The Prodigy announce only UK festival date of 2018

The rest of the line-up is stacked too

The Prodigy have confirmed their only UK festival appearance of 2018.

The Essex group embarked on a huge tour late last year, during which they debuted three new tracks live.

They have now been announced as one of the headliners of Southsea’s Victorious Festival, alongside Paul Weller, and the previously announced Kaiser Chiefs and The Libertines. The Prodigy will close the festival’s final day on August 26.

Joining them on the bill in the new raft of announcements are Paloma Faith, Madchester icons Happy Mondays, and Everything Everything. Years & Years will return with new music from their follow-up to their 2015 debut ‘Communion’, while Friendly Fires will make their comeback after five years away.

Other acts announced today include Example, Gomez, The Amazons, Embrace, Gaz Coombes, and Billy Bragg.

In a press release, festival director Andy Marsh said: “We’re tremendously excited about this year’s festival. We were determined to pull out all the stops and deliver something incredible and I’m proud to say I think it’s our best line-up yet. With plenty more to announce in the coming months it’s safe to say Victorious 2018 is going to be truly spectacular, we can’t wait!”

Victorious Festival 2018 will take place at Southsea Seafront on August 24-26. Tickets for the festival are available now.

Meanwhile, The Prodigy are expected to release a new album early this year. In September 2017, the rave group signed a new record deal that will see their first record in three years put out on their Take Me To The Hospital label via BMG.