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

PUBLISHED: 22:08 16 August 2013 | UPDATED: 22:16 16 August 2013

V Festival 2013

V Festival 2013

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

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”.

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.

V Festival 2013 line-upV Festival 2013 line-up

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.

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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times