Years and Years announce only 2017 UK festival slot

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 March 2017
Years and Years

Years and Years

Years & Years have confirmed their only UK festival appearance of 2017 at London's Mighty Hoopla on June 4

Years & Years have announced their only UK festival appearance this year at Mighty Hoopla.

The 'Meteorite' hitmakers - Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworth and Emre Türkmen - have been confirmed as the headliners of the Sink The Pink main stage on June 4 at East London's Victoria Park.

Taking to Twitter to share their excitement, they wrote: "soooo excited to be headlining this year's @mightyhoopla festival on June 4 !!! (sic)"

They join newly announced S Club 3, featuring original members Jo, Bradley and Tina from the world dominating S Club 7, Jodie Harsh, 'Britain's Got Talent' favourite Lorraine Bowen, Sprankenstein and The Twinnies.

As well as previously confirmed acts, All Saints, Will Young, Sophie Ellis Bextor as part of Sink The Pink Soundsystem featuring the Sink The Pink queens, Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon, Technotronic, Snap! and Alison Limerick. Then arrives a who's who's of rising talent including incredible British singer songwriter Raye and Girli, plus viral Finnish sensation and 'Dye My Hair' hitmaker Alma, MNEK collaborator Porter and more.

This year's Hoopla will also stage the recently announced Prince tribute night Purple Rave.

Meanwhile, Years & Years are planning to release a new album this year.

The 'Eyes Shut' hitmakers were keen to take a break from their globe-trotting careers last September and buried themselves in the studio to pen tracks for their second LP.

Asked when fans can expect a follow-up to their 2015 debut 'Communion', frontman Olly, 26, said at the time: "Around September we'll take a break and start work on the album."

Olly had already started thinking about potential collaborators and said he was desperate to get Rihanna on board for their next release.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: "We've started thinking about it [the next album]. We've got ideas. I want to do a song with Rihanna we need to make that work."

Tickets are on sale now from £30 and available via Mighty Hoopla's website.

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