The first clue came when Pendulum’s official Facebook page uploaded the following image:
Shortly after, Austria’s Nova Rock Festival announced further additions to their lineup, including Knife Party & Pendulum (Live). While the image is ambiguous, and the Nova Rock announcement is just one festival, the writing appears to be on the wall. Harding did a full run of DJ sets in 2016, so it hardly makes sense that they would upload this image only to stick with that format. Additionally, it should be noted that their Ultra performance only included their most notable songs, while the DJ sets spanned the entire Pendulum catalogue, even including some of Knife Party’s greatest hits. Perhaps the one live performance was simply building anticipation for something much bigger that is now coming to fruition.
Any further information is probably unlikely until the New Year, but it seems there is much to be excited for. As they did at this time last year, the band is leaving their hopeful fan base questioning what is next to come. Who knows, maybe they’ve seen some studio time in the last year and this announcement means that album they’re contracted for is on the way. For now, a live Pendulum performance at Nova Rock Festival is confirmed, and we’ll be patiently waiting for further updates from the group. If all remains as it seems, expect something massive from Pendulum in 2017.