RADAR Festival 2024 announces final headliner plus day splits

The award-winning, genre-busting RADAR Festival continue their tradition of innovation with their final headliner of 2024: the iconic prog-metal group Leprous will close the festival with a UK-first real-time song request set.

Alongside the unique announcement, RADAR have also unveiled day splits for this year’s edition. Synth royalty The Midnight headline Friday night, supported by Plini, Vola, among others; UK titans TesseracT will cap off Saturday’s extravaganza with Dirty Loops, The Fall of Troy and more; and alongside Leprous will be jazz fusion group Sungazer, Humanity’s Last Breath, and a host of the world’s best, progressive musical acts.

And if that’s not enough, there are still after-parties and masterclasses, plus at least three more incredible bands to be announced for RADAR 2024 – shaping up to be the new music event in the UK this year. And, demonstrating their commitment to new bands, RADAR have also announced that they will be the first venue to donate a portion of ticket sales proceeds to Music Venue Trust, in order to support grassroots music venues.

Get tickets from: RADARfestival.co.uk

Full line-up as follows:

The Midnight
TesseracT
Leprous (real-time song request set)
Dirty Loops
Plini
VOLA
Sungazer
Humanity’s Last Breath
Heart of a Coward
Thrown
Oxymorrons
Blood Command
Caskets
Earthside
Conjurer
Ithaca
The Fall of Troy
Siamese
unpeople
Graphic Nature
The Intersphere
Hail The Sun
Vower
The Omnific
Future Static
ADHARMA
Cestra
Ashen
Tribe Of Ghosts
Kyros
Seething Akira
Giant Walker
Ikonik

Festival co-organiser Joe James comments: “We’re delighted to announce the return of RADAR alumni, Leprous, to our bigger Manchester stage after they headlined Guildford in 2022. They’re a band I have always been exceptionally fond of, so to have them return and play a special fan interactive set is a proud moment.

“It’s taken a little longer than we wanted, but we’re super happy to have day splits out there. We’ve got three final acts still to announce, so stay tuned for that!

“Next up we’ll be announcing the masterclass programme.

“Roll on July!”

RADAR – the UK’s most exciting new progressive music festival – moved to Manchester for its 2023 edition, the third iteration of the festival.

RADAR Festival 2023 was a smash success, with Friday headliners Sleep Token joining Periphery (Sunday) and Igorrr (Saturday) among a host of the best from the UK progressive underground and globally. RADAR pride themselves on providing a first home for the best international artists – previous years have seen Dirty Loops’ (2022) and The Callous Daoboys’ (2023) first UK shows.

RADAR capped their intensely impressive 2022 by winning the Best New Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards on 6th December in Manchester, and were shortlisted for Best Small Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at 2023’s UK Festival Awards.

With their mixture of international talent and confirmed homegrown success, RADAR Festival has already positioned themselves as a champion of forward-thinking guitar-led progressive music. No genre boundaries, welcome to all, RADAR Festival was launched in 2019 to acclaim, with performances from Animals As Leaders, Agent Fresco, Rolo Tomassi, among others. Following the COVID hiatus, RADAR Festival 2022 expanded to three days with triumphant appearances from Leprous, Haken, Dirty Loops, Plini, Conjurer, Soen and more.

RADAR Festival is all about pushing boundaries – this year introducing fresh genres to the lineup and stages – and this is just the beginning.

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Twitter: @RDRfestival // Website: www.radarfestival.co.uk

 

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