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Y&T guitarist John Nymann to miss Ramblin’ Man Fair after falling ‘very ill’

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Y&T guitarist John Nymann has been unable to travel to the UK for their festival shows this weekend due to illness.

Band lynchpin Dave Meniketti has released a statement saying the band will honour their slots at Ramblin’ Man Fair on Friday (28th July) and at Rock & Blues Custom Show on Saturday (29th July) as a trio.

The full statement reads:

“We're sad to announce that John Nymann became very ill and was unable to make the flight to the UK today. Though we'll miss him at this weekend's festivals, we all wish John the best on his full recovery and know he will be fine. He's so disappointed, and this is the first time he’ll miss a show in his long career due to illness. John looks forward to returning to the UK with Y&T on the fall tour.

“While this is a shocker to us all, Y&T will power through and play Ramblin' Man Fair and Rock & Blues Custom Show as a trio, with a local UK friend joining in on a few songs to help round out the sound. We know that our awesome UK fans will be supportive, and we want you all to know that we're completely ready to kick some ass on these two festivals!”

Meanwhile, the stage times for Ramblin’ Man Fair have been revealed together with the times for the Planet Rock signing tent.

Magnum, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Glenn Hughes, Black Star Riders and Devin Townsend are among the arists who will be meeting fans in the signing tent on Saturday and Sunday.

To find out more details, click here.

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