Melodic rockers We Are The Ocean have announced that they are no longer to take part in the Southern date of this years Slam Dunk Festival. Instead, the band have taken a slot offered to them to play the Radio 1 Big Weekend.
Both the band and the festival have released the following statements:
Slam Dunk stated:
‘We are sorry to announce WE ARE THE OCEAN are no longer able to play SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH, as they have been invited to play Radio 1 Big Weekend. I’m sure you will all agree with us, that they couldn’t turn this big opportunity down, and we wish them all the best. They will still play Slam Dunk Festival North and Midlands and there will be a replacement announced shortly South. Please see statement from band below…’.
We Are The Ocean:
‘We just wanted to write something to say how sorry we are that we are unable to play this year’s Slam Dunk South in Hatfield.
The Slam Dunk weekend is one of our favorites of the year, Ben Ray has always been a big supporter of ours and Hatfield has been a great venue for us whenever we’ve played there.
However, when something as huge as Radio 1’s Big Weekend comes calling, we felt as a band we could not say no to it – Radio 1 have been massively supportive to us over the last couple of years, and we felt this was an invitation we really couldn’t turn down.
To everyone at Slam Dunk North and Midlands, we will be still be representing in Leeds and Wolverhampton (with the help of some hefty overnight ferries) and we hope all WATO fans that were hoping to see us at Slam Dunk South don’t hold it against us!
Once again we sincerely apologise, and hope you all have a great day in Hatfield nonetheless!
Liam, Alfie, Jack & Tom’