Official Secrets Act are dismayed to announce they have lost their drummer Alex McKenzie for the second time in as many months due to injury. Originally hurt in a cycling accident two months ago, when he was struck by two cars, drummer McKenzie has been detained in hospital again following an MRI scan that revealed a broken vertibrae. The band, currently enjoying a fantastic reaction in Europe were forced to cancel their Dot-To-Dot UK festival appearances over the weekend, recruiting Alex White of labelmates Brakes to pick up the sticks for the remainder of the tour. His first date in Paris last night (Monday 25th) went off well, but McKenzie will remain out of the picture for the immediate future until doctors can ascertain whether he will require surgery.
The rest of the tour will continue as previously announced:
27-May-09 Germany Hamburg Molotow
28-May-09 Germany Stuttgart Keller Club
29-May-09 Germany München Atomic Cafe
30-May-09 Germany Berlin Lido w/ Eight Legs
3-Jun-09 Netherlands Groningen Vera
4-Jun-09 Netherlands Den Haag Paard v Troje
7-Jun-09 Middlesborough Music Live Festival
14-Jun-09 Scotland, Rock Ness Festival
16-Jun-09 Cornwall, Beachbreak Live Festival
27-Jun-09 Glastonbury Festival Queens Head
1-Jul-09 France Paris Elysee Montmatre Festival
4-Jul-09 Warwickshire Monarchy Festival
24-Jul-09 Cambridgeshire, Secret Garden Party
31-Jul-09 Sweden Putte I Parken Festival
The band release their new single ‘Bloodsport’, June 15th through One Little Indian.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELLA – VV BROWN – THOSE DANCING DAYS – DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB – CHAIRLIFT – BAXTER DURY – BACKSTAGE SLUTS – AU REVOIR SIMONE – THE DØ – THE HOLLOWAYS – POCKETKNIFE & COUSIN COLE HAFDIS HULD – MEN AMONG ANIMALS- KING CANIBAL – ONE LITTLE PLANE …even more to follow.
As previously announced,
JARVIS COCKER – EMILIANA TORRINI – TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS – PHOENIX – EMF – EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS – EMMY THE GREAT – FIGHT LIKE APES – CARIBOU – BAXTER DURY – GOLDEN SILVERS – OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT – SLOW CLUB – TEAM WATERPOLO – DOGS – WE HAVE BAND – THE XX – CHEW LIPS – OFFICER KICKS – BICYCLE THIEVES – DJ FOOD – CASPA – COCOSUMA – DAEDELUS – DAN BLACK – DECODER – HELOISE & THE SAVOIR FAIRE – ENVELOPES – EVIL NINE – GUILDEAN GANG – KING CANNIBAL – ONE LITTLE PLANE – SLAGSMALSKLUBBEN – HOOK & THE TWIN – JONNY TAYLOR – KILLAFLAW – PHOTOMACHINE – LAIL ARAD – LE CASTLE VANIA – LITTLE FISH – MAMA’S GUN – MANO DE DIOS – THE QEMISTS – MIDIMIDIS – MOJO FILTER – PEGGY SUE AND THE PIRATES – PETER VON POEHL – YEARNER BABIES – REDLIGHT – ROSIE ODDIE AND THE ODDSQUAD – RUN TOTO RUN – SCREAMING LIGHTS – SHUTTLE – SPEECH DABELLE – STEALTH DJS – SAME TEENS – SARA SCHIRALLI – STEREO:TYPE – STILL FLYIN’ – THE JESSIE ROSE TRIP – THE MUMMERS – THUNDERHEIST – THE BOOKHOUSE BOYS – TODDLA T
This year’s festival offers unprecedented escape from the daily drudge of normality, the state of 2009’s Britain, and invites you into the world of Babylon & Eden, a joyous romp through the light and dark of your soul,
Besides the great line-up, there will be Action Camps, Art Installations, Boudoirs and many other delights, all home grown and hand picked for your visit to the Garden,
Tickets for 2009 are on sale priced at £137 + booking fee. That includes camping, parking, fun, frolics plus all the other hidden extras that usually lurk within a ticket price. Campervans however will be charged an additional £45 for the duration (they take up a lot of space). Teen tickets for 13-17 year olds will be £110 plus booking fee, and as per, under 13’s get in free, but still need a ticket, mind. All Early Bird tickets have now completely sold out.