Gorillaz launch festival ahead of first album in seven years

Damon Albarn, the brains behind Gorillaz, has not released music under the moniker since 2010 (File)
Damon Albarn, the brains behind Gorillaz, has not released music under the moniker since 2010 (File)

Alternative pop group Gorillaz have already given an indication that new music is on the way - but now they've surprised fans by announcing that they'll be launching their own festival this year.

The announcement comes just two months after they released their first music in seven years, with the release of 'Hallelujah Money' heralding the promise of a new album.

Named after their sophomore album, Demon Dayz Festival will be held in the seaside town of Margate in Kent, England on June 10.

It'll be their first show since Gorillaz went on hiatus in 2010, and the one-day festival will be held at theme park Dreamland, with punters who buy tickets given free access to rides.

Their performance will be live-streamed by Red Bull TV, and other acts are expected to be announced in the coming months.

The brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Alban, Gorillaz hadn't released any new music since 2010, when albums Plastic Beach and The Fall were brought out.

'Hallelujah Money' was preceded by outlandish social media-based tales explaining how each member of the cartoon band reunited in their home of London after leaving the fictional Plastic Beach.

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