V Festival 2013 line-up: Chart-topper cancels appearance

V Festival 2013

V Festival 2013 - Credit: Archant

ONE of the acts due to play this weekend’s V Festival 2013 has had to cancel their scheduled appearance.

V Festival's tweet confirming James Arthur has had to pull out

V Festival's tweet confirming James Arthur has had to pull out - Credit: Archant

Impossible chart-topper James Arthur has pulled out of the two-day festival being held simultaneously at Hylands Park, in Chelmsford, and Weston Park in Staffordshire with a “severe throat infection”.

V Festival 2013 line-up

V Festival 2013 line-up - Credit: Archant

Last year’s winning The X Factor star was due to appear on the 4Music Stage in Essex tomorrow (Saturday) and then Weston Park on Sunday.

The V Festival Twitter account (@vfestival) tweeted this evening (Friday): “It’s with regret James Arthur is unable to perform this weekend due to a severe throat infection. We wish him a speedy recovery. #VFestival”

Sheffield indie-pop champions Reverend and the Makers have been added to the line-up though.

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V Festival tweeted on Thursday: “Very pleased to announce @Reverend_Makers will be playing the @4Music stage on Sat in Weston and Sun in Hylands.”

The Virgin Media main stage at Hylands Park will be headlined by Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce on Saturday and Sex on Fire rockers Kings of Lyon on Sunday.

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Following Beady Eye’s cancellation, Steve Angello – one third of electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia – will top the bill on the 4Music Stage in Chelmsford on Saturday.

Dance fans can enjoy Calvin Harris on the 4Music Stage in Essex the following night.

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