Headliners pull out of Harvest at Jimmys

WITH just a month to go Indie rock band The Zutons have announced they will have to bow out of as headliners at this year’s Harvest at Jimmy’s festival.

The bass player, Russ is having to undergo immediate surgery on a serious knee injury ruling him out of physically playing at the second music and food festival.

But after racking their brains organisers have booked an exciting new headline act - chart toppers Scouting for Girls, who will now take the top spot on Saturday night.

An organiser said: “It is with great regret that The Zutons have taken the difficult decision to withdraw from our line-up on the Saturday night.

“We have put our thinking caps on and scoured the land to find a suitable replacement and believe that we’ve managed to get just the right lads for the job.

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“So please join us in welcoming our new Saturday night headline band, Scouting For Girls.”

And a spokesman for The Zutons said they are hoping to play at next year’s festival instead.

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“We are gutted at having to pull out of Harvest at Jimmy’s,” the band said. “It’s awful for Russ and we’re all sad not to make it, hopefully we might be able to perform next year instead and see all of you for a great night. We apologise to anyone who was hoping to see us. We know that the festival will still be a roaring success and wish everyone a fantastic time.”

Since exploding onto the scene in 2007 Scouting for Girls have cooked up hit after hit including ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’, and recent number one ‘This Ain’t A Love Song (It’s Goodbye)’.

Organisers of the popular festival added: “We wish Russ a speedy recovery and hope to see the band back up on stage very soon.

“We’re sure they will deliver a show-stopping live performance worthy of the headline Saturday slot!”

Another act added to the line-up for Sunday is Alan Pownall, a favourite of Radio 1 DJ’s Jo Whiley and Fearne Cotton.

Harvest at Jimmy’s is taking place at Jimmy’s Farm in Wherstead on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12.

For more information and the full line-up visit www.jimmysfarm.com.

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