Drake Cancels Wireless Festival Performance, Kanye West Named New Headliner For Both Nights


Camille Augustin | July 3, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Kanye West has replaced Drake as the new headliner for night 2 at the Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham, England this weekend.

The Toronto rapper had to cancel his set across the pond due to an illness, he said in a statement Thursday (July 3):

“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.”

The music fest kicks from July 4-6. Other guest appearances include Rudimental, Salt-N-Pepa, and Ellie Goulding.

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