HAVING previously revealed The The as the top of the bill for Saturday night, multi-award winning Festival No.6 have now announced Franz Ferdinand and Friendly Fires as their remaining headliners for 2018.

This year’s highly anticipated seventh edition of the festival will take place between September 6 and 9 and is fully expected to be the biggest one yet.

Following a brief hiatus, indie rockers Friendly Fires are back with a vengeance and will headline the Friday evening at the festival.

Promising to “herald in a new era”, the band will be showcasing brand new tracks and an incendiary live show for which they are rightfully renowned.

Franz Ferdinand are also set to put on an unforgettable performance at No.6 this September.

Since changing the indie-pop scene forever way back in 2004 with Take Me Out, the band has headlined festivals the world over.

Described as “a band reborn” by the NME, their new album "Always Ascending" has enjoyed critical acclaim from all quarters and is set to be this summer’s indie soundtrack.

Fellow festival performers, The Charlatans will need no introduction.

With almost 30 years at the pinnacle of UK alternative rock, they have achieved legendary status with a back catalogue of 12 innovative studio albums – including three no.1s.

The Manchester Camerata Orchestra will collaborate with renowned No.6 Composer-in-residence Joe Duddell to perform the very best of Northern Soul and Motown classics on Sunday afternoon.

Fresh from enjoying the success of her third studio album, Glasshouse, singer-songwriter Jessie Ware will also be gracing the stage on Saturday night.

Known for her electronica-plated soul sound, Jessie’s chart topping hits are as unique as they are infectious.

Also announced in the first wave are art-rockers Everything Everything, the genre-defying Django Django, shoegazing pioneers Ride, singer-songwriter and guitarist Anna Calvi, garage rockers The Horrors, A Certain Ratio, Gaz Coombes, Go Go Penguin and many, many more.

Festival No.6 has also unveiled the first of its DJ/electronic line-up.

Leading the bill is four-time Grammy nominated and one half of Masters at Work Kenny Dope, Roy Davis Jr, Hot

Chip, London-based electro DJ & producer Erol Alkan, Willow, Honey Dijon and the UK’s finest disco operators Horse Meat Disco.

The first batch of names from the arts and culture bill have also been announced headed by the legendary lead singer of Madness, Suggs, performing his new one man show "What A King Cnut – A Life In the Realm of Madness."

The brilliant Will Self, acclaimed author of many books including Umbrella, shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2012, will also be appearing at No.6 for the first time.

No.6 will also be marking a centenary of suffrage, with Stealing Sheep’s Suffragette Procession, curated by the all–female Liverpool band.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale this month. For further information, visit: www.festivalnumber6.com