Thursday, 17 April 2008

Humphrey Lyttelton Axis Gig Cancelled


Headline act of the 2008 Axis Festival, jazz legend Humphrey Lyttelton, has been forced to cancel his concert scheduled for Saturday 3rd May due to ill health.

Humph, 87, was admitted to hospital yesterday (Wednesday) with an aorta aneurysm and required an immediate operation.

Organisers were informed today he would not be able to perform for a at least two months but hopes to return to the stage when he has recovered.

Mike Lloyd, Axis organiser, said: "This is obviously terrible news and we all wish Humph the very best. We were all looking forward to the event but it is important that his health comes first so we are forced to cancel the event . We wish him a speedy recovery."

For people with tickets, a full refund is available by by visiting Music Mania in Piccadilly Arcade, Hanley or calling 01782 206 000.

Further details about the Axis Festival can be found at

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