The Wombats set to headline Halloween Town Festival

Virgin Radio

3 May 2022, 14:10

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The Wombats are getting spooky! The chart-topping indie band have been announced as headliners for Halloween Town Festival, playing on a custom-built, sugar skull-themed stage!

Following last year’s inaugural outing, which welcomed 15,000 attendees, the three-day festival takes place at The Great Meadow in Bedford from 28th to 30th October. Festival-goers will experience “a dystopian future where bizarre and scary performers roam and guests are encouraged to dress up to become part of the show.”

The Wombats will play on the final night of the festival, and it won’t be your everyday performance. They will rock out on a three-storey, sugar skull-themed stage, with 40ft LED screen, amid “spectacular, immersive Halloween entertainment”.

Tickets are on pre-sale from 10am on Wednesday 11th May, and will then go on general sale from 10am Friday 13th May (from £37.50 + booking fee). 

When The Wombats joined The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky at the end of last year, vocalist and guitarist Matt Murphy said that the recording process of their latest album, Fix Yourself Not The World, “was pretty odd”. 

He explained: “I was in LA, Tord was in Oslo at one point, Dan was in London at one point, so that was a bit mad.”

Drummer Dan Haggis added: “We were never actually all in the same room at the same time.”

Matt said: “But we made it work. Where there’s a will.”

The trio’s set at Halloween Town is sure to include songs from Fix Yourself Not The World - which hit the top of the UK album charts in January - as well as bangers from their back-catalogue, such as Let’s Dance To Joy Division. The band played that classic when they performed their live session from the top of the tower for Virgin Radio. 

And The Wombats aren't the only act set to play at Halloween Town Festival, as Friday and Saturday’s headliners are still to be announced. 

You can register for tickets here.