Richard Ashcroft has withdrawn from Tramlines Festival due to its status as a "Government Test Event. The festival takes place at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield from Friday 23rd to 25th July 2021 and will now have Supergrass as the Sunday headliner.
Posting on his instagram page, Richard Ashcroft said:
"Apologies to my fans for any disappointment but the festival was informed over 10 days ago that I wouldn’t be playing once it had become part of a government testing programme. I had informed my agent months ago I wouldn’t be playing concerts with restrictions The status of the festival was one thing when I signed up for it, but , sadly was forced to become something else. It must be an age thing but the words Government Experiment and Festival ððð#naturalrebel #theydontownme RA"
The line-up is now as follows:
Friday: The Streets, The Kooks, DMA's, Jake Bugg, Pale Waves, The Pigeon Detectives, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Slow Readers Club, Alfie Templeman, The Blinders, Red Rum Club, The Hara, Bedroom High Club, The Rooves, Shelley Byron and The Poison Sleep
Saturday: Royal Blood, Blossoms, Mahalia, Little Simz, The Sherlocks, The Lathums, Georgia, Lucy Spraggan, The Magic Gang, Biig Piig, Vistas, Lauran Hibberd, Bloxx, Deco, Abbie Ozard, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Before Breakfast
Sunday: Supergrass, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Walker, Everything Everything, The Fratellis, Sundara Karma, The Snuts, The Big Moon, Holly Humberstone, The Reytons, Fickle Friends, Lottery Winners, Baby Queen, Chubby & The Gang, Phoebe Green, Sheafs, Havelocke
Tramlines are offering a short period of a refund, their website states:
"If you had specifically purchased a Weekend or Sunday Day ticket to see Richard Ashcroft you will be able to request a face value refund. To do this, please email customerservices[at]gigantic[dot]com by 12pm (noon) on Thursday 8th July. You will need to include your booking reference number and the date that you purchased your ticket."
Final and resale tickets go on sale on Friday 9th July at 12pm, they will be priced as follows:
Day tickets: from £45.
Aged 4 & under: £3
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