More problems for the HarbourFest in Hong Kong. British girl band Atomic
Kitten, due to play at the post-SARS music festival on Friday, have had to pull out, ironically because the group’s Natasha Hamilton has been struck down with flu and a chest infection.
Although the group hope to reschedule a Hong Kong gig in the next month it
leaves a gap in the HarbourFest schedule. Word is TaTu, who were due to support Atomic Kitten, will now perform a free gig on Friday, adding to the spiralling costs that the Hong Kong government is expected to cover.
Hamilton’s illness has been put down to a particularly hectic schedule. Doctors have recommended she rests to ensure she is fully recovered in time to promote next single ‘If You Come To Me’, due out on Monday. A spokesman for the band told reporters: “Natasha needs four days off. It’s the start of a very busy time. The album release, two singles and a 10 arena tour are all on the way.”