Frank Ocean cancels European festival dates

'Channel Orange' star will not play V Festival, Bestival

Photographer:Mark Holloway

Rebecca Laurence - 12 August 2012

Frank Ocean has pulled out of all of his forthcoming European festival dates, including V Festival (18-19 August) and Bestival (8-11 September). He has also pulled out of a support slot on Coldplay's European tour.

After cancelling his scheduled appearance at Way Out West festival in Sweden last night (August 11) Ocean made the announcement in a message released via the festival's organisers, reports the NME.

The statement read: "Let me start by saying I feel like an asshole right now, but a tough decision had to be made in regard to my schedule over the next few months. The casualties of that decision include my appearances at upcoming festivals in Europe and my opening slot on the European leg of the Coldplay world tour. Sorry as fuck, I'll be back if you have me."

No reason has been given for the cancellation, although speculation that vocal issues may be to blame were rumoured after the 'Channel Orange' singer played a curtailed, four-song set at Norway's Oya festival on Friday.

LA electro duo LMFAO have also had to pull out of V Festival due to illness.

V Festival 2012 takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire from Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 August 2012.

Click here for the V Festival Staffordshire line-up.

Click here for the V Festival Chelmsford line-up.

While the initial run of tickets for the event quickly sold out, a second batch was recently made available, and there are a handful of Weekend camping tickets available for the Chelmsford leg of the festival, with day tickets for both Chelmsford and Staffordshire still on sale.

V Festival tickets for both sites are priced as follows:

Weekend Tickets with Camping - £180.00 plus a maximum booking fee of £10.50

Weekend Tickets with no Camping £155.00 plus a maximum of £9.70 booking fee

Day Tickets £86.00 plus a maximum of £8.20 booking fee

Campervans - £99.00 plus a maximum of £5.95 booking fee

Click here to buy V Festival Staffordshire tickets.

Click here to buy V Festival Chelmsford tickets.


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