Yesterday morning we had the announcement we’ve all been waiting for, Arctic Monkeys are back in business. Having dominated the music industry in 2013 with the renown album AM, the boys are bound to take 2018 by storm, starting with a string of festival dates this summer. 

The Sheffield quartet are playing pretty much every European festival going this year, including slots at Primavera Sound, Mad Cool Festival, Best Kept Secret and many more. As well as the previously announced US Firefly festival, plus the only UK festival slot to date which goes to TRNSMT in Glasgow on the 1st July. 

Alongside this announcement we have the first glimpse of artwork from the sixth era of Arctic Monkeys. The art deco style elongated hexagons on the black background, with a fresh new font ooze an elegant side to the band, perhaps a glimpse of a new direction. The new album is expected at any point this year so we can be sure that big news will be coming in the very near future.

A full list of festival dates are below, tickets are expected to sell out following this announcement so get yourself some while you still can. 

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Primavera Sound, Barcelona – 2nd June

Best Kept Secret, Netherlands – 8th June

Firefly Festival, US – 14th-17th June

Southside Festival, Germany – 22nd-24th June

Hurricane Festival, Germany – 22nd-24th June

TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow – 1st July

Open’er Festival, Poland – 4th July

Rockwave Festival, Athens – 6th July

Rock Werchter, Belgium – 8th July

NOS Alive, Lisbon – 12th July

Mad Cool, Madrid – 13th July

Oya, Norway – 8th August

Way Out West Festival, Sweden – 9th-11th August

Flow Festival, Finland – 11th August

Spigot Festival, Hungary – 14th August

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