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Sick Drake cancels Wireless date, Kanye steps in

By | Published on Friday 4 July 2014


Well here’s the saddest headline ever. Dribbly Drake has cancelled on this weekend’s Wireless Festival because he is too ill to get on a plane (or, for that matter, rap and/or sing live on a stage), and his heart is breaking because of it. As is mine.

Canning twin appearances at Wireless events in London and Birmingham, Drake shared his sick note via the festival’s website: “To my beloved fans, it truly breaks my heart that I won’t be able to perform as planned at Wireless 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”.

Just hold on though, it’s all OK-ish, for good ol Live Nation have confirmed that Wireless co-headliner Kanye West will now play an additional show in London on 5 Jul, in place of Drizzy’s set. Also, Rudimental will sub in for Drake in Birmingham on 4 Jul with an extended set, with extra guests still TBA, and Birmingham fans will be given £20 of ‘Wireless Credit’, which is redeemable anywhere on site, on entering.

That or you can just ask for your money back.