Disclosure Postpone Festival to Work on Third AlbumPhotos by John Phillips/Getty, Neilson Barnard/Getty Music News Disclosure
In an Instagram post on Thursday, EDM sibling duo Disclosure announced that they were not headlining their annual Wild Life Festival, opting instead to work on their third album.
Despite canceling this year’s festival, the duo promised they would be back in summer 2019. In the post, Disclosure stated, “ … With a busy recording schedule ahead as we embark on album number 3 we’re going to give the green grass of Shoreham airport a break through 2018 and come back bigger and better in 2019.”
Howard and Guy Lawrence released their breakout album Settle in 2013, following up with Caracal in 2015. In February 2017, they tweeted a note saying that they were “going to be taking some time out and enjoying some much needed rest”—it appears their time out is over.
Disclosure fans and EDM enthusiasts might not be able to participate in one of the genre’s biggest festivals this year, but new Disclosure music is on the horizon, so that should soothe everyone for the time being.
See Disclosure’s Instagram post below, and photos from a 2016 Disclosure show here.
We embarked on a new journey three years ago by launching @wild_life_fest at Shoreham Airport with our close friends, Rudimental. We’d not long finished touring our asses off of debut album, Settle and that inaugural year of the festival in 2015 allowed us to embark on our next chapter with the release of second album, Caracal. Being able to curate your own festival with your mates and invite legends like Nas, Ice Cube and Chaka Khan to play alongside amazing new talent such as Stormzy, Kaytranada and AJ Tracy, stack them up against a host of flawless DJ’s like Annie Mac, Jackmaster and Armand Van Helden and throw parties with Elrow is literally a dream come true. However, with a busy recording schedule ahead as we embark on album number 3 we’re going to give the green grass of Shoreham Airport a break throughout 2018 and come back bigger and better in 2019. Thanks to everyone who attended the festival these last three years and gave us some of the best times we’ve ever had as Disclosure, we’re hugely thankful for the opportunity to share that with you, see you all soon.