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Frightened Rabbit cancel festival appearance and ask for charity donations


Frightened Rabbit have cancelled their appearance at Glasgow’s First Incident festival following the tragic death of frontman Scott Hutchison.

It was with a heavy heart that Far Out reported the news that the body found in relation to Hutchison’s disappearance was confirmed as the Frightened Rabbit’s singer who was battling depression.

Having been last seen on CCTV footage after visiting the nearby Dakota Hotel, fears grew for the 36-year-old when he reported missing in the early hours of Wednesday after he posted a string of worrying Tweets on social media.

Due to make an appearance at First Incident on June 1st, Frightened Rabbit have understandably pulled out and asked fans to donate their ticket cost to charity. The band have chosen the Scottish Association For Mental Health – the largest charity to provide mental health support and services in Scotland.

Hutchison’s brother and bandmate Grant Hutchison confirmed their cancellation through the band’s Twitter account: “We’ve made the decision to cancel The First Incident on June 1st. Some people have said that they’d like to donate their ticket cost to charity,” they said.