Updated: Slaves cancel Neighbourhood Weekender headline slot this weekend

 Updated: Slaves cancel Neighbourhood Weekender headline slot this weekend

Slaves have cancelled their planned appearance at Neighbourhood Weekender as band member Laurie awaits the birth of his second child. They were due to headline Stage 2 of the festival on Sunday night.

Sam Fender has also pulled out of the Sunday line-up due to “voice issues and doctors orders”. The Futureheads (at 17:15) and Kate Nash (at 18:30) will play extended sets on Stage 2 in his absence.

Tickets will be available to buy at the gate.

In a statement shared on social media, Laurie says he hoped he “could work out a way to make the show go ahead, however that has just not been possible.”

Shortly after, organisers confirmed Circa Waves will take Slaves headline slot on the second stage this Sunday night.

Richard Ashcroft and George Ezra are set to headline the festival in Warrington’s Victoria Park. The line-up was revealed back in November, with a second wave of artists revealed in February.

Ahead of the festival opening on Sunday, organisers advised the ground was wet but not muddy and cigarettes will not be available anywhere on site. Hoodies have been restocked at the merch stands and the weather forecast is said to be looking much better for Sunday afternoon.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Neighbourhood Weekender website.

This article was first published on Thursday 24th May and was updated with new information on Sunday 26th May.

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