It was announced today (14.06.18) that The Manic Street Preachers will play at BBC Radio 2’s ‘Festival in a Day’ on September 9.
The headliner for the event will be announced on Friday (15.06.18) during the Chris Evans breakfast show.
— ManicStreetPreachers (@Manics) June 14, 2018
Following the release of their thirteenth studio album, ‘Resistance is Futile’ back in April, the band have toured extensively over the UK and recently supported rock legends Guns N’ Roses on tour on a handful of dates across Europe.
Speaking to the NME about their latest album earlier this year, Nicky Wire said it was “definitely not nostalgic, it’s not hankering back to some golden age,” as the band looked back on almost thirty years in the industry.
Wire added: “It’s just a cold look to things that are gone that are never going to be filled again. A reminder that you should cherish certain things before they disappear forever – but also survival in terms of us navigating our way through our personal and band lives and trying to keep everything together.”
“We’re trying to stimulate ourselves and the outside world, while passing on those things that have made our lives so much better. That passion and love that we want to pass on to an audience.”
Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday (15.06.18).