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Sleaford Mods replace Fontaines DC at Latitude following positive COVID test

By | Published on Friday 23 July 2021

Sleaford Mods

Fontaines DC have pulled out of this weekend’s Latitude Festival after a band member tested positive for COVID-19. Sleaford Mods have been drafted in as a last minute replacement.

“We regret to announce that during routine testing, a band member tested positive for COVID-19 this morning”, said Fontaines DC in a statement. “Band and crew are now self-isolating. Therefore we sadly have to cancel … our appearance at Latitude Festival this Saturday. We were really looking forward to it but we will see you all again soon”.

The band also had to cancel a warm-up show in Lincoln last night.

Announcing their late in the day addition to the festival, Sleaford Mods tweeted: “Mad announcement. We’re headlining the BBC Sounds stage at Latitude Festival this Saturday night. You need to come witness the male models as we step out for the first time in eighteen months. Fuckin yeeeesssss”.

“On a more sombre note”, they added, “we’re stepping in for Fontaines DC who unfortunately can’t make it. We wish them a speedy return. Good people. In a good band”.

Kicking off today, Latitude is the first major UK festival to take place since pandemic restrictions were lifted on Monday. The event will be headlined by Bastille, Bombay Bicycle Club, Wolf Alice and The Chemical Brothers.