Arctic Monkeys Tour 2018: Which Festivals Are They Playing?

30 January 2018, 06:00

Arctic Monkeys 2013

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 

Taking place in Hilvarenbeek in the south of the Netherlands between 16 and 18 June, this year’s festival also features LCD Soundsystem, The National, Chvrches and more. www.bestkeptsecret.nl

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

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.

Also playing TRNSMT this year are The Killers, Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics with more acts still to be announced. More info at trnsmtfest.com

TRNSMT festival line up 1 July 2018

CONFIRMED: Open’er Festival, Poland - 4 July 2018

Situated on the North Coast of Poland, Gdynia’s Open’er festival features an amazing line-up of Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Fleet Foxes, Gorillaz, Massive Attack and more.More info: http://opener.pl/en

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

Rockwave Festival 2018

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

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

Also playing this festival in Gothenburg between 9 and 11 August 2018 are Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Lykke Li and more… More info: www.wayoutwest.se
 

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

CONFIRMED: Sziget Festival, Hungary - 14 August 2018

Arctic Monkeys will be joined by Mumford And Sons, Liam Gallagher, Bastille, The Kooks, Blossoms, Wolf Alice, Everything Everything  and more between 8 to 15 August 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. More info: https://szigetfestival.com/en/

RUMOUR: Benicàssim

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. 

Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment