Oxford Indie band Glass Animals were left “overwhelmingly heartbroken” after they were forced to miss the Grammys due to frontman Dave Bayley catching Covid.

The Oxford-formed band were up for best new artist after their sleeper hit Heat Waves went to number one in the US.

However, their dreams were shattered due to Covid.

Mr Bayley took to social media to explain to their fans that even though the band has been “especially Covid- cautious” and testing relentlessly he has tested positive.

The band were unable to attend the Grammys on April 3 which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Instead of attending the Grammys last night Mr Bayley was stuck in his room armed with several bags of Cheetos and gummy bear multivitamins cheering on the musicians and records being honoured at the awards.

Mr Bayley said: “I feel fine, and am showing no symptoms so far, but nonetheless it would be truly irresponsible for me to attend the Grammy ceremony.”

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He added: I am so overwhelmingly heartbroken. Not just within myself, but for everyone who has worked so insanely hard with us over the past couple of chaotic years”

Glass Animals were also beaten to the Best New Artist award by Olivia Rodrigo, who also won Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Drivers License’ and Best Pop Vocal Album for her debut record ‘Sour’.

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