Tramlines confirm Supergrass replace Richard Ashcroft

In response to Richard Ashcroft pulling out of this year’s Tramlines festival due to the event being part of the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP), festival organisers have confirmed that the Sunday night headline slot will now be filled by the irrepressible 90s fun-merchants Supergrass.

Revealing the news, a spokesperson for the festival said: “Following Richard Ashcroft’s decision not to join us at Tramlines 2021, we are delighted to let you know that the amazing Supergrass are your new Sunday headliners!

“We cannot wait to welcome you all at Hillsborough Park very soon, for the first and biggest festival in Europe since the pandemic.”
Supergrass Tramlines flyer

Organisers have also confirmed that a FINAL batch of Weekend and Day Tickets will be available this Friday at 12pm. The tickets will only be available for those signed up to their waiting list, which you can sign up for here.

Fans who had specifically purchased tickets to see Richard Ashcroft will be able to request a face value refund by emailing by 12pm (noon) on Thursday 8 July and including your booking reference number and the date that you purchased your ticket.

Ashcroft pulled out of the festival yesterday, announcing on Instagram: “Apologies to my fans for any disappointment but the festival was informed over 10 days ago that I wouldn’t be playing once it had become part of a government testing programme.

Richard Ashcroft on stage

“I had informed my agent months ago I wouldn’t be playing concerts with restrictions, the status of the festival was one thing when I signed up for it, but, sadly was forced to become something else.”

“It must be an age thing but the words Government Experiment and Festival,” Ashcroft added alongside three laughing face emojis.
“#naturalrebel #theydontownme,”

One fan questioned Ashcroft’s apparent reluctance to play a concert with restrictions when, as part of the testing, the crowd will not be required to socially distance: “Is the test part not that they will allow no restrictions to see how it goes?,” they asked.

Others welcomed Ashcrodt’s stance, claiming him “a true rock and roll star”.

Don’t know about you, but we’re absolutely buzzing with Supergrass as a replacement. See you done the front.

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