Måneskin cancel festival appearances, release first part of tour documentary

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Måneskin have been forced to cancel their appearance at Reading & Leeds festival this year due to "unforeseen scheduling conflicts”.

The two festivals, which are scheduled to take place August 26 - August 29, had booked the 2021 Eurovision winners to play the main stage prior to Rage Against The Machine's headline performance on the Sunday of Reading, and on the Friday of Leeds.

Taking to social media to break the news, the band write alongside the heartbroken emoji: “We are sad to announce that unfortunately due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, we are no longer be able to perform at Reading & Leeds festival this year.

“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 at The O2 in London next year.

“We love you!”

Check out the post below:

In other news, the first episode of Måneskin's documentary series On The Road is now available over on their YouTube channel. The series offers an Access All Areas look at their summer of festival touring.

"Four loud kids, the biggest festival stages in the world, thousands of screaming fans," say the band. "Get on the road with us, rockin’ Europe, America, Asia and our home too, Italy. This is Måneskin."

View the first episode below, which features footage from appearances in Germany, Lithuania, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy.

"Now go laugh your arse off," they add. "You’ll thank us later."

Liz Scarlett

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