Super Furry Animals will headline the inaugural Forgotten Fields festival in Sussex.
The brand new event takes place from August 7-9 at Eridge Deer Park and is being staged by the same team behind Kendal Calling. Basement Jaxx, The Horrors, De La Soul, The Levellers, British Sea Power, Augustines, Beans On Toast and Public Service Broadcasting will also perform at the festival, which has an intimate capacity of 4,000. For more information, visit facebook.com/welcometothefields.
Super Furry Animals will also headline Green Man Festival later in August, after embarking on a UK tour in May, their first in six years.
Speaking to NME recently, frontman Gruff Rhys was non-committal over the long-term future of the band, stating: “It’s all been a bit last minute so these gigs we’ve got booked are all we’re doing for now that we know. Everyone’s busy with other stuff. We all have very different lives and it would be difficult to recreate the intensity without being in the studio for 12 months at a time.”
However, guitarist Huw Bunford was more optimistic, saying, “These gigs will remind people of what we’re all about. Doing another album? I would personally love to. But we’ll just have to wait and see.”
The group will reissue their fourth studio album, ‘Mwng’ as a two-disc and triple-vinyl package to mark its 15th anniversary on May 1. The new edition will contain five tracks previously released on the US version of ‘Mwng’ under the name ‘Mwng Bach’, as well as a previously unreleased John Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP.
Super Furry Animals will play:
Cardiff University (May 1-3)
Glasgow O2 Academy (May 5)
Manchester Albert Hall (6)
Manchester Albert Hall (7)
London O2 Academy Brixton (8)
Forgotten Fields (August 7-9)
Green Man Festival (August 20-23)