Drake cancels Wireless 2014 headline slot due to illness

Drake is replaced by Kanye West in London and Rudimental in Birmingham

Drake cancels Wireless 2014 headline slot due to illness

Photographer: Andy SturmeyAli Ryland on 03 July 2014

The U.S rapper has also cancelled his weekend Roskilde 2014 performance due to sickness. In a statement today, Drake said: 'I got sick a few days ago and although I am on my way to bouncing back, my doctors have made it clear that I am not physically fit to fly or deliver the performance my fans expect and deserve from me. I will be focused on resting for a quick recovery.'

London Hyde Park attendees can look forward to a second appearance by voice of this generation and rap sensation Kanye West on the Saturday (July 5) night, following his headline set the night before. Perry Park-goers in Birmingham are to expect an extended set by drum and bass chart-stars Rudimental on Friday, July 4, with 'very special guests' still to be announced. Birmingham attendees will also receive a £20 voucher to be spent on food, drink or merch on the Friday only. Refunds are available from point of purchase before the event, but not on the day.

Wireless Festival 2014 will see an array of acts performing across three stages in London and Birmingham, as Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze and Azealia Banks are set to smash the glass ceiling, while Kanye West and Bruno Mars are ready to make their headline appearances count ahead of Drake's cancellation.

This is not the first time that the Take Care rapper has cancelled performances in the UK. Back in 2010 he cancelled his UK and European tour, including dates in London and at T In The Park, due to his mother's deteriorating health.

Wireless Festival tickets are on sale now, apart from July 4 and 5 in London which are now sold out. They are priced as follows:

London: £65.00 ticket plus £6.50 fees.
London three day ticket: £195 ticket plus £15 booking fees.
Birmingham day tickets: £62.50 ticket plus £6.25 booking fees.
Birmingham three day tickets: £160 Ticket plus £12 booking fees.

Click here to buy Wireless London tickets.
Click here to buy Wireless Birmingham tickets.

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