Ash appearance at Carling Weekend 'Doubtful'
Mike Eccleshall on 21 August 2002
Bassist Mark Hamilton describes the scene, "It was completely black, the bunks were all darkened off. The whole place was just carnage. Rick and Charlotte were both thrown out of their bunks into the isle. Rick broke his ribs."
The recovery of drummer Rick McMurray will decide whether the band will play this weekend's Carling Weekend - Reading and Leeds festival. They are booked to play in Reading on Saturday and Leeds the following day
He also stated that the band is currently unsure if Rick, and thus Ash, will be well enough to perform: "At the minute it looks like it's down to Rick", he said. "I've had broken ribs before and it's hard to breathe. And if he's going to be playing for an hour, I don't know, drumming's quite physical."A final decision will be made in the next two days, according to Hamilton - who added that the band would do everything they can to appear.