Morrissey has cancelled his Saturday night headline slot at this year's Isle Of Wight festival, after the star's drummer deserted him to go on tour with Good Charlotte...
According to the singer’s official website, Morrissey will not be appearing as planned on June 11 due to “the pressure of preparing the new album” – always made worse when your drummer walks out to follow a shabby band on tour.
Ther statement read: “Morrissey will regrettably not be appearing at the Isle Of Wight Festival on the 11th of June as scheduled. The pressure of preparing the new album and losing his drummer earlier this month has made it impossible to do the gig without massively compromising both the gig and the album. Apologies to all the fans, the organisers and the people of the Isle Of Wight.”
It’s currently unknown who will fill the Saturday headline slot. Roxy Music are scheduled to appear second on the bill as ‘special guests’ and Razorlight and Faithless are scheduled to joint headline on the Friday night, so it’s possible one of those could move over.
The Isle Of Wight Festival 2005 takes place between 10-12 June at Seaclose Park, Newport. Click here for more details and the full lineup.