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RADAR Festival 2024 announces first headliner plus five more bands

The Midnight (headline), Sungazer, Humanity's Last Breath, Blood Command, unpeople, Tribe Of Ghosts announced

Manchester's Victoria Warehouse 26-28th July

The award-winning, genre-busting RADAR Festival has announced its first headliner for the 2024 edition.

Held at Manchester's O2 Victoria Warehouse on 26-28th July, RADAR Festival 2024 will see synth royalty The Midnight headline the Friday night. They're joined across the weekend by electrojazz duo Sungazer, RADAR alumni Humanity's Last Breath, death pop phenomenons Blood Command, new UK rock quartet unpeople, and industrial newcomers Tribe Of Ghosts

They join, among others, the previously-announced Dirty Loops, Plini, Oxymorrons - all gearing up to make RADAR 2024 a landmark event in England's North West.

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Festival co-organiser Joe James comments:

"Here we go, headliner number one - THE MIDNIGHT! We have been working on this one for a year and are delighted to get it over the line. Bringing synth royalty with their 80s vibes straight to Stage One, we’re so excited for our Friday night to ooze fun whilst we finish the first day with RADAR dancing straight into a neon haze.  

"We’re also delighted to announce Sungazer, the electrojazz duo who bring their dreamy pop to lighten the mood and wow us with their musicianship. RADAR is always keen to support new music and unpeople have garnered a strong reputation already so we couldn’t wait to invite them to share the beginning of their journey with us all. Expanding the party are RADAR alumni Humanity’s Last Breath, alongside death-pop legends Blood Command and industrial newcomers Tribe Of Ghosts."

Full list of bands announced so far:

The Midnight

Dirty Loops




Humanity's Last Breath

Heart of a Coward


Blood Command






Graphic Nature

The Intersphere

The Omnific

Future Static



Tribe Of Ghosts

Seething Akira

Giant Walker


RADAR - the UK's most exciting new progressive music festival - moved to Manchester for its 2023 edition, the third iteration of the festival.

RADAR Festival 2023 was a smash success, with Friday headliners Sleep Token joining Periphery (Sunday) and Igorrr (Saturday) among a host of the best from the UK progressive underground and globally. RADAR pride themselves on providing a first home for the best international artists - previous years have seen Dirty Loops' (2022) and The Callous Daoboys' (2023) first UK shows. 

 RADAR capped their intensely impressive 2022 by winning the Best New Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards on 6th December in Manchester.

They have now been nominated for Best Small Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at 2023's UK Festival Awards.

With their mixture of international talent and confirmed homegrown success, RADAR Festival has already positioned themselves as a champion of forward-thinking guitar-led progressive music. No genre boundaries, welcome to all, RADAR Festival was launched in 2019 to acclaim, with performances from Animals As Leaders, Agent FrescoRolo Tomassi, among others. Following the COVID hiatus, RADAR Festival 2022 expanded to three days with triumphant appearances from Leprous, Haken, Dirty Loops, Plini, Conjurer, Soen and more.

RADAR Festival is all about pushing boundaries - this year introducing fresh genres to the lineup and stages - and this is just the beginning. 

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