“Sorry to anyone who disappointed me. I certainly am”
Fontaine DC has pulled out of the Other Voices festival due to an injury to singer Grin Chetton.
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In a statement posted on Twitter, Chayton wrote: “I am truly heartbroken to say that I will not be able to perform in other voices tonight.”
The Other Voices festival in Dublin was celebrating its 20th year. Fontaine DC was supposed to perform at the event along with Sigrid and Sam Fender.
Chetton said a back injury meant he was unable to perform at the event this year.
“This is due to a debilitating back pain that I have had for a few days, but was hoping for improvement,” he explained.
— DC Fountains (@fontainesdublin) November 28, 2021
“There is hardly a place that has so many fond memories attached to it like this city and this festival. We played there years ago in a small pub on the circuit and were lucky enough to be mesmerized by the performance of [Gilla Band] Live-streamed on TV in a pub next to the church.
“It was one of the most exciting things I had ever seen and tonight we got a chance to play that slot.
“Although I can’t even wear my trousers at the moment so will have to do it another year. Sorry to anyone who disappointed me. I certainly am.”
Earlier this week (Nov 26), Fontaines DC was also announced for next year’s Best Kept Secret Festival.
The Strokes, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Alt-J and more will also play in the return edition of the Dutch festival.
The three-day camping festival – the last two installments of which were canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – will return to the Netherlands city of Hilvarenbeek next summer, running over the weekend from Friday 10 June to Sunday 12.
Reviewing the group’s recent London gig, Granthshala Said: “It’s been a long wait, and you can feel the crowd’s appetite for Fontaine. There’s a little bit of staging, other than the oddly bubbling promise, “It’s a good song”, but As ‘Boys in the Better Land’ plays, it’s clear that they don’t need to say anything to further a sense of community for all. Those who belong to these sneaky boys have done well.”
“…made for a grand win tonight, but also a tantalizing teaser for the greatness that awaits.”