‘STOW WAY FOR STEREOPHONICS?

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The band are tipped to move the gig to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in the wake of the foot and mouth crisis...

STEREOPHONICS have issued a statement through their official spokesperson regarding their ‘DAY AT THE RACES’ gig at CHEPSTOW RACECOURSE.

And a decision on whether the event will go ahead at the venue – which is close to a recent outbreak of foot and mouth – will be made early next week.

The statement reads: “In light of recent foot and mouth outbreaks in the South Wales area and its’ relation to the Stereophonics‘ performance at Chepstow Racecourse, the organisers of the event will be meeting on Tuesday (April 17) to discuss the situation.

“The band and promoters would like to assure the public that they are aware of the concerns expressed and will continue to monitor the situation over Easter weekend before making a decision next week based on all the available evidence and advice.”

The band are currently in Europe and will return to the UK on Wednesday (April 18) for a sold out appearance at the London Hackney Ocean as part of the MTV Five Night Stand. On their return to the country, Stereophonics will make an announcement regarding the Chepstow show. The Donington Park leg of ‘A Day at the Races’, which takes place on July 14, is not affected by the current situation.

As revealed earlier this week on NME.COM, the band are thought to be in talks with Cardiff Millennium Stadium and are believed to be close to confirming that the show will relocate there.