The band pulled out of the festival, which runs from August 7-9 at Guildford’s Stoke Park, due to increasing friction between frontman Nigel Clarke and the rest of the band – guitarist Andy Miller and drummer Mathew Priest – over the future of Dodgy. Matters have also been compounded by the closure of the group’s UK label A&M.
Shed Seven will top the Saturday bill that also includes Beth Orton and The Delgados.
Among other acts appearing at the three-day festival are Space, Bentley Rhythm Ace and Asian Dub Foundation (Friday) and Lightning Seeds and Ian Dury And The Blockheads (Sunday).
Tickets for the weekend cost #47.00, Friday tickets are #20.00 while Saturday and Sunday entrance costs #24.00. Weekend camping (capacity 6,000) costs #14.00 per pitch. Information hotline 01484-454-159 (UK).