Travis have been announced as the Saturday night headliner at the Isle Of Wight Festival, replacing Morrissey who dropped out earlier this week.
The Scottish rockers are taking time out from the studio where they are recording the follow up to 2003’s ‘Twelve Memories’.
Morrissey was apparently due to headline the festival on the Saturday night but pulled out after claiming he had never agreed it and that record execs had gone over his head.
The former Smith has now dumped Sanctuary Records and blasted staff over the confusion, insisting he plans to take his business elsewhere before his next album release.
He said: “My contract with Sanctuary ended last year and hasn’t been renewed. In truth, since our closing dates last year (04) in London and Dublin, my personal involvement in anything that has followed has been sub minus zero.
“There will be a new signing for the new album, so please wait until you hear the news from my lips. Everything else is just gossip.”
Morrissey has also been further annoyed by incorrect record company news suggesting he has fallen out with longtime drummer Dean Butterworth, who has recently joined rockers Good Charlotte.
He added: “I am annoyed that Sanctuary have thrown this in without consulting either Deano or myself.”
The Isle Of Wight Festival 2005 takes place over three days at Seahorse Park, Newport, between 10-12 June.
Faithless, Razorlight, R.E.M, Snow Patrol, Roxy Music and Goldie Lookin’ Chain are among those already confirmed with others to be announced in the coming weeks.
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