Splendour In The Grass punters have been shocked this morning with the news that London Grammar will not be playing at this year’s festival.
London Grammar, which is the second act to pull out of the festival (after Two Door Cinema Club’s cancellation last week) issued the following statement via Facebook.
It’s with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our trip to Australia & Splendour in the Grass this week due to illness. This is an incredibly sad situation for us as our last visit was one of the most memorable of our careers, but we do not feel that we can currently deliver the level of performance that you all deserve from us. Our fans in Australia have been hugely supportive of our music since the very beginning, and it pains us to have to disappoint any of you. We are going to do everything we can to make sure we are back down under as soon as possible and will reschedule our Sydney & Melbourne shows and give you more details very shortly.
While some fans have been left disappointed, Splendour In The Grass organisers have added one of Australia’s most loved and well known acts to fill in.
Splendour In The Grass co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco have a message for everyone attending Splendour:
“We’re sorry to report that Hannah from London Grammar has been taken ill, after cancelling T In The Park we hoped she would recover in time for Splendour but unfortunately has not. It’s been quite a challenge finding a suitable replacement at such short notice but we are pleased to announce The Presets have come to the rescue and will play at Splendour this Friday.
Whilst beyond our control we are personally very disappointed with the last minute line-up changes but we are thankful for the support from Foals and The Presets stepping up in lightning speed. Here’s to a great show!”
For those who purchased a single day ticket particularly to see London Grammar, refunds for Friday 25 July single day tickets only will be available from Moshtix until 5pm Wednesday 23 July. More info about refunds here: http://ticketsupport.moshtix.com.au/home
The ticket resale facility to PURCHASE tickets for Splendour in the Grass has been extended now until midnight Wednesday 23 July. http://bit.ly/SITG_BUY_TIX
London Grammar has also been forced to postpone their Splendour in The Grass Sideshows, please visit the Secret Sounds page for more info on rescheduled dates and refunds.