The NME reports that volcanic ash has delayed many flights from Heathrow Airport near London, which could make UK bands miss their Coachella slots.

[UPDATE 12:00pm: Now it seems Gary Numan joins the Cribs, Bad Lieutenant and the other bands who might have to cancel their Coachella appearances.]

From the NME:

The Cribs, Los Campesinos! and Frightened Rabbit's Coachella festival (April 16-18) performances are in doubt due to the volcanic ash that has grounded all flights to and from the UK.

All airports in the UK plus several other European countries have suspended flights today (April 16) as a safety precaution while ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland drifts south across Europe.

UPDATE from the comments: “Bad Lieutenant are stranded at Manchester waiting to fly into SF before coming down to Coachella…”

More from NME:

Other UK artists playing Coachella including Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke Muse, Gorillaz, Florence And The Machine, The Specials, The Temper Trap and Little Boots are all understood to have already arrived in the US.

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