Drake Cancels Wireless Festival Performance, Kanye West To Replace Him In London

3 July 2014, 12:18 | Updated: 3 July 2014, 12:23


Rudimental will play an extended set in Birmingham.

Drake has cancelled his headlining performance at this year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham.

The announcement follows hours of rumours on Twitter and, according to a statement from organisers, Drake is no longer appearing due to illness. 

Kanye West, who is alreadying headlining the event in Finsbury Park in London on Friday (4th July) will also headline the Saturday (5th July). In Birmingham, Rudimental will play an extended headline set in Perry Park, Birmingham featuring special guests.

Here is the full statement:

"To my beloved fans, it truly breaks my heart that I won't be able to perform as planned at Wireless and Roskilde this weekend. 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. I have the best fans in the world and I can't wait to come back to make more incredible memories together."

Organisers also said ticket holders attending the show on 4th July in Birmingham will also receive £20 of ‘Wireless Credit’ upon arrival at the site. This will be redeemable anywhere on site including food, beverages, merchandise and funfair.

Refunds will be available from point of purchase before the event but will not be available at the event. Go to wirelessfestival.co.uk.