Arctic Monkeys announce 2009 festival appearance

Sheffield band set to take to the stage next year

Arctic Monkeys will perform at the Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand next year.

Neil Young, The Prodigy, Bullet For My Valentine, My Morning Jacket, The Ting Tings and TV On The Radio will also perform at the bash.

The event takes place across the cities of Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland and on the Gold Coast from January 16 next year.

Other bands announced for the bash so far include Simian Mobile Disco, Pendulum, Cut Copy and The Living End.

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Arctic Monkeys are currently recording in the USA with Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme.