Fans in tears as House guru Duke Dumont delays Freshers gig

The wait just got longer

To his millions of fans he is the chart-topping heavyweight of house music, whose track Need U (100%) was the most popular song on Radio 1 last year.

But now DJ Duke Dumont has left Exeter students IN TEARS after backing out of his Freshers appearance this Thursday.

The Grammy nominee has delayed his show until Friday 14th November.

You won’t be seeing this anytime soon

Gutted fans told of their heartbreak at the news, which was casually announced in a bland press statement last week.

Disgruntled second-year Jason Bird said: “I’m in tears. I saw him in the summer and he was class, and was looking forward to hearing Won’t Look Back. Heartbroken doesn’t cover it.

“November? Might as well be 2044.”.

In his message to fans, the DJ announced he would now perform in November – over a month later than originally planned.

He said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of this show has now been changed to Friday 14th November. The venue remains unchanged. Tickets for the original date of Thursday 25th September at The Lemongrove, Exeter Uni will still be valid. Anyone who prefer to get a refund can do so by contacting their ticket vendor. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to seeing you on the new date.”

The delay fuels fears that House Music will be officially dead by the time Duke Dumont finally touches down at St David’s.

Despite the news, the heroic organiser of the event Aaron Hornibrook, manager at Hold It Down, has big plans for Exeter.

He told The Tab: “I want to make sure that everyone thinks of Exeter as a great university”.

The Lemmy will be seeing more than just school disco Saturdays this year.

He added: “The important thing is that Duke Dumont is a reschedule rather than a cancellation. I’m just as disappointed as they are.

“It was supposed to be a great headliner gig to kick off the new uni year and Duke Dumont is a great way to say, look, this is what you can look forward to for the rest of the year.”

And Hornibrook said he had more exciting plans up his sleeves to cement the venue’s reputation as a place for big names and big nights. He said: “I’m really passionate about trying to get the biggest and best names. We’ve got a big headliner in the pipeline.”

“We’d really love to throw a huge party for December the 5th, which effectively will be the last Friday before Christmas”.

You can buy tickets to see Duke Dumont here