Disclosure shocked fans worldwide last February with the announcement that they would be taking a break from recording and performing. Almost a year after their hiatus, however, the UK duo has returned with news that they are working on their third studio album.

The new LP, a follow up from 2015’s critically acclaimed Caracal, will not come without sacrifice, however. The sibling producers simultaneously announced in an Instagram post that they would not be returning with their annual Wild Life Festival in 2018, opting instead to shift their focus to new music.

“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.”

Though fans of Disclosure’s curated yearly festival will not get to see its installation this year, the prospect of a new tour to promote their third studio album is very likely. The duo’s massive tours for Settle and Caracal were huge international successes, and their newest work is expected to generate similar acclaim.

Look to the horizon for the return of Wild Life Festival in 2019, as well as brand new tunes from the virtuosic house music brothers.

We embarked on a new journey three years ago by launching @wild_life_fest at Shoreham Airport with our close friends, Rudimental. We’d not long finished touring our asses off of debut album, Settle and that inaugural year of the festival in 2015 allowed us to embark on our next chapter with the release of second album, Caracal. Being able to curate your own festival with your mates and invite legends like Nas, Ice Cube and Chaka Khan to play alongside amazing new talent such as Stormzy, Kaytranada and AJ Tracy, stack them up against a host of flawless DJ’s like Annie Mac, Jackmaster and Armand Van Helden and throw parties with Elrow is literally a dream come true. However, 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.

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