RADAR Festival has announced a second wave of bands for its second edition, held in Guildford, UK, following the smash success of the first event in 2019.
Announced today are second headliners and progressive heavyweights HAKEN, one of the most exciting new metal bands in CONJURER (Stage Two headliners) and Australian favourites VOYAGER, among others. They join the other headliners in Swedish fusion masters Dirty Loops (first ever UK performance), instrumental master Plini, and more.
RADAR Festival co-organiser Catherine Jackson comments: "We are delighted to be able to announce the next wave of bands for RADAR 2020. 'The difficult second festival' puts pressure on ensuring that we meet the high expectations we set others and ourselves by having such a varied and successful inaugural year with RADAR 2019.
The first wave saw the announcement of the first ever UK show by Dirty Loops, and we are keeping to the formula of providing a wealth of fantastic progressive music by announcing HAKEN as our other headliners for 2020. Our intention is always to pour a mix of artists, styles, genres and surprises into a huge melting pot to curate an unforgettable RADAR experience. There's a true mix of heavier sounds such as Palm Reader to the beautifully melodic Voyager and we recognise that the music taste of our audience is as wide as ours, the curators.
We have an amazing third wave announcement coming in the next few months, it's going to be difficult to contain our excitement as the whole festival is laid out for you all to enjoy, and we can't wait to do it all again."
RADAR Festival is held in Guildford, Surrey, on 31st July and 01st August 2020.
With their mixture of international talent and confirmed homegrown success, RADAR Festival position themselves as champions of forward-thinking guitar-led music. Launched in 2019 to acclaim, with performances from Animals As Leaders, Agent Fresco, Rolo Tomassi and more, the new festival is already making a claim as one of the UK's most exciting progressive music events.