Gorillaz announced as first Boomtown headliner for 2018

Former Crack cover stars Gorillaz have been announced as the headliner for Boomtown Fair’s next instalment.

The Winchester festival will take place from 9-12 August. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s fictional band will head up Boomtown’s remastered Lion’s Den amphitheatre.

The organisers have said, “Having the Gorillaz perform on our newly rebuilt Lion’s Den arena is beyond anything we could have imagined when we first started 10 years ago! It’s unbelievably exciting to start collaborating for this one off show next summer and to delve into all the ways in which we can make the very most of the similarities between our musical styles and story based performance!”

The group have successfully completed a world tour in support of their 2017 album Humanz. Their latest full-length features guest appearances from Noel Gallagher, Vince Staples, Jehnny Beth, Grace Jones, Kelela and Kali Uchis.

Recently, Gorillaz teamed up with C.P. Company to release limited edition merch.

Head to Boomtown’s website for more info and tickets.

Check out Crack’s extended run of Gorillaz-related content here.