As Sunday rolls around, and the onslaught of Christmas parties slowly comes to a close, it comes back to that magical time of the week… That’s right! It’s time for RIOT’s weekly festival news roundup – this time with less Killers…
The Killers, Gorillaz, Travis Scott and many more announced for Lollapalooza Paris
(ok, we may have lied, but still) Kicking off the second instalment of Paris’ Lollapalooza, organisers have announced the first 36 names for 2018’s festival. With The Killers, Gorillaz, Travis Scott and Depeche Mode taking the headline spots, the French two-dayer will also see Diplo, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Portugal. The Man, Years & Years, Zara Larsson, Catfish and The Bottlemen, FIDLAR and many, many more head over to Paris’ Hippodrome de Longchamp this July. With tickets already on sale for Lollapalooza’s newest franchise, we’re sure that it’ll be one of the highlights of the French summer.
— Lollapalooza Paris (@lollapaloozafr) December 15, 2017
Mad Cool festival adds a massive 31 new names
In an attempt to make out lives that bit easier, Mad Cool Festival has unveiled 31 new names. Amongst them Tame Impala, Franz Ferdinand, Glass Animals, FIDLAR, Portugal, The Man, Frankie Cosmos, Jain, Bed Rugs, Haux and so many more it’d quite literally obliterate our word count. With already what can be argued as the best lineup of the summer so far, Mad Cool is set to bring a massive weekender once again to Madrid. For more info head over to the Mad Cool website.
— Mad Cool Festival (@madcoolfestival) December 14, 2017
Les Eurockéennes de Belfort announce first names for 2018
Celebrating its 30th year, Les Eurockéennes de Belfort have unveiled their first names for 2018. With Queens of The Stone Age kicking off the lineup, they’re also joined by Nine Inch Nails, Macklemore, Prophets Of Rage, Liam Gallagher, Rick Ross, Alice In Chains, Texas, At The Drive In, Black Madonna, Cigarettes After Sex and many more. Taking place in Belfort at the start of July (5th to 8th) Les Eurockéennes is set to kick off the French festival season in style.
— Les Eurockéennes (@eurockeennes) December 15, 2017
Austria’s Snowboming expands 2018 lineup
Taking to the snowy slopes of Austra next April, Snowbombing has unveiled it’s latest round of names for its 2018 edition. Joining the already announced Liam Gallagher, Pendulum, Dizzee Rascal and Craig David are DJ Yoda, Honey Dijon, Nastia, Craig Charles, Cassy, James Zabiela, Andrea Olivia, Dub Pistols and Eclair Fifi. With five days of snow, music and skiing for just £299, Snowbombing is the best way to kick off your 2018 festival season.
— Snowbombing (@Snowbombing) December 13, 2017
Øya Festival announces Arcade Fire and Wolf Alice
Expanding on an already brilliant lineup, Øya Festival announced a slew of new names this week. Alongside Arcade Fire and Wolf Alice Øya also added Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, J Hus, Superorganism, SASSY 009, Tønes and Fieh. Taking place in Oslo’s Tøyen Park next August, Øya has grown over the past 19 years to become one of Northen Europes finest festivals. With tickets from 2804.00 NOK (£250 at time of writing), Øya is set to once again smash it out the park.
— Øyafestivalen (@oyafestival) December 11, 2017
Best Kept Secret announces first two 2018 headliners
Staying in Northen Europe, Netherlands’ Best Kept Secret unveiled part of its 2018 lineup. Taking the top spots are LCD Soundsystem and The National, both hailing from Brooklyn the bands are set to bring two unforgettable sets to Holland this summer as they take the stage at BKS. Joining them will also be Chvrches, Deerhunter, Father John Misty, Future Islands, Spoon, The Internet, Ty Segall, Tyler, The Creator, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Aldous Harding, Alex Cameron, Khruangbin, Naaz, Preoccupations, Rex Orange County, Rostam, Shanti Celeste, Superorganism, The Comet Is Coming and Waxahatchee.
Ready? Here we go! Veelgevraagd op jullie BKS-verlanglijst, dus bij deze een vroeg kerstcadeau: The National en LCD Soundsystem headlinen de zaterdag en zondag van Best Kept Secret 2018! De voorverkoop begint aanstaande zaterdag om 10:00 uur via https://t.co/8ApnPYuIee. pic.twitter.com/AaRleVr8Ax
— Best Kept Secret (@BKSfestival) December 13, 2017
CHVRCHES, Khalid and more headed to NOS Alive 2018
Marked as one of the best festivals in Europe, if not the world, NOS Alive is at it once again, adding a slew of brilliant names that are set to take the stage in Portugal next summer. CHVRCHES, Khalid, Perfume Genius, At The Drive In, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Portugal, The Man will join an already stellar lineup, which will see Pearl Jam, The National, Two Door Cinema Club, Franz Ferdinand, Future Islands and many more head over to Lisbon next July.
— NOS Alive (@NOS_Alive) December 14, 2017