Richard Ashcroft quits on Tramlines Festival because its working with government over Covid

By MediaMonkey

July 5, 2021
Bizarre news today, with former Verve star Richard Ashcroft quitting Sheffield’s Tramlines festival because it’s working with the government to monitor ways out of lockdown. Here’s his official statement:
 
“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. 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 #naturalrebel #theydontownme RA”
 
Be in no doubt, this is a completely shitty reason. Many festivals have had to cancel completely because of Covid issues, and Tramlines are allowed a full capacity crowd. 

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