No Wild Life Fest In 2018

Wild Life Festival 2017:
Sam Neill
– Wild Life Festival 2017:
Stormzy on stage

Wild Life is going to take a break this year, as both Disclosure and Rudimental, the bands that curated the festival in 2015, are caught up producing their respective third albums.

The festival will return in 2019, according to both bands, who spread the news on their socials today. Disclosure wrote: “Being able to curate your own festival with your mates and invite legends like Nas, Ice Cube and Chaka Khan to play alongside amazing new talent such as Stormzy, Kaytranada and AJ Tracey, stack them up against a host of flawless DJ’s like Annie Mac, Jackmaster and Armand van Helden and throw parties with elrow is literally a dream come true.

“However, with a busy recording schedule ahead as we embark on album number three we’re going to give the green grass of Shoreham Airport a break throughout 2018 and come back bigger and better in 2019.”

Rudimental more or less copied the statement into their own socials, which made sense as the band is also working on its third album. While there aren’t any details available on Disclosure’s third studio album, Rudimental have already released the first single, called Sun Come Up feat. James Arthur.

Rudimental hinted that the festival would either return to the same site, Shoreham Airport, or “quite possibly [begin] a new chapter in a new location. Thanks to the 150,000 plus fans and artists that joined us in an amazing three years in Brighton.”

Pollstar has contacted promoter SJM Concerts for confirmation of both the festival’s break as well as a change of location in 2019.

The first edition of Wild Life Festival took place in 2015, and won a UK Festival Award that same year.