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Snow Patrol cancels show at Hodgepodge Fest 2019

Gisela Swaragita
Gisela Swaragita

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, August 30, 2019  /  05:55 pm
Snow Patrol cancels show at Hodgepodge Fest 2019

The Irish-Scottish band Snow Patrol with lead singer Gary Lightbody performs during the first day of the music festival Pinkpop, at Landgraaf on June 15, 2018. (ANP/AFP/Paul Bergen)

The show of Irish-Scottish rock band Snow Patrol at the Hodgepodge Superfest 2019, set to take place in North Jakarta on Saturday, has been canceled due to health concerns.

"Snow Patrol has canceled their show with us due to the sickness of their vocalist [Gary Lightbody]. When they performed in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, they couldn't even finish the show," Dewi Gontha, the president director of promoter Java Festival Production, said during a press conference on Friday at the Borobudur Hotel, Central Jakarta.

"We're going to update the schedule soon, although there will be no significant changes to the timetable," Dewi said.

Lightbody also shared the news on the band's Instagram on Friday afternoon. "As you might be aware now we have had to cancel the last two shows of the tour in Jakarta and Singapore. We are so sorry to have to do that."

"Anyone that was at the show in Kuala Lumpur last night will attest I struggled to sing much of anything and we had to face the fact that I need to rest for a bit. I hate having to cancel and will do shows in any state I’m in (even if I might mention being under the weather on stage sometimes I’ll still do the shows and sing my damn heart out) but as I sang harder and harder last night it got worse and worse. All caused by a throat/chest infection. I’m on antibiotics at the moment. This is not a long term problem, I just need some rest. Sorry again. I hate missing shows. Jakarta and Singapore we will make it up to you when we go back on tour with a new album I promise. Loads of love to you all. And thank you all for this tour of Southeast Asia. It has been amazing. Gutted not to get to finish it properly but thank you all so much."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the final picture on this chain I look like I’m being chased by a giant monster with wonky eyes. Just saying. Thank you to everyone that came to the show in Kuala Lumpur last night. Our first time playing there and great our first show there was to a packed room with such a great atmosphere. As you might be aware now we have had to cancel the last two shows of the tour in Jakarta and Singapore. We are so sorry to have to do that. Anyone that was at the show in Kuala Lumpur last night will attest I struggled to sing much of anything and we had to face the fact that I need to rest for a bit. I hate having to cancel and will do shows in any state I’m in (even if I might mention being under the weather on stage sometimes I’ll still do the shows and sing my damn heart out) but as I sang harder and harder last night it got worse and worse. All caused by a throat/chest infection I’m on antibiotics for at the moment. This is not a long term problem, I just need some rest. Sorry again. I hate missing shows. Jakarta and Singapore we will make it up to you when we go back on tour with a new album I promise. Loads of love to you all. And thank you all for this tour of south east Asia. It has been amazing. Gutted not to get to finish it properly but thank you all so much. gL.x. 📷 @allisamazing

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Snow Patrol had been one of the biggest attractions for the festival, in addition to two other international performers, namely American rock band The Used and supergroup Prophets of Rage.

Read also: Prophets of Rage, Snow Patrol to perform at Hodgepodge Superfest in Jakarta

The Hodgepodge Superfest will run for two days this weekend at Allianz Ecopark, Ancol, North Jakarta.

Other international acts that will perform at the event are English indie pop band Superorganism, US-based musical group Phony Ppl and English indie pop act The Japanese House.

The fest is also set to feature Indonesian artists such as Danilla, Petra Sihombing, Barasuara, Reality Club and Petra Sihombing. (kes)