CERYS BACK FOR GUILDFORD FEST?

The band are still scheduled to play even though singer Cerys Matthews is currently in a health clinic...

GUILDFORD FESTIVAL representatives have insisted that CATATONIA will still perform this year’s event, eventhough vocalist CERYS MATTHEWS checked into a health clinic earlier this week.

As reported on NME.COM, the Welsh rockers pulled out of the One Big Sunday concert in Plymouth scheduled for this weekend because frontwoman Matthews has checked into the clinic suffering from “exhaustion and asthma”.

A statement from the singer’s record company, Warners, said: “Cerys is receiving treatment for exhaustion and a recurrent asthma complaint, both of which have been exacerbated by smoking and drinking. She fully expects to be back fighting fit very soon.”

A spokesperson for the Guildford event, which Catatonia are due to headline on August 5, told NME.COM that the show would still go ahead as billed and that the date will be the band’s first UK show since Matthews’ health problems were revealed.

She commented: “We are happy to confirm that Catatonia will still be headlining the Guildford Festival.”

A spokesperson for Catatonia said that as things stand, the band will be appearing in Guildford, as well as playing at the Witnness Festival in Ireland the same weekend (August 4).

The band released their new single ‘Stone By Stone’ last Monday (July 23).