Posted in music | tour dates on April 15, 2010

Volcano

British rockers THE CRIBS have been forced to pull out of California's Coachella music festival this weekend - because all flights out of the U.K. have been grounded due to the ash clouds from a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

The Cribs were due to fly to Los Angeles on Thursday (15Apr10) from Britain, but their plane was cancelled at the last minute and they have no way of flying to California before their scheduled slot on Friday.

They are now hoping festival organisers will allow them to reschedule their gig and are so desperate to appear at Coachella, they're considering taking a ferry across the English Channel and driving hundreds of miles to Amsterdam, Holland to try and catch a flight from there.[Contact Music]

UPDATE: The Cribs have officially cancelled.

BBC reports that: "Representatives for UK artists such as Muse, Gorillaz [performing with Clash members Mick Jones and Paul Simonon], Florence & The Machine, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Little Boots, all due to play this weekend, have confirmed they're already in the US and unaffected."

We also know that Iceland's Jonsi is already here (and somewhat ironically, major airports in Iceland are still open). The Specials got here early too.

Frightened Rabbit is stuck in the UK but hasn't canceled yet.

Los Campesinos! cancelled their Culture Shock appearance for the same reason.

The hazardous conditions and airport closures are expected to continue at least into tomorrow.

The Cribs were scheduled to play the fest Friday before She & Him.

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Comments (21)

Coachella better offer refunds for that...

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 2:59 PM

ah, the old "volcano forced us to miss our flight so now we have to move from a friday afternoon slot to a more prime gig later in the fest trick". good one. originally done by mountain at the original woodstock and perfected by squeeze during the 1988 reading festival.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:01 PM

Wait, are Los Campesinos gonna cancel their show on Saturday then?!!

NOOOOOO

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:01 PM

I told them. Take the QE2, but did they listen....nnnNNOOOooo

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:04 PM

It's too bad Muse are already in the country

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:07 PM

"Wait, are Los Campesinos gonna cancel their show on Saturday then?!!"

Culture Shock cancelled so far:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/04/los_campasinos.html

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 15, 2010 3:16 PM

if you were going to Coachella just to see The Cribs you don't need a refund..just your head examined

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:16 PM

lol @ 3:16 (2)

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:19 PM

Uh oh. I've reached the point where I'm finding out about major world events from Brooklyn Vegan. High point or low point?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:20 PM

That's not a volcano. That's just leftover sediment from Jonsi's dress rehearsals.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:31 PM

Joe Vs The Volcano wasnt one of Tom Hanks best.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 3:48 PM

if not thee best

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 4:01 PM

One of the funniest BV threads in a while!

Posted by blackhat | April 15, 2010 4:10 PM

@3:16 whoever you are. Thank you for making tears of laughter stream down my face on what was a completely mundane Thursday.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 4:17 PM

"One of the funniest BV threads in a while!"

i concur, these comments are priceless

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 4:41 PM

ComMEHnts..

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 5:02 PM

I don' know where I'm a-gonna go when the volcano blows!

Posted by Jimmy Buffett | April 15, 2010 5:38 PM

damn, looks like everyone is blazin up at once in iceland. NICELAND

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 7:16 PM

Fucking Volcanos, how do they work?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 7:45 PM

This just in: Cribs cancel - to be replaced by MAGMA.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | April 15, 2010 8:36 PM

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