Ireland’s Sunstroke Festival is back after a 25 year hiatus, and has announced its 2020 lineup featuring Faith No More, Deftones, Gojira and The Jesus & Mary Chain. Faith No More are returning to their headline at the festival, which they performed at back in 1995.
The new edition of this festival is expect to take place at the Punchestown Racecourse in Kildare on June 13 and 14, and will also include appearances from Black Veil Brides, along with Irish bands Fangclub, Bitch Falcon, Vulpynes and The Scratch. The festival previously took place back in Dalymount Park when it ran during the 1990s.
Faith No More announced this show as their first of three major music festival appearances in Europe, which the band will be making next summer. These appearances will be the band’s first performances since 2016, ending the “extended break,” that their vocalist, Mike Patton, stated that the band was on back in 2017. The band teased this event with a countdown on their website earlier this year.
The Deftones will be making an appearance at the Melbourne and Sydney, Australia versions of the music festival next year, alongside proominent acts such as My Chemical Romance and Ministry. The group’s frontman Chino Moreno explained that the band have been working on an upcoming project. “We’ve been working on our record for about a year now. We’re not doing that thing where we go in and lock ourselves in a room until it’s done; we are kind of enjoying our time making it,” Moreno explained.
Check out our review of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s Damage and Joy here.
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