Bonde Do Role forced out of Great Escape at last minute

But Answering Machine climax festival with stage invasion

Bonde Do Role were forced to cancel their performance on the final night (May 19) of The Great Escape festival at the last minute.

The Brazilian band were due on stage at Club NME, which was taking place at the Komedia venue.

However, just moments they were due to take the stage, MC Pedro D’Eyrot appeared to apologise to the crowd.


“We can’t play due to a technical difficulty,” he said, obviously disappointed.

However the problems did not affect Manchester newcomers The Answering Machine who played earlier, providing a raucous climax to Club NME at the festival.

The three-piece whipped the crowd into a frenzy, as large numbers of them invaded the stage as the band during ‘Your Home Address’.

“We’re having a great time,” declared frontman Martin Colclough. “I’m really glad you could make it out.”

The Answering Machine played:



‘The Hold Up’

‘It’s Over’

‘Oh Christina’


‘Another Cisty, Another Sorrie’


‘Your Home Address’

‘Silent Hotels’

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