Huge Bestival Act Cancels Days Before Festival

6 September 2017, 13:32

Bestival sign

The event, which takes place from 7-10 September, has had to make a quick change to their line-up.

Justice has been forced to cancel their upcoming show at Bestival 2017.

The festival, which takes place this weekend in its new location on the Lulworth estate, has announced that the French duo has been forced to cancel, and revealed who will take their place.

A statement on their official website reads: "It is with much regret that we must announce today that Justice will not be performing at Bestival on Sunday due to production and technical issues beyond the band and Bestival’s mutual control. However, we can confirm that long-time Bestival favourites Soulwax will replace Justice on the Castle Stage, followed by the Dewaele brothers making an appearance on the return of the much-loved HMS Bestival stage for a 2manydjs DJ set."

The festival, which takes place from 7-10 September 2017, will pay host to headliners The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys. 

See the full line-up here.

It's not unusual for bands to have to fill in for others at the last minute, with Florence + The Machine headlining Glastonbury 2015 in the place of Foo Fighters after Dave Grohl's leg injury. 

At the time, the British act covered the band's Times Like These anthem, and this year Grohl paid tribute to Florence Welch by singing the track back.

Watch the moment here: