blossoms, Nothing But Thieves, Declan McKenna, Miles Kane and Tom Grennan.
CONFIRMED: Open’er Festival, Poland - 4 July 2018
CONFIRMED: Rockwave Festival, Athens - 6 July 2018
Taking place across July in Athens, Greece, this festival favours the rockier end of the musical spectrum, and other acts confirmed for 2018 are Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. More info at www.rockwavefestival.gr
CONFIRMED: Rock Werchter, Belgium - 8 July 2018
The Monkeys join David Byrne, Eels, Fleet Foxes, Gorillaz, jack White, London Grammar, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Pearl Jam, Snow Patrol, Queens Of The Stone Age and more in Belgium between 5 and 8 July 2018. www.rockwerchter.be
Sometimes dreams do come true. @ArcticMonkeys - they top the wish list of the festival fans - are back after a 3-year hiatus. They’re Rock Werchter 2018’s closing act on Sunday 8 July! #RW18 #staytunedformore pic.twitter.com/V8YAOGKDYN— Rock Werchter (@RockWerchter) January 29, 2018
CONFIRMED: NOS Alive, Lisbon - 12 July 2018
Lisbon plays host to the following acts between 12 and 14 July 2018: Pearl Jam, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jack white, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club, Future Islands, CHVRCHES, The Kooks, Portugal. The Man, Franz Ferdinand and more. More info: http://nosalive.com/en/
CONFIRMED: Mad Cool, Madrid - 13 July 2018
The Spanish festival also includes Alice In Chains, The Big Moon, Depeche Mode, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Fleet Foxes, Jack White, James Bay, Kasabian, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala and more between 12 and 14 July 2018. More info https://madcoolfestival.es/
CONFIRMED: Oya, Norway - 8 August 2018
Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Lykke Li, Wolf Alice, Grizzly Bear, Patti Smith and more will play this acclaimed festival between 8 and 11 August 2018. More info: http://oyafestivalen.no
CONFIRMED: Way Out West Festival, Sweden - 9-11 August 2018
CONFIRMED: Flow Festival, Finland - 11 August 2018
Fleet Foxes, Patti Smith, St Vincent, Grizzly Bear and more play Helsinki’s Flow festival between 10 and 12 August 2018. More info: www.flowfestival.com
Are you ready for some more #flowfestival2018 acts?— Flow Festival (@flowfestival) January 29, 2018
Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Fleet Foxes, Fever Ray, Kevin Morby, Shame, Anna Puu, Kakka-hätä 77, Kynnet, Lake Jons, Lxandra and Ibe are ready for Flow Festival 2018!
Read more: https://t.co/bKxFOZ5a9w pic.twitter.com/iGcxL1rYi6
CONFIRMED: Sziget Festival, Hungary - 14 August 2018
The Killers were the first act announced for the Spanish extravaganza back in December, and we expect that there's plenty more where that came from.
Arctic Monkeys have a bit of history with the event, headlining in 2007 and 2011, so a return to the Valencian music festival could be very much on the cards.