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Yungblud, 80/35's main-stage opener, canceled his appearance at the Des Moines music festival Friday after his bus broke down. 

The Maytags, a Des Moines classic soul band, stepped in to take that 5 p.m. slot on Friday, replacing the English alternative rock musician otherwise known as Dominic Harrison. The Maytags, who weren't originally on the lineup, now have a main-stage spot in the festival's ticketed area. 

"We’re obviously bummed; it’s never easy when things like this happen. The show will go on though!" Jill Havercamp, an 80/35 organizer, said in an emailed statement. 

The Maytags released their second full-length album, Meriweather, this year and are set to appear at Hinterland Music Festival next month in Saint Charles. 

No strangers to the Des Moines festival, The Maytags played 80/35 in 2014, 2015 and 2017 — also taking the main stage in their most recent appearance after a cancellation.

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Some fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment in Yungblud's absence: 

This is 80/35's 12th year and will feature Portugal. The Man, Elle King, Liz Phair, Metric and more. The festival takes place Friday and Saturday at the Western Gateway Park.

Danielle Gehr is a breaking news reporter at the Des Moines Register. She can be reached by email at, by phone at 515-284-8367 or on Twitter at @Dani_Gehr.

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