Frightened Rabbit: Band cancels Limavady gig

This year's festival runs from August 3 to August 9.

This year's festival runs from August 3 to August 9.

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A headline act for this year’s Stendhal Festival of Art has cancelled their performance for the August event in Limavady.

A spokesman for the festival said: “It is with much disappointment that Stendhal Festival of Art must announce that Frightened Rabbit have had to cancel their headlining spot at this year’s event.

“They had confirmed to play, as announced by ourselves and also by the band on various social media and online platforms, however they had already been booked by their representatives for the same date elsewhere, which only become apparent to us recently.

“Nobody is more disappointed that this issue could not be resolved than the team at Stendhal, however this will not deter us from continuing with our plans for the summer and we are determined to make this the best Stendhal ever.

“We plan on announcing a replacement act in the coming weeks as and with just over five weeks to go our attention is now on our beautiful festival site, which looks amazing, along with the 500+ artisans en route to deliver the Best small to medium festival experience on the island.”