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Yungblud announces Bludfest at Milton Keynes Bowl

He'll be joined by the likes of Lil Yachty, Soft Play and The Damned at the one-day festival.

By Nick Reilly

Yungblud arriving at the Rolling Stone UK Awards 2023 (Picture: Kit Oates)

Yungblud has finally announced his own festival, months after telling Rolling Stone UK that the event was in the offing.

READ MORE: How Yungblud became one of rock’s most electrifying live performers

The Doncaster rocker has confirmed that he will host Bludfest, a “brand new and experimental music, arts and lifestyle festival” on August 11 at the legendary Milton Keynes Bowl.

He’ll be joined by Lil Yachty, fresh from their collab on ‘When We Die (Can We Still Get High?)’, returning rockers Soft Play and legendary punks The Damned. Also on the bill is US star Nessa Barrett, pop star Lola Young and rising artist Jazmin Bean. 

Talking about Bludfest, Yungblud said: “Five years ago we imagined a world of our own. In BLUDFEST we have physically built one. It feels like the next logical step for me. I want to create a physical safe space where people can come and celebrate the ideologies of this community – where unity, individuality and love is the main focus and we bring the world of Yungblud to fucking life right before your eyes.

“I wanted to build an experience where anybody can be completely themselves, with their friends, their family or completely on their own. Bludfest will blur the lines of genre and destroy the limitation of imagination. It will be a festival that cuts the corporate bollocks and is all about the people.”

He added: “My plan is to take it worldwide but this summer is the first one and it’s gonna be something no one has ever seen before in the UK.”

As well as the line-up, the festival will host a variety of activations for fans including the ‘Make A Friend’ tent that encourage attendees to connect, a Yungblud museum featuring artefacts from across hif career and even a bar remodelled to emulate the star’s favourite pub – Camden’s The Hawley Arms.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 am on 22nd March and will be priced at £49.50 plus fees. 

He previously told Rolling Stone UK of the event: “I’ve just stupidly said it on a [red] carpet when I shouldn’t have, but whatever! It’s gonna be mine. It’s gonna be all about friendship. We dreamt of building a world, me and my fanbase, and we did. I want to showcase that to the world and make it be a place of unity and… it’s gonna be lit. We’re working really hard on it.”