Mystery Jets pull several festival shows

Mystery Jets have been forced to cancel a number of festival appearances because lead singer Blake Harrison is ill.

The frontman, who suffers from Spina Bifida, is currently receiving hospital treatment for ailments on his feet – a recurring grievance relating to his condition.

Although Harrison is responding well to the treatment, the band have pulled out of Ripcurl Boardmasters, Standon Calling, Kendall Calling, Haldren Festival in Germany and Plague de Rock in France.

Mystery Jets will also miss the Y-Not Festival in Derbyshire, the second setback for the event's organisers in a matter of days after Sunday night headliners Cage The Elephant were forced to cancel their slot due to their lead singer seriously injured his knee.

However, it is thought the band will be able to honour their Reading and Leeds Festival appearances.