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Arctic Monkeys to play two huge outdoor shows in Finsbury Park in May 2014

Arctic Monkeys to play two huge outdoor shows in Finsbury Park in May 2014

Arctic Monkeys have announced that they will play two huge outdoor shows in London's Finsbury Park next May.

Earlier this month, Alex Turner had hinted that the Sheffield band were interested in playing their own outdoor gigs in 2014 following their headline slot at this year's Glastonbury Festival. Now, they have issued a statement on their official website confirming that they will play Finsbury Park on Friday May 23 and Saturday May 24, with support to come from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.

Tickets for the event, which is only for fans aged 16 and over, are limited to four per household and will go on sale on Friday November 22 at £55. For more information, click here.

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