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Primal Scream cancel Irish festival show after frontman's stage fall

Bobby Gillespie has been told to rest up for at least eight weeks.

VETERAN ROCKERS PRIMAL Scream have cancelled a planned appearance at the Sea Sessions in Bundoran later this month.

It’s after frontman Bobby Gillespie fell off the stage during a festival appearance in Switzerland last week.

“Primal Scream have been forced to cancel several European and UK shows this summer following Bobby Gillespie’s accident last Thursday night at the Caribana festival, Switzerland,” the band said on Facebook.

Bobby has been instructed to rest for a minimum of 8 weeks.

The group also posted this photo of the singer being flown home for treatment:

bob1 Source: Primal Scream

Ash have agreed to step in to fill the Saturday night headline slot vacated by the Glasgow group.

Primal Scream have already agreed to play next year’s festival instead, according to Sea Sessions organisers.

Here’s the bumf from the press release:

Indie punk outfit the legendary Ash, who have a string of hits including ‘Girl from Mars’, ‘Shining Light’, ‘Burn Baby Burn’ have agreed to perform on the Saturday night spot vacated by Primal Scream.

The Sea Sessions festival takes place in the Donegal coastal town from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June. Gavin James headlines on the Friday and Tinie Tempah takes the main slot on Sunday.

Primal Scream, who rose to fame in the early 90s with their breakthrough Sceamadelica album, have also cancelled shows in the UK, Spain, Italy and Sweden.

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