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Ryan Johnston

From Creepers Christmas carols to The Killers being announced for, well, literally everything, the past week has been a whirlpool of excitement (not to mention some actual, proper snow!!). Yet as we make our final preparations for the holidays, and the snow falls, so do the festival announcements. So once again sit down, relax, and enjoy RIOT‘s festival news roundup.

TRNSMT announces The Killers as closing act

Tasked with closing off TRNSMT FestivalThe Killers are set to head to Glasgow. Joined by two of the city’s finest, CHVRCHES and Franz Ferdinand, the final night of TRNSMT is set to be a…

Franz Ferdinand and Two Door Cinema Club head to NOS Alive

Joining the ever-expanding lineup of NOS Alive, these two acts have once again wetted our appetite for a quick trip to Lisbon this summer. Joining Pearl Jam, The National, Wolf Alice, Future Islands and Queens Of The Stone Age next year’s NOS Alive is set to pack quite a kick. With three-day passes and tickets for the 14th already sold-out, you better get clicking before the rest go.

Gorillaz set to take over Boomtown Fair

Announced as a UK festival exclusive, the world’s biggest 2D band, Gorillaz, are set to take Boomtown Fair by storm this summer as they headline the festival. With many more names to follow, Boomtown is already off to a cracking start.

Isle Of Wight Festival kicks off 2018 lineup

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Isle Of Wight Festival kicked off its 2018 lineup with a massive round of names. Leading the bill are The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher and Depeche Mode, accompanied by The Script, Van Morrison, James Bay and Blossoms. With tickets already on sale, next years IOW is set to be a fiftieth birthday party like no other…

Slam Dunk takes to the airwaves to announce second round of names

Taking over the Radio 1 Rock Show Slam Dunk Festival unveied their second round of names for 2018. Amongst them Frank Carter, PVRIS and Good Charlotte, you can check out the full lineup additions over here. With more names than ever before set to take the stage at next year’s edition Slam Dunk is set to be, well, a slam dunk!

Community Festival set to return to London

Unveiling its first round of names, Finsbury Park’s Community Festival is set to return to London for one day. Featuring Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Circa Waves, Rat Boy, Sundara Karma, Tom Grennan and Pale Waves the one-dayer is set to bring a brilliant day of music to North London.

Handmade Festival announces first 20 names

Returning for two days of music, film and exhibitions Handmade Festival has announced its first names for 2018. Featuring Circa Waves, Idles, Little Comets, Her’s and more Handmade is set to take over Leicester’s O2 Academy next May.

The Killers set to take on FIB Benicassim

Announced as the first headliner for Spain’s biggest festival, The Killers are set to bring an almighty set to Benicassim as they head there this summer. With hundreds of names yet to be announced, Benicassim is once again off to a cracking start!

alt-j, Ho99o9 and more announced for Dour Festival

Adding 12 new names to the 2018 lineup, Dour festival announced Odeza, Girls In Hawaii, Joey Basa$$ and many more for its 30th edition. They join Mura Masa and Tyler The Creator on next years bill.

ØYA Festival kicks off 2018 lineup with Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear and more

Set to take over Oslo next August Øya Festival unveiled Sleaford Mods, Brockhampton, Chelsea Wolfe, Smerz, Patty Smith, Grizzly Bear and Lykke Li for its 2018 edition. With four days of music, arts and food Øya Festival is one of the finest weekenders in Norway.

Arcade Fire head to Copenhagen for HAVEN

Returning after a brilliant first year, HAVEN Festival is set to see Arcade Fire take the stage. The festival, curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National) will also see Ariel Pink, Big Thief, Brockhampton, Kevin Morby, Moses Sumney, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more play the three-dayer.

And that’s your lot. The flood of names will undoubtedly be keeping our keyboards busy and our wallets furtively checking over their shoulders, so be sure to check back here, because we’ll be letting you know about the next batch soon.

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