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International act cancels Splendour in the nick of time

This morning, unforeseeable illness has compelled the UK act Catfish and the Bottlemen to cancel their appearances at Splendour in the Grass (including all Aussie headline shows) and Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. The band announced the cancellation on Facebook with a statement that reads:

“It is with huge regret that, due [to] illness in the band and crew, Catfish and the Bottlemen will not be playing their planned shows this week in Australia and Japan; including Splendour in the Grass and Fuji Rocks festivals. The band are obviously absolutely devastated not to be making the trip and hope fans will understand. For the band’s headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney, please contact your point of purchase for refund details”.

But don’t be too sad. According to Triple J, the Brisbane rock duo DZ Deathrays have been confirmed as Catfish’s replacement. They will be performing at the Amphitheatre on Friday at 3.15pm. Get excited. They have been tempting and teasing us with talk of demos for a new album.  Anyone who has seen DZ live know that it’s a sight to behold, so we don’t think it’s that big a loss.

Do yourself a favour and watch this:

See. Mummy was right. Things do turn out for the best.