Palaye Royale pull out of Pandemonium, citing family medical emergency

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Palaye Royale pull out of Pandemonium, citing family medical emergency

Words by Staff Writer

Palaye Royale have announced they are unable to travel to Australia to perform at Pandemonium festival, which is set to kick off this weekend.

Today another blow has come for touring festival Pandemonium with American glam rockers, Palaye Royale pulling out.

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Pandemonium Dates

  • Saturday, April 20 – Caribbean Gardens, Melbourne
  • Tuesday, April 23 – Alice Cooper, Blondie, Psychedelic Furs, Wolfmother side show, Entertainment Centre, Newcastle*
  • Thursday, April 25 (Anzac Day) – Cathy Freeman Park – Sydney Olympic Park Precinct, Sydney
  • Saturday, April 27 – Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast (new venue)
  • Sunday, April 28 – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (new venue)** Blondie not appearing

In a statement, the ‘Lonely’ art-punk, brit-pop, glam rock hybrid cite a family medical emergency as the unfortunate decider.

“It is with heavy hearts that we are cancelling our performance at the upcoming Pandemonium Festival. We have encountered a family emergency that requires our immediate attention and presence. In light of this unfortunate circumstance, we extend our sincerest apologies to all those who were anticipating our performance. We are grateful for the understanding and support of our fans, as well as the organizers of Pandemonium Festival, during this challenging time.”


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The news comes two days before the band were due to take the Melbourne stage at Caribbean Gardens. In their place, Pandemonium will add local acts to the opening slots of each show who will be announced tomorrow, Friday 19 April. Set times will also be delivered with the artist announcement.

The festival has already seen major line-up changes with the removal of half of the billed acts including headliners Deep Purple and Placebo, along with Dead Kennedys, Gang of Four, Gyroscope and Petch. The cuts came after the festival announced a reduction of stages from two to a single stage setup.

The festival lineup currently consists of prince of darkness Alice Cooper, ‘Atomic’ act Blondie, ‘Love My Way’ swooners Psychedelic Furs, the original teenage dirtbag’s Wheatus, jokers and thieves Wolfmother, lost causes Cosmic Psychos and a local opening act.

Further information on the Pandemonium event can be found here.