The musician said on Twitter today (March 27) that he’s “absolutely gutted” about the news. He was due to perform to thousands of fans at the city’s 600-hectare park on June 12, the day before he was scheduled to play in the same location for Parklife festival, which has also been cancelled.
“I’m absolutely gutted that Heaton Park has been cancelled due to the youknowf*ckingwhat,” he said in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re gonna have to wait to get together another time, it’ll taste so much sweeter when we finally do. Stay safe, wash yer hands, scrub yer toes, scratch your ass and pick yer nose.”