Organisers Mean Fiddler say they've had too little time to fill the bill, despite having already booked the likes of Eminem and Linkin Park...

READING FESTIVAL USA has been cancelled.

The inaugural American leg of the legendary British festival had been due to have taken place in Camden, New Jersey on September 8. Despite acts such as Eminem, Linkin Park and Xzibit having already been booked, organisers Mean Fiddler say they had too little time to fill out the bill.

“Rather than proceeding with a shortened and diluted line-up that does not fully represent the history and reputation of the Reading Festival, we have decided to spend time assembling a more complete line-up for 2002,” Mean Fiddler said in a statement.

Refunds will be made from point of purchase.