Arctic Monkeys add second festival date

First Manchester show sells out in minutes

Arctic Monkeys have added a second date at Lancashire Country Cricket Club next summer.

The new date comes after their first show, scheduled for July 28, sold out within three minutes of going on sale at 12.30pm today (December 15).

The band will now play a second show on July 29. For ticket availability and to get all the latest listings go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

As previously reported on NME.COM drummer Matt Helders said: “We’ve always fancied the idea of having our own event. Just something where we can pick the bands and just have a day where we can do a bigger gig – so we can get away without doing arenas.

“It’s exciting for us doing this gig. It reminds us we’re still in control to a certain extent. When you first start, you do everything yourself,” said drummer Matt Helders of the show. “Then it gets a bit weird when everyone’s got a job that takes over what you do, except actually playing the gig. It’s a bit weird when it’s taken away. Obviously it’s easier not to do it – I have no idea what I’m doing booking gigs and stuff – but if you can get involved and choose venues and that, that’s good.”