The anticipated Boomtown festival headline performance by The Prodigy this weekend has been called off, as band member Maxim received doctor’s orders not to perform due to a temporary back injury.
The iconic electronic group expressed apologies for the cancellation, explaining that their MC, Maxim, is recuperating from his injury. In addition to Boomtown, the band also withdrew from a scheduled headline slot at Dreambeach in Almeria, Spain.
The band’s appearance on Boomtown’s Grand Central stage, scheduled for Sunday, was eagerly awaited, marking their return to Winchester since their performance at the Vision Rave festival in 1992 at Popham Airfield.
Taking to Twitter, The Prodigy posted: “The Prodigy have unfortunately been forced to cancel their upcoming headline festival performances at Dreambeach (ES) and Boomtown (UK) under doctor’s orders, as Maxim recovers from a temporary back injury.”
Boomtown organizers also conveyed their sentiments, revealing plans to include the iconic band in next year’s Boomtown event. They reassured festival-goers about changes to Sunday’s lineup and thanked them for their understanding.
Boomtown Co-founder Luke Mitchell had earlier expressed his enthusiasm about The Prodigy headlining the festival, stating: “The Prodigy’s energy, immense production value, and influence in the rave scene make them the perfect match for Boomtown, and I’m over the moon that we’ve been able to finally get this nailed down and can now share the exciting news. The Prodigy are the most Boomtown band on the planet.”
The Prodigy is set to perform headline acts at several other festivals this summer, both in the UK and abroad. They will also embark on a UK tour in November, beginning in Glasgow and culminating at London’s Alexandra Palace. The 66,000-capacity Boomtown festival, featuring acts like Cypress Hill, Sister Sledge, and Beenie Man, will continue this weekend.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology