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Manic Street Preachers cancel first V Festival performance

By | Published on Monday 18 August 2014

Manic Street Preachers

The Manic Street Preachers were forced to cancel their appearance at the Chelmsford V Festival on Saturday, after they were stranded in Belgium. But the band were able to perform at the Stafford leg of the festival yesterday.

In a statement issued via Twitter, the band said: “After five hours on the runway at Budapest Airport following Sziget Festival [on Friday], MSP were informed the BA plane they were on would not fly. The band made every endeavour to get back to the UK in time to play. The band apologise to their fans at V Chelmsford for the cancellation”.

Confirming their eventual arrival back in the UK later that evening, they added: “After eighteen hours of travelling and waiting we arrive in Birmingham hotel – worst travel day in 22 years of the band – deepest apologies we tried everything”.