Slaves say imposter tricked them into booking fake gig at Banksy’s Dismaland

Band confirm they will not be playing at the 'bemusement park' on September 25

Slaves have revealed that an imposter tricked them into booking a fake date at Banksy’s ‘bemusement park’ Dismaland.

The Tunbridge Wells duo had previously confirmed that they would play at the Western-super-Mare venue on September 25 but, in a post published on their Facebook page, they have now said that the booking was a hoax.

“We will not be playing at Dismaland on the 25th September,” the band wrote. “Some silly sausage pretending to be the organiser invited us to play a gig there and we naturally obliged. Turns out it wasn’t genuine. Got done, good and proper.”

However, the band said that they would now play a rearranged show at a different venue in Western-super-Mare on the same date.

“All is not lost though,” they added. “As we know many of you had made plans to pay us a visit we have decided to play our own show in Weston-super-Mare that night anyway! Details will be announced tomorrow and tickets will be on sale Tuesday at More details soon…”

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Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels played at Dismaland over the weekend (September 4). The previously derelict seafront lido, which boasts work from Banksy himself, as well as artists including Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty, is open for six weeks with bands playing live each Friday night.