Volcano Fallout: Cribs Cancel Coachella Slot, Other Stranded UK Acts Iffy
Contact Music reports that The Cribs, the UK indie group that has Johnny Marr embedded with it, has cancelled their Coachella appearance after being pulled off the plane that was going to take them from London to California:
The Cribs were due to fly to Los Angeles on Thursday (15Apr10) from Britain, but their plane was cancelled at the last minute and they have no way of flying to California before their scheduled slot on Friday.
They are now hoping festival organisers will allow them to reschedule their gig and are so desperate to appear at Coachella, they're considering taking a ferry across the English Channel and driving hundreds of miles to Amsterdam, Holland to try and catch a flight from there.
Frontman Gary Jarman says, "I'd decided which films I was going to see (on the flight), chosen my meal and was just falling asleep then I got told we had to get off the plane. We're figuring out if we can change the day. We're contemplating driving all the way to Amsterdam now and taking a flight at 6am but the only flights they have are executive. It's a force of nature you can't really argue with that.
As for Gary Numan, well, isn't he supposed to be an accomplished ace pilot? He should be able to fly solo through a little volcanic ash and land his own plane, Lindbergh-style in the middle of the the Empire Polo Fields, right?