It seems the appetite for Arctic Monkey’s gigs knows no bounds. The band, currently on an extensive world tour, are subject of an online petition asking for them to play the legendary ‘Knebworth’ Park stage.
The venue, set in the Hertfordshire village of the same name, has been the host to some of the world’s seminal outdoor gigs (Queen, The Rolling Stones and Oasis come to mind) and it seems fitting that the Arctic Monkeys, easily the biggest band in the UK, get their opportunity to max out the stage as well.
A charge.org petition created by James Gillen 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.”
A member of the team at Knebworth said “what a great idea! We’d love to have them here!”