Just announced on the Punk Rock Bowling website, The Cockney Rejects will be replacing Sham 69 at the festival show. Jimmy Pursey put out a statement regarding their regretful cancellation of the show due to sad news about his father.
“In March my father was diagnosed with asbestosis lung cancer. Since then, the situation for my family has got worse and my fathers prognosis is not good as it has just become apparent that he has the most aggressive form. We have just been told that he now only has weeks to live and indeed his condition is already deteriorating. My family has only recently lost my mother so this makes it very difficult for me not to be here for my father and family. You will have to forgive me but I have to tell you now so you can at least have time to inform all the fans. I am so sorry for this situation.” – Jimmy
A very admirable reason for anyone to cancel a show and all our wishes are with Jimmy and his family.
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