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31 July 2003
As we had predicted, for many months, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will appear at the Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals
to fill the slot vacated by The White Stripes. Biffy Clyro will also replace Lostprophets.
Jack White broke his left index finger in an accident last week when his car was hit by another vehicle while he was
driving in Detroit with girlfriend Renee Zellweger (who was unhurt). As a result The White Stripes postponed all of their US tour dates and were forced to cancel their shows at the T
in the Park and Witnness Festivals.
Organisers Mean Fiddler
have promised the pair will return next year to headline.
A statement reads: "We were regretfully informed by the White Stripes
today that they have had to withdraw from this
year's festivals on doctor's advice following Jack White
's recent traffic accident.
"I am sure that everyone going to the festivals will join us in wishing Jack a speedy recovery and we look forward to The White Stripes
returning to headline
at the 2004 Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
will preform instead, between headliners Blur
, on Saturday August
23 at Reading and Sunday August 24 at Leeds.
Meanwhile, Lost Prophets will be holed up in the studio with Eric
Valentine, who has previously worked with Queens Of The Stone Age and Good Charlotte, to complete their second
album, due for release later this year.
They will be replaced with Biffy Clyro
on the Main Stage, playing
Leeds on Friday August 22 and Reading on Sunday August 24. Metallica
headline on both days.
Tickets are available from the Virtual Festivals