We’re calling it “Arctic Monkeys Monday” — the band released so many festival appearances yesterday that we had to gather them all up in one place. As of the time of this article, Europe is reaping the benefits of the summer tour with only a single appearance for the group in the United States at Firefly in Delaware.
Now onto the stops the band will be making this summer:
Primavera Sound 2018
May 30-June 3, 2018
This Barcelona institution is a beacon for the entire spectrum of indie rock along with a smattering of entries from just about every other genre of music. Hundreds of bands fill the Parc El Forum along with one-of-a-kind intimate performances throughout the city. Add this music festival mecca to your bucket list immediately.
Featured Artists: A$AP Rocky, Arctic Monkeys, Beach House, Car Seat Headrest, Chromeo, CHVRCHES, Cigarettes After Sex, Deerhunter, Father John Misty, Grizzly Bear, Haim, IDLES, Jon Hopkins, Lorde, Lykke Li, Mogwai, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Blessed Madonna, The National, The War on Drugs, Thundercat, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vince Staples, Warpaint, Waxahatchee, Wolf Parade
Vito Valentinetti/Primavera Sound
Best Kept Secret Festival 2018
June 8-10, 2018
Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands
One of the highlights of the Dutch festival season, the Best Kept Secret Festival brings a world-class lineup to the south of the Netherlands. The beautiful location boasts an incredible lake, plenty of camping options, and multiple stages to complete the weekend.
Featured Artists: Arctic Monkeys, CHVRCHES, Deerhunter, Father John Misty, Future Islands, LCD Soundsystem, Mogwai, Spoon, The Kills, The National, Ty Segall, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vince Staples, Warpaint, Wavves, Waxahatchee, Wolf Alice
Photo Credit: Samuel Swanson
Firefly Music Festival 2018
June 14-17, 2018
In only a few short years, the Firefly Music Festival has become a solid addition to the East Coast summer calendar. Set in the forested landscape of The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Delaware, Firefly boasts seven stages and over a 100 performers each year.
Featured Artists: Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Big Gigantic, Chromeo, Cold War Kids, Eminem, Foster the People, Jimmy Eat World, Kendrick Lamar, Lord Huron, Martin Garrix, MGMT, Odesza, Royal Blood, Rudimental, The Killers, Vance Joy
Photo Credit: Alive Coverage
Hurricane Festival 2018
June 22-24, 2018
It's one of the craziest festivals in Europe with a campground that gets so nuts that they have nicknamed it Mordor. Welcome to the Hurricane Festival, the northern counterpart of Southside, which features the same bands over the same 3-day weekends. There's always a diverse lineup with rock and German acts taking the center stage.
Southside Festival 2018
June 22-24, 2018
Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
The twin sister festival of Hurricane to the north, Southside wrestles up an identical roster of talent over the same three days. Expect plenty of indie rock, mainstream acts, and some of the top names in German music to perform.
TRNSMT Festival 2018
June 29-July 8, 2018
Scotland's newest mega-festival moved into Glasgow to fill the void left by the legendary T in the Park. Now stretching over two weekends, TRNSMT has already made a name for itself by assembling a world-class roster of talent along with multiple UK exclusives.
Open’er Festival 2018
July 4-7, 2018
Poland's mega-festival Open'er brings major acts to the country, most of them for their first time. This is an absolute monster of a camping festival with a stacked four days of headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machines, and LCD Soundsystem.
Rock Werchter 2018
July 5-8, 2018
For over 40 years, Belgian festies have descended onto tiny town of Werchter for this annual 4-day tribute to rock, pop, and everything loud. If there's a headliner you want to this summer, it's a strong bet they'll be at Rock Werchter which curates one of the best lineups of the summer. The delicious Belgian beer flows like water here, and yes, they do have waffles, along with a massive main stage, two tent stages, and one wild dance arena.
Featured Artists: Alice in Chains, Arctic Monkeys, CHVRCHES, Courteeners, First Aid Kit, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, George Ezra, Gorillaz, IDLES, Jack Johnson, Jack White, James Bay, Marshmello, MGMT, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Parov Stelar, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Rae Sremmurd, Rival Sons, Snow Patrol, Stone Sour, The Killers, The Vaccines, Vince Staples, Wolf Alice
NOS Alive 2018
July 12-14, 2018
NOS Alive (formerly known as Optimus Alive), is one of Portugal's leading mega-festivals, known nationally for bringing huge international stars to the country. Be prepared for sunny weather, an eclectic lineup, and to party all night in Lisbon. The motto beach by day, music by night, is in full effect with acts typically starting in the early evening and lasting to the early morning.
Featured Artists: Alice in Chains, Arctic Monkeys, At The Drive-In, CHVRCHES, Franz Ferdinand, Future Islands, Jack White, MGMT, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Portugal. the Man, Queens of the Stone Age, Real Estate, Snow Patrol, The National, Two Door Cinema Club, Wolf Alice
Photo Credit: Matias Altbach Photography
Mad Cool Festival 2018
July 12-14, 2018
Simply put, Mad Cool Festival puts together one of the best lineups in the world. Every year, they gather together a roster of talent in Madrid that will make you want to drop everything and book a ticket to Spain.
Featured Artists: Alice in Chains, Arctic Monkeys, At The Drive-In, Depeche Mode, Fidlar, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Gold Panda, Jack Johnson, Jack White, James Bay, Japandroids, Justice, Massive Attack, MGMT, Nine Inch Nails, Odesza, Pearl Jam, Portugal. the Man, Queens of the Stone Age, Real Estate, Rival Sons, Slaves, Snow Patrol, Tame Impala, The Blessed Madonna, The Bloody Beetroots, Wolf Alice, Yo La Tengo
Photo Credit: Matias Altbach
Oya Festival 2018
August 7-11, 2018
Øya Festival is the largest outdoor festival in Norway, taking place in on the east side Oslo at the beautiful Tøyenparken. 60,000 festies are drawn in every August for four days of a wonderfully curated international lineup that pulls in some heavy hitters as headliners. Øya Festival also prides itself on its sustainability and their groundbreaking green initiatives.
Photo Credit: Erik Moholdt and Øya Festival
Way Out West 2018
August 9-11, 2018
Way Out West welcomes some of the largest bands in the world to Sweden every August in Goteborg. The lovely Slottsskogen Park is home to the eco-friendly fest and a super chill Swedish crowd of festies.
Flow Festival 2018
August 10-12, 2018
The effortlessly hip Flow Festival is Helsinki's premier music festival of the summer. The tastefully curated lineup features everything from indie rock and folk to soul and jazz. The festival area is a truly unique place, containing 11 different venues including massive outdoor stages and cozy indoor spots.
Photo Credit: Janita Autio
Sziget Festival 2018
August 8-15, 2018
Welcome to the Island of Freedom! Every August thousands of festival fans around Europe descend on Budapest for one of the most unique festivals in Europe. Cross the bridge from downtown onto a 250+ acre idyllic island for a week-long celebration with artists from around the world. Need a break? Head into Budapest and explore the city.
Featured Artists: Above & Beyond, Arctic Monkeys, Aurora, Bastille, BØRNS, Cigarettes After Sex, Clean Bandit, Don Diablo, Everything Everything, Gogol Bordello, Goo Goo Dolls, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Kygo, Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, Little Dragon, Lykke Li, Milky Chance, MØ, Mumford & Sons, Nothing But Thieves, Slaves, Stormzy, The War on Drugs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wolf Alice