RADAR Festival 2024 announces Holding Absence to complete lineup

RADAR Festival 2024 announces Holding Absence to complete lineup

18th June 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

The award-winning, genre-busting RADAR Festival complete this year’s lineup with the announcement of Welsh rock heavyweights Holding Absence as main support on Sunday, 28th July.

If that weren’t enough, RADAR will also host pre- and after-parties across the weekend at Rebellion – with free entry for all RADAR ticket holders. Doors open at 11.30pm.

RADAR pre-party: Stiff Bizkit (“The Limp Bizkit tribute your mom warned you about”), Thursday 25th July.

Friday 26th July will see local band Forager perform their special “Welcome to Manchester” set.

On Saturday 27th July ‘geeza-core’ troupe Pintglass will perform their “Immersive Geeza Experience” alongside OFFAL Fest DJs.

And closing on Sunday 28th July, Venjent brings a banging Drum and Bass party to the city – constructing D&B tunes from anything with a beat. 

Get your RADAR Festival tickets here: www.radarfestival.co.uk/tickets

RADAR 2024 will be headlined by synth royalty The Midnight (Friday night, UK festival debut), supported by Plini, and 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 Holding Absence, jazz fusion group Sungazer, Humanity’s Last Breath, and a host of the world’s best, progressive musical acts.

Demonstrating their commitment to new bands, RADAR has also announced that they will be the first venue to donate a portion of ticket sales proceeds to Music Venue Trust, to support grassroots music venues.

Full line-up is as follows: 

The Midnight
Leprous (real-time song request set)
Dirty Loops
Holding Absence
Ichika Nito
Car Bomb
Humanity’s Last Breath
Heart of a Coward
Blood Command
The Fall of Troy
Graphic Nature
The Intersphere
Hail The Sun
The Omnific
Future Static
Tribe Of Ghosts
Seething Akira
Giant Walker

Masterclasses for this year’s event have also been announced. Attendees of the RADAR Festival can witness some of the world’s best musicians talking about their craft. The full masterclass line-up is as follows: Adam Janzi (VOLA),  Baard Kolstad (Leprous), Buster Odeholm (Humanity’s Last Breath, Thrown & Vildhjarta), Einar Solverg (Leprous), Henrik Linder (Dirty Loops), Plini, Jay Postones (TesseracT), Rabea Massaad (Vower and Frogleap), and Shawn Crowder and Adam Neely (Sungazer).

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 smashing 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 prides 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 itself 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 FrescoRolo 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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