August 5, 2011 17:54
Odd Future pull out of Leeds Festival after VMA nominations
Rap collective are still playing Reading though
The rap collective were due to play the event on August 28 on the NME/Radio 1 Stage, but have now pulled out after their leader Tyler, The Creator was nominated for two awards at the MTV Video Music Awards. The collective will still perform at Reading Festival on the day before (August 27).
Odd Future have issued a statement, which reads as follows:
Odd Future would like to formally apologise to both the Leeds Festival organisers and the fans attending for having to cancel their appearance. Tyler recently achieved a lifelong dream of being nominated for two MTV VMAs - New Artist of the Year and Video of the Year. This is an extremely unique situation for a group who are devoted to their fans.
We have agreed to give all Leeds Festival ticket holders a pre-sale option for our next show in the north of England. Again we apologise to anyone who was looking forward to seeing them live, and will do whatever it takes to make it up to them. We look forward to having another opportunity to play Leeds Festival.
This is the not first time being nominated for a MTV Award has forced bands to pull out of the festival. Both Yellowcard and New Found Glory pulled out in previous years after being offered the chance to perform at the award ceremony.
Reading And Leeds Festivals take place over the weekend of August 26 – 28.
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