The Cribs, Frightened Rabbit and Los Campesinos! are amongst the British bands whose slots at Coachella this weekend are in jeopardy due to the Iceland volcano ash.
An 11km high plume of ash is currently making it's way across Britain resulting in every flight in and out of the UK being cancelled until at least 6pm.
The Cribs' Gary Jarman said the band had just sat down on their plane at Heathrow airport at midday ready for the trip to California when they were told their flight had been cancelled.
Jarman told BBC Newsbeat: "I'd decided which films I was going to see, chosen my meal and was just falling asleep then I got told we had to get off the plane."
He continued that the band are considering changing their day at Coachella or driving to mainland Europe.
"We're figuring out if we can change the day. We're contemplating driving all the way to Amsterdam now and taking a flight at 6am but the only flights they have are executive. It's a force of nature you can't really argue with that.
"I know there are a lot of British bands playing. I kind of hope a few other bands are having problems so we can steal their set time - I know that sounds selfish."
British acts including Florence & The Machine, Muse, Gorillaz and Little Boots are already in the US and haven't been affected.