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The Chemical Brothers pull out of gig on Covid 2 days before Glastonbury

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The Chemical Brothers have pulled out of their cork gig (Picture: Getty Images)

The Chemical Brothers have pulled out of a gig in Cork, Ireland, scheduled to take place the day before His performance at the Glastonbury Festival.

On Wednesday, the pairing of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simmons confirmed that they would have to cancel their show at Musgrave Park on Thursday due to COVID-19.

A statement on their social media read: ‘@ChemBros is sorry to announce that they have to reschedule their show on Thursday 23 June 2022 in Musgrave Park, Cork, Ireland due to COVID in Band & Crew.

‘The show will be rescheduled in 2023. Another announcement on the rescheduled date will be made in due course.

Just a day earlier, it was announced that the Chemical Brothers would be playing a DJ set on the Arcadia Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

They are currently still on the line-up, and are scheduled to perform on a two-hour set, starting at 11 p.m. on Friday and ending at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Chemical Brothers

They are currently due to perform at Glastonbury on Friday (Picture: Pedro Fiza / NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Glastonbury 2022 has officially closed (Picture: Oli SCARFF / AFP / Getty)

The two are set to continue their tour with Castle Howard on Sunday, before moving to Poland on 2 July for the European leg.

Rock band The Damned. As of now, Glastonbury has been only minimally affected by COVID-19. The festival is pulling out, and is quickly being replaced by Reef.

Meanwhile, George Ezra, who had not been officially announced but was rumored to be playing a surprise set, had to withdraw from a performance at a festival in Denmark due to a ‘bad bout of laryngitis’.

This is the first Glastonbury since 2019, the 2020 and 2021 festivals have had to be canceled due to the pandemic – so attendees are sure to make the most of it.

Sir Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, and Billie Eilish are set to headline the festival, with the Bad Guy hitmaker becoming the youngest headliners ever.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Chemical Brothers for comment.

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