Though yesterday’s Slam Dunk Festival lineup announcement listed H2O as one of the many included acts, the New York hardcore punk veterans have announced they are not playing the festival, posting the following on their Facebook page earlier today:
We just want to make it clear that we aren’t playing Slam Dunk in the UK. We were asked to do it but due to a preexisting commitment (see below), we couldn’t make it happen. I’m not sure how we ended up on the poster but we want to be clear that we aren’t on the shows and never were. However, that being said, it looks like an incredible bill so there is still plenty to get excited about and perhaps we can be a part of it next year.
Following the band’s announcement, Slam Dunk organizers released the following statement:
We are sad to say we have just been informed that H2O will not be appearing at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. Although we had them confirmed by their UK representative, apparently there was miscommunication with their US people which resulted in a double booking! This is neither the fault of the band or festival and we’re sure we will have them play again on another event. This is this first time this has happened in 9 years of the festival so it has come as a bit of a shock. Luckily we have found this out today before any tickets have been sold and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Tickets for the 2014 edition of Slam Dunk will go on sale tomorrow, Feburary 14th. Bands actually playing the festival include Goldfinger, Zebrahead, I Am The Avalanche, The All American Rejects, and a bunch of others… dates/locations can be found here.