Chvrches and Wild Beasts to play at Unknown Festival

  • Published
ChrvchesImage source, Getty Images

Chvrches and Wild Beasts are among the first artists confirmed for Croatia's Unknown Festival in September.

They have been named in an announcement alongside 50 live acts and DJs.

The list of acts set to appear at the festival, also includes Mount Kimbie, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Simian Mobile Disco.

Unknown will return to Rovinj on the Adriatic Coast following its 2013 debut.

Image caption,
Wild Beats will play at the festival in September

The 2 Bears, Joy Orbison and Daniel Avery are among the other artists on the line-up.

George Fitzgerald, who has featured as part of Radio 1's Residency, will also play at the festival.

Unknown is the among a recent a wave of British organised music festivals being held on Croatia's Mediterranean coast.

Over the past decade the likes of Hideout, Outlook and Garden Festival have taken place in the country.

Image caption,
Tom Baker is also the co-founder of the London festival Field Day

Talking ahead of the launch last year Unknown co-founder Tom Baker said "variation" would make it standout.

He added that having live bands, who wouldn't necessarily perform at the countries more dance-orientated festival would help the event survive.

Jungle, Henrik Schwarz, James Holden, Kink, Lapalux and Ten Walls are all on the bill for this year's festival.

Follow @BBCNewsbeat on Twitter

Around the BBC