Blur Pull Out of Big Day Out Festival
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:25:02
Blur have nixed their headline slot at the Big Day Out festival, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand early next year.
So they are out of Out, so to speak.
The promoters are not saying "Woo hoo" over this. In fact, Blur blamed promoter ineptitude as the reason for ditching their slot.
The band revealed the news via a Facebook post, writing: "Devastated to report that Blur won't be performing at BDO in 2014. It's a shock that it has come to this. Only 8 weeks to go, the band feels that with the constantly shifting goalposts and challenging conditions of the organizers, they can't let it drag on any longer and want to make this announcement, to be clear to Blur fans that they won't be there. We've done our very best to work with the organizers and considered every option to make it happen, but they've let us down and let everyone else down too."
The promoters chimed in, saying they were "disappointed to learn of Blur's cancellation via their Facebook page." They also said that they are "working on replacements and will bring you new additions to the Big Day Out lineup shortly."
Other headliners include Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire.
Blur out, someone else in!
Have you ever seen Blur live? If so, how were they?