Echo & The Bunnymen cancel Australian festival slot after Ian McCulloch misses flight

The Liverpool group were set to play the Laneway Festival tomorrow (January 30)

Echo And The Bunnymen have been forced to cancel an Australian festival appearance, because frontman Ian McCulloch missed his flight.

The band were due to play the Laneway Festival in Melbourne tomorrow (January 30) and were set to appear alongside the likes of Florence And The Machine, Mumford and Sons and Black Lips.

Despite the cancellation, festival organisers have confirmed that all other performances are due to go ahead as planned, with Melbourne trio Midnight Juggernauts stepping in to replace Echo And The Bunnymen.