Arctic Monkeys' fans launch petition for band to play Knebworth

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 September 2018
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys fans are petitioning for the Sheffield band to play Knebworth in Hertfordshire

Arctic Monkeys' fans have launched a petition for the band to play Knebworth.

The 'R U Mine?' hitmakers are currently on their sold-out arena tour in support of their latest LP 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino', but fans are keen for Alex Turner and co to put on their own one-day festival at the famous park in Hertfordshire, near London, which has hosted some of the biggest gigs of all time, next year.

The Change.org campaign, which has been shared on Twitter by the band's drummer Matt Helders' father, reads: "Arctic Monkeys have established themselves as a truly iconic British band.

"Having released their ambitious sixth album earlier this year, followed by an astounding run of recent live performances, it's time for Arctic Monkeys to join the list of legendary artists (Led Zeppelin, Oasis, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen and more) to perform at Knebworth Park.

"A concert (or series of concerts) at the legendary outdoor venue would be a worthy celebration of the greatest British band of this century.

"The event would also allow the band to select a range of excellent artists to perform alongside them, creating an unmissable music festival.

"Six consecutive number one UK albums proves the mass popularity of Arctic Monkeys. It's important to celebrate brilliant bands at their peak and this would be a truly memorable gathering.

"Arctic Monkeys deserve their place in Knebworth history. (sic)"

At the time of writing, 159 people have signed the petition, which aims to get at least 200 signatures.

Music legends including Oasis, Robbie Williams and The Rolling Stones have all packed out the grounds of Knebworth House over the years.

It wouldn't be a surprise if the Sheffield band's following are successful in the plea.

Earlier this year, fans got the band their own 'Arctic Monkeys Live At the BBC' special aired on BBC One after thousands pledged their support.

The 'Mardy Bum' hitmakers performed songs from 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' live from BBC Radio 1's iconic Maida Vale studios, following in the footsteps of the likes of Adele, Sam Smith and Harry Styles.

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