Enter Shikari have been announced as Saturday night main stage headliners for the Download Pilot Festival in June, helping to bring back live music in the UK.
The three-day event is a 10,000 capacity scaled-down version of the legendary Download Festival, held as part of the UK government’s post-pandemic Event Research Programme. It will take place at its usual home of Leicestershire, England’s Donington Park on the weekend of June 18 -20.Frontman Rou Reynolds said :
“After 18 months trapped inside, we cannot wait to be back in our favourite element; playing music beneath an open sky. It’s also fitting, as we have a long history with Download… 2021 being the 15th anniversary of our first time there – which also happened to be our first ever festival show! We’re incredibly proud to be headlining an event that helps to get live music back on its feet in the UK”.The band recently released Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption), a surprise album of recordings made during the UK’s lockdown, acting as a companion album to 2020’s Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, which was released in April 2020 just as the pandemic was tightening its grip. Despite the upheaval and uncertainty, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible entered the Official UK Album Chart at #2, giving the band their 6th UK Top 10 album and their highest ever album chart placing.
The Deluxe Edition of Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, which include a double LP and CD coupled with Moratorium, will be released on Friday July 16th through So Recordings, and are available to pre-order now at https://linktr.ee/entershikariofficial
July 16th also sees the publication of Rou Reynolds’ fourth book for Faber Music entitled A Treatise On Possibility, which acts as a companion guide to the themes of the Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible album.
The Enter Shikari UK and European tour kicks off in December 2020 at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace (currently sitting 200 tickets shy of sold out), with mainland European dates following in Jan / Feb 2021. Enter Shikari will also play two dates in Russia in September.
Enter Shikari UK & European 2021 Tour dates:
RUSSIA – September 2021
Thurs 9th – MOSCOW – Adrenaline Stadium
Sat 11th – ST PETERSBURG – A2 Green Concert
UK – December 2021
Sat 4th – LONDON – Alexandra Palace
Sun 5th – MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
Tues 7th – LINCOLN – Engine Shed
Wed 8th – HULL – Asylum
Thur 9th – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
Sat 11th – LIVERPOOL – Mountford Hall
Sun 12th – LEEDS – O2 Academy
Mon 13th – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall
Wed 15th – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
Thur 16th – CARDIFF – Great Hall – SOLD OUT
Fri 17th – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall
Sun 19th – MIDDLESBROUGH – Town Hall
Mon 20th – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City – SOLD OUT
Tues 21st – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City – SOLD OUT