The Shires to become first UK Main Stage act at C2C after Old Dominion drop out following corona virus fears

The Shires will be stepping up to replace Old Dominion on the Main Stage of C2C 2020 after the American group dropped out following corona virus fears.
Old Dominion – made up of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi – were pencilled into to sub-headline the Saturday of C2C, but have now pulled out after the threat of the virus continues to grow.
Speaking in a statement, the band said that they were gutted that they have to pull out of C2C – also in the Netherlands and Germany – but explained their reasons for doing so and pledged to return soon.
“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the C2C Music Festival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London and Glasgow,” the band said in a statement. “We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority.
“We are forever grateful for every opportunity we get to witness just how far our music is reaching and we will be back across the world as soon as we can. Much love and thank you for your support.”
As a result of Old Dominion dropping out, The Shires will take their slot on the Main Stage and thus become the first UK act to be pencilled in to perform on the Main Stage at C2C.
Last year, Catherine McGrath became the first UK artist to appear on the Main Stage when she duetted with Hunter Hayes, but this will represent the first time than a UK act has actually been booked for a slot of that nature.

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