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A band member’s hand injury causes the cancellation of multiple show dates. The festival has also changed its name to Lockn’.
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse were expected to perform Saturday, Sept. 7, but released a statement Monday saying doctors indicated guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro’s broken hand “requires additional time to heal properly.”
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
LYNCHBURG — Neil Young and Crazy Horse have canceled their appearance at the upcoming Interlocken Music Festival at the Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County next month.
The band, expected to perform Sept. 7, released a statement Monday saying doctors indicated guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro’s broken hand “requires additional time to heal properly.”
Young and company also had canceled the final seven dates of their summer European tour earlier this month due to the injury. They’d been on the road since August 2012 and were set to play a few shows up north before the band was to headline one night of the four-day festival at the 5,000-acre estate in Arrington.
The lineup still includes former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, Zac Brown, jam-band specialists Widespread Panic and The String Cheese Incident, Georgia-bred southern rockers the Black Crowes and the recent addition of powerhouse vocalist Grace Potter and her band the Nocturnals, to name a few.
The festival’s name also has changed.
Organizers for the Interlocken Music Festival announced Monday the event would now be known simply as Lockn’.
The festival, scheduled for Sept. 5 through 8, is expected to draw tens of thousands to Nelson County.
Festival co-founder and publisher of Relix magazine, Peter Shapiro, said in a statement Monday a few considerations went into the decision to change the festival name.
“The logo has started to take on a life of its own, and the feedback we’ve received is that people really appreciate how the music and all elements of the festival are locked into one another,” he said. “Given the spirit of an event where we’re encouraging musicians to take chances, we wanted to make the change now.
“We also wanted to reflect the fact that Lockn’ is such a unique festival that it deserves its own unique name.”
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