Tame Impala announced as ‘UK exclusive’ headliner for Citadel Festival

They're bring the psych to West London

Tame Impala have been announced as the first headliner for Citadel Festival 2018, playing their only UK festival show of 2018.

The Australian psych-rockers will headline the festival on Sunday July 15, marking their first return to the UK since two sold out Alexandra Palace shows in February 2016.

It also marks the first edition of Citadel Festival since moving from East London to Ealing’s Gunnersbury Park.


A pre-sale registration for Tame Impala fans is open now, before it goes live on Friday. Tickets will then go on general sale next Monday.

Last week, it was hinted that a new Tame Impala collaboration could be on the way.

Chinese American artist ZHU – best known for his 2014 hit ‘Faded’ – took to Twitter last month to tweet: “TameImpalaxzhu???”

Billboard subsequently reported that he announced the collaboration at a show this week, with ZHU’s management later confirming the news.

Frontman Kevin Parker is also thought to have recently recorded three new songs with Mark Ronson and SZA.


The band also released three new B-side tracks late last year, titled ‘List of People (To Try And Forget About)’, ‘Powerlines’ and ‘Taxi’s Here’.

Parker explained that he started writing ‘List of People (To Try And Forget About)’ between the end of 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ and the start of the sessions for ‘Currents’.

He said: “I guess maybe one of the reasons it didn’t end up on the album [‘Currents’] was that it was started on so early and I was so over it by the time I was finishing the album. But by the time I got to finish [the track], I was really kind of like satisfied with it as a song and as a chunk of my creativity and emotion and stuff.”