Arctic Monkeys to headline Poland's Open'er Festival next summer

They join a bill that includes Queens Of The Stone Age, Blur and Kings of Leon

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Arctic Monkeys will play next summer's Open'er festival in Poland.

The event takes place in Gdynia from July 3-6, and will also see sets from Queens Of The Stone Age, Blur and Kings of Leon. Arctic Monkeys will play on July 4.

Early bird tickets for the festival are on sale until January 15, 2013. For more information visit

This autumn, drummer Matt Helders' mum confirmed that Arctic Monkeys were in the Californian desert recording the follow-up to 'Suck It And See'.

Jill Helders tweeted: "I don't know if it helps to clear things up but lads are in the desert!"

She added: "And now we start on 5th album titles!".

According to unofficial fan Twitter account ArcticMonkeysUS, the four piece were recording the follow-up to 2011's 'Suck It And See' in the Joshua Tree desert, where they partially recorded 2009's 'Humbug' with co-producer Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age.

Earlier this year, the band's frontman Alex Turner told Artrocker about their plans for their fifth album. He said: "I think we're going to go the direction of those heavier tunes. We did 'R U Mine?', and I think that's where it's going to be at for us for the next record."

You can watch NME's video of the Arctic Monkeys' 10 best songs by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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