Arctic Monkeys to headline new Moscow festival

Hurts, Foals and Jessie Ware will also play Gorky Park in the Russian capital

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Arctic Monkeys have been announced among the first acts to perform at the inaugural Subbotnik festival in Moscow.

The festival will be held on 6 July 2013 and will be the first open air festival to take place in Moscow's Gorky Park. Gorky Park is one of the Russian capital’s oldest and biggest parks. Performances on the day will also come from Hurts, Foals, Jessie Ware and latest additions Savages.

The Sheffield band, Foals, Savages and Ware will be making their debut appearances in Russia. Hurts visited in 2011 for a series of sold-out shows across the country.

In related news, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders recently given the strongest hint yet that the band will release their new studio album this year.

Speaking at the NME Awards in February, Helders spoke about the relaxed atmosphere the band have enjoyed while recording in America. Asked what he has been up to recently, the drummer said: "I have been in the desert… with motorcycles. Not with Josh [Homme], no. The band's just been working together, the band working on our own so far, writing and stuff."

He added: "There's no time deadlines or anything like that for release. We're just getting back into it, because it always takes a while to get back into it." It is two years since Arctic Monkeys released their last effort, 2011s 'Suck It and See'. Quizzed on what the album will sound like, Helders replied simply by saying: "2013". Then asked if that meant the album will definitely be out by the end of the year, he added: "Well, we'd be stupid if we made a 2013 album and released it next year."

Tickets for Subbotnik are onsale now from the festival’s official website: www.subbotnikfestival.com

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