The Strokes have announced another festival date for 2019, having been named headliners for Doctor Music festival in Spain.
Strangest of all on the line-up is ‘The bizarre world of Frank Zappa’, which appears to be a hologram appearance by the psychedelic legend, who died in 1993.
¡La espera ha acabado! #LaVacaisBack ??
Aquí tienes un Avance del Cartel ? Lo conoceremos al completo los primeros meses de 2019 ?
— DoctorMusicFestival (@DoctorMusicFest) December 19, 2018
This edition of the festival is described as the ‘reincarnation edition’, and marks a return to the event after a four-year stint in the mid-90s that saw the likes of David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Rage Against The Machine play.
It follows news that The Strokes are plotting a ‘global comeback’, with another Spanish festival show at at Bilbao BBK Festival confirmed.
A representative has confirmed that this is part of a ‘global comeback’. Further European and world festival dates are expected to be announced in the weeks and months ahead.
Although this marks their first shows in two years, Strokes fans were fooled into thinking that they had confirmed a secret London show earlier this year. In July, a tweet from music venue Dingwalls announced a performance of a “very special one off show” from ‘Venison’ in the traditional logo style of The Strokes.
Despite fans queuing to get their hands on tickets, it later emerged that the hoax show had been organised by a disgruntled employee in a leaving shot at the venue.
Discussing the hoax, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr later told NME: “I didn’t feel the need to respond. It felt more exciting for it to be its own story. I remember reading tweets and someone said ‘my daughter went and took the train’. I didn’t respond – if I was a teenager and I did that it would feel like a fun journey, a part of life.”