Rock en Seine: Arctic Monkeys headlining the Parisian festival

The Arctic Monkeys were announced to headline the Parisian Rock en Seine festival.

The Sheffield-formed rock group recently announced their first tour dates since 2019 and are set to perform in countries like Turkey and the Czech Republic.

They have now added a new date to their list: they will play Rock en Seine on August 25, the opening night of the festival.

Idles and James Blake have also been confirmed in the lineup. They join Nick Cave and the previously announced Bad Seeds, Tame Impala, Kraftwerk, Jamie xx and Stromae.

Other artists who will perform include Yungblud, Parcels and Fontaines DC.

The festival general manager said of the upcoming Arctic Monkeys appearance: “We are delighted to have Arctic Monkeys back at the festival for our next edition and a France exclusive.

“After 16 years since their first album and two unforgettable concerts at Rock en Seine in 2011 and 2014, they have established themselves as one of the best bands of the moment and we can’t wait to present them to our festival-goers.

The band will release their seventh album in 2022. It will be their first since Hotel and Casino Tranquility Base.

Rock en Seine will take place from August 25 to 28. Tickets are on sale now

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