Arctic Monkeys announce first 2018 UK show – with some huge support acts

The band will be headlining TRSNMT in Scotland

Arctic Monkeys have announced their first UK tour date of 2018 – headlining TRNSMT festival alongside a huge line-up.

Today saw the band announce a huge run of festival dates throughout Europe and America, including headline slots at NOS Alive and Primavera Sound.

This also marks their return to the UK – where they’ll be headlining TRSMT Festival in Scotland on Sunday July 1, where they’ll be joined by Interpol, Blossoms, Nothing But Thieves, Declan McKenna, Miles Kane and Tom Grennan.

Tickets are on sale from 9am on Tuesday January 30 and available here.

The full line-up for TRSNMT Festival 2018 is:

WEEKEND 1

FRIDAY 29th JUNE 2018 – Stereophonics | The Script | James Bay | Kodaline | Jessie J + more TBA

SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2018 – Liam Gallagher | Courteeners | Wolf Alice | J HUS | Krept x Konan | Gerry Cinnamon + more TBA

SUNDAY 1st JULY – Arctic Monkeys | Interpol | Blossoms | Nothing But Thieves | Declan McKenna | Miles Kane | Tom Grennan

WEEKEND 2

FRIDAY 6th JULY 2018 – TBA

SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018 – The Killers | CHVRCHES | Franz Ferdinand + more TBA

Aside from the growth of Alex Turner’s new beard, news from the Sheffield group has been relatively quiet over the last few years. A number of photos of the group seemingly in the studio emerged earlier this year, sparking speculation that work was well underway on the next LP.

Drummer Matt Helders also recently met a fan and gave them an update on the new Arctic Monkeys’ album, suggesting that new material would arrive in 2017 – however that never materialised.

Check back at NME for the latest Arctic Monkeys new album and tour date news.