When Camera Obscura lost Carey Lander to cancer in 2015, the future of the band was undecided. The group took a break, and frontwoman Traceyanne Campbell made a very good record with Danny Coughlan this year. Camera Obscura are back, as announced by Belle & Sebastian's Boaty Weekender lineup. The group also made an announcement:

We’ve had some much needed time out from Camera Obscura over the past three years. We’d like to thank you all for your kindness, support and for your patience. We know there are some folks wondering if we would ever play again, or if we’re even still a band. We’ve been wondering that ourselves but we have some news that will hopefully clear that.

We’d like to tell you that we will be joining our pals Belle and Sebastian next year to play The Boaty Weekender.

This particular gig feels like the right place for us to start being a band again.

We’re grateful to Belle and Sebastian for asking us, they have always been very supportive of us and of course they were very special to Carey.

We are excited to play again and we really look forward to seeing some of you there.

Tracyanne, Gavin, Kenny and Lee

Welcome back, Camera Obscura. The Boaty Weekender is in August, 2019...stay tuned for more news.