2Q Lincoln: Exciting new acts amid headliner illness cancellation

Headline act and Indie rock band Mystery Jets have been forced to pull out of the upcoming Lincoln 2Q Festival for health reasons affecting their lead singer Blaine Harrison.

Mystery Jets were set to headline the event on Saturday, November 9, which will see over 90 acts take over 10 venues across the city including The Engine Shed, Home, Moka, Red Five, The Loft, Liquor, The Alleykat Club, The Angel Coffee House and Back to Mono.

However, Blaine posted a message on the Mystery Jets’ Facebook page “with a lump in [his] throat” from his bed at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

After getting swelling in his thigh and a temperature in the high thirties Blaine was put on an emergency operation list to halt an infection close to his bone spread around his body.

Fans sent messages of support to remind him that health always comes first and the band has now reluctantly decided to ‘postpone the release of ‘A Billion Heartbeats to the beginning of next year, including the instore shows and UK tour”.

A statement from 2Q said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances Mystery Jets will no longer be performing at 2Q Festival Lincoln. Please read the statement from the band themselves. We hope you will join us in wishing Blaine a speedy recovery.

“The team are working hard behind the scenes to find replacement(s) and will share news as soon as we have it.”

Other headliners The Futureheads, famous for their song “Hounds of Love”, will still be performing at the popular Lincoln music festival.

Second wave of acts revealed

There is some positive news this month as the festival announced its second wave of acts including award-winning rock musicians Band of Skulls, who are also among the headliners.

The second wave of acts also includes loveable indie pop band Marsicans, punk rock stars Milk Teeth and critically acclaimed Scottish alt-rock band Fatherson.

Full list of second wave of acts

  • Band Of Skulls
  • Black Honey
  • Yonaka Demob Happy
  • Marsicans
  • Skinny Living
  • Fatherson
  • Milk Teeth
  • Crows Hotel Lux
  • Avalanche Party
  • October Drift
  • Kagoule
  • Alphabet Soup
  • Black Cats & Magpies
  • Carry The Crown
  • Concrete Ships
  • Don’t Forget Rupert
  • Mosaics
  • Northern Captives
  • Tiger Warsaw

More acts will be announced in due course.

James Newbigging, lead singer of Marsicans who are in the recently announced second wave of acts, said: “Lincoln has a special place in our heart. We wandered up to the cathedral last time, stopped off for some traditional sweets, it was delightful. The Engine Shed is almost a home away from homes for us, and Redders and the whole crew there are like lovely cousins we get extremely excited to see.”

An array of local talent will also be performing at the festival including Carry The Crown, Vigilantes, Kings & Bears, The Ultraviolet, Mosaics and Northern Captives.

Tier 1 tickets have now sold out.

Tier 2 tickets priced at £30 (including booking fee) are available. With a valid student ID there are also tickets priced at £22 (including booking fee) – click here to buy tickets.