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Måneskin pull out of Reading & Leeds due to scheduling conflicts

"We love and miss the UK and all of our beloved UK fans and we’re absolutely gutted to no longer be able to play these shows"

By Hollie Geraghty

Maneskin perform live in London
Maneskin perform live at London's O2 Academy Islington (Picture: Paul Harries)

Måneskin have announced that they will no longer play Reading & Leeds this year due to “scheduling conflicts”.

The Italian rockers and Eurovision 2021 winners were due to perform at the festival later this month, which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend (26-28 August), but released a statement yesterday that said they were “gutted” to be missing it.

“We are sad to announce that unfortunately due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, we are no longer able to perform at Readings & Leeds festival this year,” they wrote.

“We love and miss the UK and all of our beloved UK fans and we’re absolutely gutted to no longer be able to play these shows.

 “We’re really excited for the year to come and want to thank you for your support and patience, we’ll hopefully be back in the UK soon and we can’t wait to see you.”

Earlier this year, the band were forced to postpone their UK/European tour due to COVID.

“We are extremely sorry,” Måneskin wrote on social media, alongside an apology video. “We worked a lot for this tour and everything was set and ready to go but unfortunately in the last few days we had some bad news about the capacity of the venues.”

“We cannot guarantee all the gigs because every country has its own rules, and we have to stick to that, of course, because we have to do our gigs in total safety for everyone.”

In March, the band announced a tour of the US, Europe and the UK, including upgraded venues.

The previously announced show at London’s Brixton Academy will now take place at the O2 Arena in May 2023.

Posting to social media, Måneskin wrote: “Also we really want to thank you for being so understanding during this long period as we got this in place. We know you’ve been waiting patiently for this announcement, and we feel very grateful towards all our beloved fans for your love, support and understanding. We missed you and we missed performing, and we can not wait to play for you all again!”

Meanwhile, this year’s Reading & Leeds festival will see Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against The Machine, Halsey, Dave, Megan Thee Stallion and Bring Me The Horizon headline.