Download Festival headliners pull out

Band issue a statement apologising to fans

Download Festival‘s Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage headliners Ghost Of A Thousand have pulled out of this weekend’s (June 12-14) event.

The Brighton band were due to headline the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage on the Saturday (June 13) of the festival, but have pulled out due to urgent family matters.

A statement from the band apologised to fans, saying: “We are all very upset and will make it up to everyone that wanted to see the band very soon, thanks for your understanding on this. We’ll see you soon.”

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Ghost Of A Thousand‘s forthcoming headline tour is unaffected, and the following dates are scheduled to go ahead as planned:

Liverpool Barfly (July 1)
Carlisle The Brickyard (2)
Glasgow King Tuts (3)
York Barfly (4)
Sheffield Corporation (5)
Birmingham Eddies (6)
Cardiff Barfly (7)
Plymouth White Rabbit (8)
Exeter Cavern (9)
Cumbria The Canteen (11)
Milton Keynes Crawford Arms (13)
Oxford Bar Academy (14)
Southampton The Joiners (15)
London Barfly (16)

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