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Robin Gibb not to appear at Abbey Fest

Bee Gee Robin Gibb will not be appearing at Abbey Fest 2011, organiser John Hessenthaler of OEP Live! has announced.

Robin who had a host of hits along with his brothers through the 1960s, 70s and 80s was due to have been the special guest of Lulu at the Bury St Edmunds event on Friday 22nd July. But now a spokesman for Robin has said that it is “with deep regret that due to logistical reasons, Robin Gibb will now not be appearing” the spokesman went on to add “Robin has no plans at present to perform in the UK and wishes the festival every success”.

It’s a double blow for the organisers as X-Factor’s Jedward who were also to have featured on the show had to cancel last month.

Abbey Fest will happen over three nights at the picturesque Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds, Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 22nd/23rd/24th July 2011

Day 1 & 2 Gates open 1700hrs – 2230hrs, Day 3 ends 2200hrs

Friday, 22nd July Lulu and her Band plus Guests including Twisted Piglet, The Reason 4, Farming Babes, Tributes

Saturday, 23rd July Motown, Soul & Reggae Chartbusters Concert Picnic Party including Alexander O’Neal, Aswad, Heatwave and Simon Chiverton

Sunday, 24th July Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings & Guests including Shakin’ Stevens, Rick Wakeman, The Strawbs and Roger Chapman

• Box Office – Tel: 01603 508050 Email: www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk. Collect tickets in person (no booking fee): Balaam’s Music Shop, 103 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds – Tel: 01284 766933
Ticket Terms and Conditions see www.abbeygardensfestival.co.uk

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