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Vampire Weekend to Play Eden Sessions and Promise New Material This Year


Vampire Weekend have been unveiled as the latest headliners at the Eden Sessions in Cornwall this summer — and the band has also revealed it will release new material before the year’s out.

In an interview with BBC 6 Music, frontman Ezra Koenig said that the band has already talked about a follow-up to their chart-topping second LP, ‘Contra,’ released earlier this year, and hinted at a number of other projects, saying: “Physically, a lot of our energy and our time is going to be taken up by touring, but little by little, we’ll start to do stuff.

“We’ll still be releasing music in other ways, we have a few little things we’ve worked on that’ll come out this year.”

The New Yorkers played a blinding set at this year’s Coachella, just one of many festivals the band is hoping to dazzle at this year.

In the UK, they play the Isle of Wight Festival on June 12, Rockness in Scotland on June 13, Glastonbury on June 25 and now the Eden Sessions on June 24, supported by Broken Bells.

Vampire Weekend also play Latitude on July 18, as well as a host of other European festivals.

Release dates for any new material have yet to be confirmed, but fans will no doubt be hoping that some new tracks make an appearance in the band’s live sets over the summer.