Bombay Bicycle Club have been announced as a headline act of the forthcoming Wilderness Festival alongside Robyn and Groove Armada.
It was in January 2016 that the band announced an indefinite hiatus, citing that “after ten years of doing this we thought it was time for all of us to try something else” as members of the band pursued solo projects.
Now, they’ll be joined by the likes of Robyn, Groove Armada, Tom Odell, Tom Grennan, SOAK and more at the Oxfordshire Festival this summer.
Here’s the line-up:
Speaking about their return, the band said in a statement: “With a new year ahead of us, we thought now would be a good moment to give you a bit of news about what the four of us have been up to recently and what we have planned.
“Since late last we’ve been getting back into the swing of playing music together. We were initially a little rusty but also nostalgic playing songs that have been around since we were teenagers.
“More than anything it just felt great to be in the same room playing again. It made us realise what a good thing we have and has given us renewed energy and enthusiasm for the future.
“The joy we were getting out of playing the old songs seemed to naturally lead us onto working on new material, so we’re becoming immersed in that as we speak. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we have something new for you guys to hear.
“We’re also planning some shows for later this year and beyond. We’ll have news on that front over the coming months.”