Just three days out from its kick-off this weekend, Splendour In The Grass has lost another major international act.

Following on from Two Door Cinema Club cancelling on the Byron Bay festival owing to illness, now London Grammar have pulled out of the three-day event and axed their sold out Splendour In The Grass sideshows this week.

A statement that appeared on the UK trio’s Facebook page overnight reads:

It’s with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our trip to Australia & Splendour in the Grass this week due to illness. This is an incredibly sad situation for us as our last visit was one of the most memorable of our careers, but we do not feel that we can currently deliver the level of performance that you all deserve from us.

Our fans in Australia have been hugely supportive of our music since the very beginning, and it pains us to have to disappoint any of you. We are going to do everything we can to make sure we are back down under as soon as possible and will reschedule our Sydney & Melbourne shows and give you more details very shortly.

London Grammar were scheduled to perform at the headline Amphitheatre Stage on the opening Friday night at 7pm, preceding sets from exclusive internationals Interpol and Outkast.

Splendour organisers have already told punters they’re on the case for sorting out a replacement band. “We will have new headline dates for London Grammar and a Splendour replacement confirmed in a few hours. Please sit tight, we’ll update you as soon as we can!” reads a statement on the festival’s official Facebook.

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Singer Hannah Reid offered her own personal apology to Aussie fans, explaining in a series of tweets that “vocal exhaustion” had led to their decision to pull out of Splendour and their accompanying headline sideshows, scheduled for Festival Hall in Melbourne tonight and Sydney’s Horden Pavilion this Thursday.

“Dear Aussies. We are so sorry about these cancellations, I haven’t been well these last two weeks I’m struggling with vocal fatigue,” Reid writes.

“Our touring has been an absolute gift to us, but unfortunately my voice can only do much! I want to give you the show you deserve. And we are working out better scheduling, and will come back at the start of next year. Again we are so sorry, we love you dearly with all our hearts.”

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London Grammar are the third band to pull out of Splendour In The Grass, following on from headliners Two Door Cinema Club cancelling last week due to frontman Alex Trimble being hospitalised due to a “chronic stomach complaint.” The Irish three-piece have been replaced on the bill by UK indie favourites Foals, who will take Two Door’s headlining set on the Saturday night.

Mt Warning are also new additions to the Splendour bill, replacing the Sunday afternoon set previously occupied by Nashville’s The Wild Feathers who pulled out due to “scheduling conflicts.” 

London Grammar Splendour In The Grass 2014 Sideshows

Tuesday 22 July – Festival Hall, Melbourne (Licensed All Ages)
Thursday 24 July – Horden Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)

Splendour In The Grass 2014 Lineup

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay

Outkast (Only Aus Show)
Two Door Cinema Club (Only Aus Show)
Lily Allen
Interpol (Only Aus Show)
Foster The People
Angus & Julia Stone
City And Colour
London Grammar
Vance Joy
Darkside (Only Aus Show)
Ben Howard
Childish Gambino
Hoodoo Gurus
Hilltop Hoods
Chvrches (Only Aus Show)
The Jezabels
Wild Beasts
Danny Brown (Only Aus Show)
First Aid Kit
Violent Soho
Sam Smith
The 1975
Ball Park Music
Art Vs Science
Buraka Som Sistema (Only Aus Show)
The Preatures
Parquet Courts (Only Aus Show)
Sticky Fingers
Peking Duk
Sky Ferreira
Future Islands
Courtney Barnett
DZ Deathrays
The Strypes
Hot Dub Time Machine
The Kite String Tangle
Mikhael Paskalev
Wave Racer
The Acid
Circa Waves
Dustin Tebbutt
The Head And The Heart
Darren Middleton
Little May
D.D Dumbo
Tkay Maidza
The Creases
Mt Warning
The Wild Feathers
Chrome Sparks
Mas Ysa
Nick Mulve
Nina Las Vegas
Yacht Club DJs
Touch Sensitive
Indian Summer
Golden Features
L D R U & Yahtzel DJs
Cosmos Midnight
Fishing DJs
Charles Murdoch

Red Bull Music Academy Lineup:

Thursday 24 July
L W K Y, wordlife, Sabel, Yahtzel, L D R U, Indian Summer.

Friday 25 July
Young Franco, Flamingo, Cassius Select, Dizz1, Remi, Sampology, Kirkis, Roland Tings, Steve Summers, Peanut Butter Wolf (US).

Saturday 26 July
Young Franco, Black Vanilla, Silentjay, Edd Fisher, Nicole Millar, Jamie Bennett, Hiatus Kaiyote, Andras Fox, Nicolas Jaar (DJ set) (NYC).

Sunday 27 July
Young Franco, Oisima, Jordan Rakei, Retiree, Louis Baker (NZ), Bannoffee, Oscar Key Sung, Lorna Clarkson, Africa Hitech (UK/Warp), Nguzunguzu (US).

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