HAIM have announced they will not be coming to Europe this summer, and cancelled all forthcoming European festival dates including Reading and Leeds Festivals so they can finish their second album.
Taking to Twitter yesterday the band published a statement (here) saying:
"Hey guys, we'd hoped to be done with recording but as it turns out, we're at a critical point of finishing up and need to stay close to home until it's complete.
"Unfortunately, we need to cancel our European performances including Way Out West, Tivoli, Øya, Frequency, Kraków, Zürich Openair, Reading and Leeds, and Electric Picnic.
"We hate to disappoint you guys that had plans to come see us and promise we'll be back in the near future to share our new music with you."
The pop rock trio, made up of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, and drummer Dash Hutton, have been working on the follow up to their 2013 debut 'Days Are Gone'. They were due to be the main support to NME/Radio 1 Stage headliners Two Door Cinema Club at Reading on Saturday, and Leeds on Sunday.
Still appearing across the August Bank Holiday weekend are five headliners with Foals, and Disclosure co-headlining, so will Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy. They lead a line-up including Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal, The 1975, Courteeners, Twenty One Pilots, Boy Better Know, DJ Ez, Slaves, Crossfaith, Hinds, RatBoy, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sleeping With Sirens, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Asking Alexandria, Fearless Vampire Killers, Jack Ü, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap , Parkway Drive, Chvrches, Die Antwoord, Maximo Park, The Neighbourhood, Lower Than Atlantis, Mura Masa, AlunaGeorge, Giggs, Philip George, FVK, Lady Leshurr, Banners, Citizen, Jack Garratt, Sigma, Krept & Konan, Duke Dumont, Netsky, Travi$ Scott, Blossoms, Section Boyz, Skindred, Anderson .Paak, Disciples, My Nu Leng b2b Oneman + Dread MC, Riton, Kvelertak, Inheaven, Tuff Love, Sundara Karma, Semtex, Birdy Nam Nam, The Vaccines, A$AP Rocky, G-Eazy, Five Finger Death Punch, The Wombats, Savages, Cage The Elephant, Half Moon Run, David Rodigan, JAUZ, Raleigh Ritchie, MistaJam, Yungen, Highly Suspect, The King Blues, Modern Baseball, Seratones, Basement State ChampsThe Internet, Crystal Castles, Nothing But Thieves, Oliver Heldens, Hannah Wants, Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Room with Cassetteboy v DJ Rubbish, Creeper, Citizen, Wakrat, and Dead!.. The first of hundreds of exciting acts set to appear across the weekend..
For the full details please see the Reading Festival line-ups page.
For the full details please see the Leeds Festival line-ups page.
Reading Festival takes place at Little Johns Farm, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, and Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire with both events happening over the weekend of Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th August 2016.
Weekend tickets are priced at £205. A Wednesday early entry permit is priced at £20 (sold out at Reading), a campervan pass is £75, and a locker is priced at £16, and a car park pass is for Reading is priced at £10. Prices do not include booking fees.
Day tickets are priced at £59.50, Saturday day tickets at Reading have sold out.
Children under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Please note there is no separate children's area at this event, and eFestivals considers this an event not really suitable for small children.
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