Disclosure have confirmed that their annual Wild Life Festival will be taking a break for 2018 as they look to concentrate on their forthcoming third studio album.

Wild Life, a collaboration between Disclosure and Rudimental, first opened its gates in 2015, and since then has seen both groups take headline duties alongside the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim and more. It quickly became a staple in the annual summer festival calendar, however now it seems that we’ll have to wait until 2019 before hitting the south coast again.

In a post on their Facebook page, Guy and Howard Lawrence said:

“…with a busy recording schedule ahead as we embark on album number 3 we’re going to give the green grass of Shoreham Airport a break throughout 2018 and come back bigger and better in 2019. Thanks to everyone who attended the festival these last three years and gave us some of the best times we’ve ever had as Disclosure, we’re hugely thankful for the opportunity to share that with you, see you all soon.”

Wild Life isn’t the only festival absent from this year’s scene. Secret Garden Party held its final soiree last July, whilst Glastonbury will take its regular fallow year this summer, returning back in June 2019.